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.