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Femtosecond Laser

LASIK with Femtosecond Laser

This technique has revolutionised laser refractive surgery, as instead of cutting the lenticule to create a flap on the surface of the cornea, a technique is used that does this by femtosecond laser.

  1. A thin flap is created on the surface of the cornea using the femtosecond laser. Once the flap has been created, it is folded back so that Excimer laser can be used.

  2. The surgeon applies Excimer laser to reshape the intermediate layer of the cornea, which takes between 5 and 45 seconds, depending on the type and magnitude of the defect being treated. The laser equipment has a safety mechanism that controls eye movements, known as an eye tracker, which makes it possible to direct the beam only at the parts of the cornea that need to be reshaped to correct the refractive defect.

  3. Once the laser has performed its task, the thin flap of cornea is laid back in place.

This entire process takes 10 to 15 minutes and is completely painless. During the first few hours the patient may notice some slight discomfort, such as stinging or watering, and after a few hours, they will start to experience an improvement in their vision, without the need to depend on glasses or contact lenses.

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