What is Femto LASIK?
Femto-Lasik is the most efficient technology currently available within the field of laser eye surgery. Lasik stands for ‘laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis’ – the method involved in this type of procedure. Femto represents the technology, in this case the most recent type of laser: the Femtosecond.
The Femtosecond laser method involves the cutting of a microscopically thin flap on the surface of the cornea, after which the Excimer laser is used to correct any existing refractive errors.
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Advantages of Femto-Lasik
Optimal safety :
- Highly reduced risk of complications when cutting the corneal flap
- Reduced risk of infection and inflammation
- Larger treatable surface for increased stability
- Reduction in retreatment rates
The Femto-Lasik allows for such a thin, uniformly cut corneal flap that complications are practically non-existent. With these thinner flaps, more corneal tissue is left behind, meaning not only an increase in long-term corneal stability, but also the opportunity to correct higher refractive errors.
Even flap thickness
When using the Femto-Lasik, the surgeon knows beforehand which form, thickness, measurements and capacity each flap entails. This is an important issue when considering treatment for higher refractive errors. When using a scalpel, a surgeon can only know how the flap will look after the cut has been made.
- Eyeball measurements are of little importance for Femto-Lasik laser eye surgery.
- You will heal in a shorter span of time and your sight will improve much more quickly.
- Visual results are excellent.
During the procedure, the Femto-Lasik laser exercises less pressure on the eye. This means the patient will experience very little discomfort.
New WAVELIGHT EX 500 EXCIMER LASER FROM ALCON AT THE EYE INFIRMIRY
Those seeking to have refractive surgery can now opt for a procedure that is quicker, more accurate and even more painless than before. Laser or bladeless LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) eye surgery. The Eye Infirmiry will now use the new Wave light Ex 500 Excimer Laser. The WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser is the only Excimer laser to operate at 500 Hz, with an average treatment time of approximately 1.4 seconds per diopter1.