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Methods of laser vision correction


Top benefits of Femto Lasik

       Femto Lasik (aka Bladeless Lasik) is the most advanced and safe method for laser vision correction. This new technology has opened a new horizon in many areas of medicine. “Femto” means billions of times per second. Femto Lasik uses optical pulses that are faster than the human eye can detect, and stops the eye’s natural ability to move, or wiggle. During this bladeless procedure, your surgeon uses the femtosecond laser to create a flap in your cornea before altering the shape of the underlying tissue to correct your vision. Since Femto Lasik uses no physical instruments and is completely guided by computer, this means a much lower risk of infection during the surgery.

Femto Lasik vs. traditional Lasik

Many surgeons agree that the creation of the flap in the cornea is the most critical step in laser vision correction. Traditional Lasik entails making a flap with a mechanical blade called microkeratome. While safe and effective, the use of any manually operated surgical instrument does leave open the potential for human error. With bladeless LASIK, the risk of human error is greatly minimized. The computer-guided laser can make an extremely precise flap in the corneal surface without physical contact made with the eye. By creating a thinner corneal flap, more of a patient’s healthy corneal tissue remains intact and untouched. That’s better for long-term results.

For the majority of patients, both methods of flap creation can be considered as “safe”, and therefore surgeon and patient preference will be important factors in deciding the Lasik flap creation technique.

Our clinics use the latest femtosecond technology from the world leaders in laser vision correction, including  Ziemer Femto LDV (Switzerland)  and VICTUS Femtosecond Laser Platform (Germany).

Ziemer Femto LDV (Switzerland) 

It achieves great results using the lowest energy, very short pulses of high frequency, without damaging the surrounding tissue and causing mechanical stress. It is a guarantee of safety and precision. Other advantages of Femto LDV Z8 include an integrated imaging system and a TopView camera providing a visual check during the entire surgery.

VICTUS Femtosecond Laser Platform (Germany)

Victus Femtosecond Laser Platform features multi-mode versatility optimized for a broad range of laser cataract and corneal procedures on a single platform.

Key Features & Benefits

  • Versatility - Cataract and corneal (LASIK flap) procedure capabilities.

  • Real-time, high contrast OCT.

  • Designed to enhance patient comfort, with procedure-dependent pressure control.

  • Pulse rates up to 160 kHz - minimizes procedure time and enhances surgeon control.

This highly advanced system is designed to provide greater precision than manual surgery techniques, potentially enhancing the patient experience.

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