The femto-LASIK method is considered to be one of the safest methods available on the market at the moment. Since the entire operation is performed by means of a laser, refraining from the use of a scalpel, it is a completely painless procedure. Therefore, this method is also called all-laser bladeless LASIK.
- Corneal flap
In the first step, the eye is anaesthetised. The femtosecond laser then creates a thin layer of corneal tissue (called “corneal flap”), which is subsequently folded back. The femtosecond laser guarantees the highest possible precision, safety and protection while not causing friction on the surface of the eye. Therefore, the postoperative phase is practically free from pain.
- Laser remodelling
During the second step of the procedure the excimer laser Amaris is employed in order to remodel the exposed corneal stroma and correct the visual defect. Accurate programming of the computer system makes it possible to customise the treatment for each patient. This part of the procedure only takes a few seconds. Afterwards, the corneal flap is folded back to its original position. A practically painless postoperative phase is thereby facilitated.
- Postoperative phase
After the operation the eye is protected from external influences by a special contact lens, which will be removed after one day. In order to minimise the risk of infection, you will be prescribed antibiotic eye drops.
Femto-LASIK procedure – video illustration
7-D femto-LASIK using the 7-D laser Amaris
The 7-D laser technology ensures greater precision during the procedure. The laser considers all six dimensions inherent to the eye movement and measures these micro movements during the procedure in order to constantly improve its precision and effect. It also takes into account expected future movements of the eye (time dimension).