The LASIK method for vision correction has been in practice since 1990. It is now the most commonly used method in laser surgery. The technique has even been approved for NASA astronauts and jet pilots of the Navy. The modern development is the Femto-LASIK method.
The Femto-LASIK procedure, also called All-Laser LASIK, is the modern evolution of LASIK surgery.
The conventional LASIK surgery method involves the surgeon cutting the cornea with a scalpel. This carries risks.
In Femto-LASIK surgery, the surgeon makes an incision using a high-precision femtosecond laser. The femtosecond laser cuts much more precise than the scalpel. This results in a thinner flap, saving more tissue.
This technique is safer, and the healing process is accelerated. It can also be used to treat greater visual defects.
You will notice immediately after the operation that you can see clearly through the thick tear film. However, you should keep the eye covered for the rest of the day. You will be able to see relatively well only hours after the surgery.
Femto-LASIK is the most advanced technology in laser eye surgery. It is our preferred and standard choice at EyeLaser. We use one of the most advanced femtosecond lasers on the market, the ZIEMER Leonardo da Vinci Z6 from Switzerland.