Laser-assisted cataract surgery is now available to our cataract patients. This laser technology, called the femtosecond laser, has been used for years in creating the flap for LASIK eye surgery, but now, it is being used in cataract surgery. The femtosecond laser applies laser energy in an extremely short period of time, one trillionth of a second, so no significant heat is generated. The laser, guided by an advanced imaging system known as OCT, can create precise incisions, automating steps of cataract surgery that have traditionally been done manually with a surgical blade. The laser can also make corneal incisions to treat astigmatism. The computer-driven incisions are more precise and reproducible than what can be done manually by hand. For some patients, this new technology may make cataract surgery even safer.
FEMTO LASER has an extremely low impact on the eye: The procedure takes only a few minutes. The time the laser is in contact with the patient’s eye is reduced to a minimum.
FEMTO LASER is comfortable and painless: The patient’s head is not fixed during the procedure.
FEMTO LASER also helps in severe cases: Thanks to the extremely high frequency of the laser pulses, the layers of the cornea are separated with unprecedented precision, creating an ultra-thin flap. FEMTO LASER is therefore effective in patients who were previously not candidates for laser surgery. This includes patients with extreme myopia or thin corneas.
No inflammation: The laser energy used for FEMTO LASER is about a 100 times lower than with other lasers. This is more gentle to the corneal tissue and prevents temporary inflammatory reactions of the eye.
Fast results: The recovery period is considerably shorter than for other techniques. Patients are usually able to see well within hours, often even minutes.
FEMTOLASER is suitable for correcting the following refractive errors: