LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileus) is the most commonly used laser vision correction procedure in the world. It can correct short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism.
Since its introduction in 1991, more than 30 million people have benefited from this technique, making LASIK the most commonly performed elective surgical procedure in the world.
The principle of LASIK is to reshape the cornea so that light entering the eye can be refocused on the retina to improve vision.
Femto-LASIK is considered a “blade-free” eye laser method. In contrast to classic LASIK, the thin corneal flap is prepared using a high-precision femtosecond laser instead of a mechanical method.
This method is considered safe and very precise.
In the first step, the FS200 femtosecond laser prepares a thin corneal flap in a way that is gentle on the tissue. The laser treats each eye individually, working with high precision and uniformity. This step takes about 6 seconds.
The second step is the application of the EX500 excimer laser to treat the refractive error. The correction of one dioptre by the EX500 is done in 1.4 seconds. Thus, correcting a myopia of 5 diopters takes only 7 seconds.
The flap is then folded back again and adheres by itself thanks to internal binding forces.
In case of contraindications, other procedures such as transepithelial PKR (StreamLight) or intraocular lenses can be considered. Your surgeon will discuss the different options with you to find the best treatment for you.
The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis.
The procedure is painless.
Anaesthesia is given locally by the application of anaesthetic drops.
The procedure takes +/- 10 minutes per eye.
Both eyes are operated on the same day
Resumption of usual activities after 24 hours.
We take care of all eye diseases,
from initial diagnosis to regular follow-up.