By Dr Lee Mun Toong
1. More predictable corneal flap thickness
It creates a thinner flap than conventional lasik. The Femto-Lasik allows for such a thin, uniformly cut corneal flap that complications are practically non-existent. With these thinner flaps, more corneal tissue is left behind, meaning not only an increase in long-term corneal stability, but also the opportunity to correct higher refractive errors. When using the Femto-Lasik, the surgeon knows beforehand which form, thickness, measurements and capacity each flap entails. This is an important issue when considering treatment for higher refractive errors.
2. Optimal safety:
- Highly reduced risk of complications when cutting the corneal flap.
- Reduced risk of infection and inflammation
- Larger treatable surface for increased stability
- Reduction in retreatment rates
3. Decreased risk of corneal abrasions during surgery
4. Decreased risk of induced astigmatism compared to conventional LASIK
5. Other benefits:
- Eyeball measurements are of little importance for Femto-Lasik laser eye surgery.
- You will heal in a shorter span of time and your sight will improve much more quickly.
- Visual results are excellent.
During the procedure, the Femto-Lasik laser exercises less pressure on the eye. This means the patient will experience very little discomfort.
The femtosecond laser also gives the LASIK surgeon more options in flap size, shape, and orientation, for a more customized LASIK procedure for each patient’s needs.
Finally, a femtosecond laser can create a corneal flap that has edges that enable the flap to fit more securely in place after the LASIK procedure, potentially reducing healing time and decreasing the risk of dislocation of the flap after surgery.