The difference between the two methods of LASIK and femto-LASIK lies in the first step of the procedure. The first step of a LASIK treatment is carried out mechanically using a so-called microkeratome. The postoperative phase is practically free from pain, as it is after a femto-LASIK procedure. Due to its better protection and greater precision, we highly recommend the femto-LASIK method.
- Corneal flap
At the beginning, the eye is anaesthetised. The microkeratome, a surgical instrument consisting of an oscillating blade, then creates a thin layer of corneal tissue (called “corneal flap”), which is subsequently folded back.
- 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 and infections by a special contact lens, which will be removed during the first follow-up examination one day after the operation. In order to minimise the risk of infection, you will be prescribed antibiotic eye drops.
Clear vision already returns only a few hours after the LASIK procedure has been performed.
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).