Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

 

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

 
How long does it take to create a flap using the femto second lasik ?
The creation of the flap itself takes only about 15-30 seconds per eye. Including preparation time, the entire LASIK procedure takes about 10 minutes for both eyes.
 
Is the femto second lasik Method right for me?
If you are looking for a safe , accurate and more comfortable  LASIK experience , the answer is yes. But to get this procedure, you have to ask your doctor for the femto second lasik.
 
Applications:
1- Lasik Flaps
Corneal flap creation in LASIK surgery is the most common application of the FS laser. The major advantages of the femtosecond laser flap creation over the mechanical microkeratome are:
- Reduced incidence of flap complications, such as buttonholes, epithelial abrasions, short flaps, free caps, blade marks, and irregular cuts.
- Greater surgeon choice of flap diameter and thickness, side cut angle, hinge position and length, spot size and separation, and firing patterns (spiral vs raster).
- Absence of moving parts.
- Increased precision with improved flap safety and thickness.
- A capability of cutting thinner flaps (90µm or even less) to accommodate thin corneas and/or high refractive errors.
2- All Femtosecond Lasik (Flex and Smile)
3- Lamllar Keratoplasty
For anterior lamellar keratoplasty (ALKP), the laser is programmed to create anterior lamellar interface and peripheral trephination cuts of desired depths and diameters. Laser treatment begins with formation of the lamellar cut at a depth determined by the corneal opacities to be removed.
4- Penetrating Keratoplasty
FS laser creates straight trephination cuts or complex-pattern trephination cuts for enhanced wound integrity of the graft-host junction. The choice of shapes and diameters is dependent on individualized clinical requirements. The patterned trephination is thought to not only increase the strength and structural integrity of the graft-host junction, but to also reduce the number of requisite sutures, lessen the amount of astigmatism, and possibly shorten the time of visual recovery.
5- Intra Corneal Ring Segments
- The FS laser may be programmed to create arcuate tunnels for implant placement at approximately 70% corneal depth.
- The tunnel creation with the laser is easier, more precise, more predictable, and less likely to perforate the cornea than with the traditional mechanical spreader method.