Recognized for his expertise in vision correction surgery, Ernest Kornmehl, MD, is a highly skilled laser eye surgeon, specializing in LASIK, PRK, LASEK and CK Surgery. He performs custom wavefront LASIK at his Boston Massachusetts Area offices.
LASIK Surgery in Boston
Dr. Ernest Kornmehl of Kornmehl Laser Eye Associates in Boston exclusively offers bladeless (all-laser LASIK) eye surgery. Bladeless LASIK surgery is performed with the IntraLase method, during which a femtosecond laser, rather than a handheld surgical blade (microkeratome), is used for the creation of the corneal flap. The corneal flap is a thin piece of tissue that is separated from the eye and folded back to expose the stroma (middle layer of the cornea) for laser reshaping.
By using a laser for the creation of the corneal flap, Dr. Kornmehl is able to perform laser eye surgery with more precision and control, while reducing certain risks associated with a surgical blade.
Dr. Kornmehl strives to provide his patients with maximum safety and therefore strongly believes in the many advantages of bladeless LASIK eye surgery, including:
- Reduced anxiety associated with surgical blades
- Increased flap predictability
- Precise and even corneal flaps
- Reduced risk of buttonholes (improperly formed flaps)
- Reduced risk of free caps (unattached flaps)
- Reduced risk of epithelial slough (damaged eye tissue)
- Reduced risk of dry eye after surgery
- Better flap adherence to the cornea following LASIK surgery
- Reduced recovery time
Following the creation of the corneal flap, Dr. Kornmehl uses a state-of-the-art excimer laser system to reshape the cornea, thereby eliminating most vision flaws, including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Boston LASIK patients who undergo all-laser LASIK with Dr. Kornmehl are often able to greatly reduce or completely eliminate their dependence on glasses and contact lenses.
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Bladeless LASIK is one of several vision correction procedures Dr. Kornmehl offers. He is also widely regarded as a top Boston cataract surgery provider. To determine the most appropriate refractive procedure for each patient, he conducts a thorough examination and discusses the patient's options. To schedule a consultation with Boston LASIK surgeon Dr. Kornmehl, contact Kornmehl Laser Eye Associates at (877) 870-2010.