Femto-LASIK

About Femto-LASIK

Femto-Lasik, which is the short form of femtosecond laser LASIK, is one of the latest methods to correct refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.

 

The Femto-Lasik procedure is like the traditional Lasik procedure where the technique for flap creation is different. Unlike Lasik that uses a blade to create a thin flap in the cornea, Femto-Lasik uses Femtosecond laser pulses to do so. That is the reason that Femto-Lasik procedure is sometimes called “bladeless” LASIK. The procedure is the painless form and even safer variation of LASIK.

 

Femtosecond laser pulses are controllable and adjustable via a monitor used by the surgeon. As pulses last only 10 to 15 second, adjacent areas of the cornea remained with no damage. Also, the recovery time of Femto-Lasik is less than LASIK. The patient can easily get back to his normal life after 2 days.

 

Patients who have higher amounts of nearsightedness which cannot be corrected by other surgeries like LASEK or PRK are great candidates for Femto-Lasik.

time requirements

Minimum stay

3 days

Hospital stay

Not required

Operation duration

10 minutes

Anesthesia type

Local

Back to work

3 days

Post visit

1 trip

Before Femto-LASIK

  • Wash your eyes and eyelashes before the procedure
  • Don’t wear any makeup at least 48 hours before the surgery
  • Don’t use any perfume on the day of the operation
  • Don’t use any contact lenses at least 48 hours before the surgery

How is Femto-LASIK performed?

At first, the nurse makes eyes numb by dropping anesthesia eye-drop into patient’s eye so that he/she won’t feel anything during the surgery. When the patient is ready, a device will be used to keep eyes open. This does not let the patient blink and let the surgeon perform the surgery easily.

 

An ultra-fast femtosecond laser is used to create a thin flap in the cornea. Then an excimer laser is used to reshape the corneal tissue and correct the eye vision. In the end, the flap is returned to its original position and the surgery is over.

 

The patient is ready to get back home and rest for a few days.

Anesthesia type

Local
Femto-LASIK

Femto-Lasik is 100% blade-free lasik procedure which is one of the newest methods of refractive eyesight correction.

Recovery procedure

Possible discomfort

Pain, mild irritation or itching are normal after the Femto-Lasik surgery. However, this procedure has less recovery time and less pain compare to Lasik. You will not feel any discomfort after 3 to 5 days.

Post procedure care

  • Rest in a dark room
  • Don’t rub your eyes
  • Don’t wash your face for at least 2 days after the procedure
  • Don’t do anything that might hurt your eyes at least few weeks after the surgery
  • Don’t drive unless you gain perfect eyesight (might take 2 or 3 days)
  • Wear sunglasses
  • Use the eye-drops that have been prescribed for you
  • Don’t use cosmetic contact lenses till 3 months after the surgery

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What you need to know

Not recommended for

  • People who have large pupils
  • The patient who have other eye problems such as cataract or glaucoma
  • People with dry eyes
  • People who have unstable vision
  • Pregnant women

Potential risk

Femto-Lasik procedure is a safe proven eye laser treatment. Risks of the surgery are minimum and rare. Although mentioned risks cannot be completely excluded, but there is a solution for nearly all complications.

  • Infection
  • Incision complications
  • Eyesight loss
  • Undercorrection or overcorrection
  • Blurred or distorted vision

Cost parameters

  • Technology used
  • One eye/both eyes
  • Patient’s health condition i.e diabetic
  • Qualification/expertise of the surgeon

Specialists

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