Femtosecond-Assisted LASIK

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Intro To Femtosecond-Assisted LASIK

Intro To Femtosecond-Assisted LASIK

Millions of patients around the world have benefited from laser eye surgeries, including femtosecond-assisted LASIK or “Femo LASIK”. If you’re looking for highly advanced and safe laser surgery to solve your vision problems, then you must seriously consider this promising technology. Femtosecond-assisted laser in-situ keratomileusis (Femo LASIK) allows your surgeon to reshape the cornea of your eye and resolve your vision problem by using the laser to create a corneal flap instead of other mechanical cutting tools. It depends on using Femtosecond (FS) laser, which is an infrared laser that was developed in the early 1990s.

Benefits of Femtosecond-Assisted LASIK

Femto LASIK is a great option to correct refractive errors, which occur when the eye faces difficulties bending or focusing light. Also, some clinics offer this technology to correct cataracts in some patients. In sum, here are the benefits and advantages of Femto LASIK:

Benefits of Femtosecond-Assisted LASIK
  • 1Correct refractive errors, such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism
  • 2Provide your doctor with better control over the corneal flap’s length and angle
  • 3Doesn’t require the implementation of any moving parts inside the eye
  • 4Doesn’t cause an increase in intraocular pressure or dry eyes
  • 5Provide better contrast sensitivity and great results

Candidates for Femtosecond-Assisted LASIK

You must speak with your surgeon to discuss the surgery and your expectations. They may prepare for surgery by doing the following:

 Candidates for Femtosecond-Assisted LASIK
  • 1Scan and examine your eye before the day of the procedure.
  • 2Ask you to remove your contact lenses 1-3 weeks before surgery (if you wear any).
  • 3Advise you to stop using lotions, creams, or makeup near the eye.
  • 4Arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure.

Steps of Femtosecond-Assisted LASIK

Femto LASIK is a simple procedure that only takes 30 minutes for each eye. Once you arrived at the clinic, you will be placed in a reclining chair and lie on your back under the laser machine. The steps will include:

1. Anesthesia

1. Anesthesia

Your doctor will use numbing eye drops to prevent discomfort or pain.

2. Eyelid Stabilization

2. Eyelid Stabilization

To keep your eyelid in place, your doctor will use an eye speculum. They also will use a glass lens to hold the globe of the eye and a suction ring.

3. Laser Administration

3. Laser Administration

Your doctor will start administrating the laser to create a flap on the surface of the cornea.

4. Cornea Reshaping

4. Cornea Reshaping

Once the flap is folded back, your doctor will use ultraviolet rays to reshape the cornea as required.

5. Flap Replacement

5. Flap Replacement

Finally, your doctor will replace the flap without using sutures.

Recovery After Femtosecond-Assisted LASIK

To get a smooth recovery, you must follow the next instructions after the procedure:

Recovery After Femtosecond-Assisted LASIK
  • 1Avoid scratching or rubbing your eye and try to wear an eye shield in the first 2 days.
  • 2Visit your doctor after 2 days to remove the eye shields and check your vision.
  • 3Use the eye drops that your doctor will give you to prevent infection or inflammation.
  • 4Avoid swimming and strenuous activities in the days following the surgery.
  • 5Avoid using makeup, lotions, and creams for two weeks after surgery,
  • 6Avoid wearing contact lenses even if you complain of blurred vision.
  • 7Expect some vision fluctuations for the first months after the surgery and expect the final results to manifest after 3-6 months.

Risks of Femtosecond-Assisted LASIK

Femto LASIK is a safe procedure for the majority of patients, but it still poses some potential risks and side effects, such as:

Risks of Femtosecond-Assisted LASIK
  • 1Seeing glares and halos around lights
  • 2Extreme sensitivity to light or transient light sensitivity syndrome (TLSS)
  • 3Unsatisfactory results or reduced effectiveness over time
  • 4Permanent vision loss

You must be 18 or older with a stable vision to be a good candidate for Femto LASIK. Also, doctors commonly take the following things into consideration before suggesting Femto LASIK to patients: Conditions or medications that affect recovery and healing Previous refractory surgeries The thickness of the cornea

Femto LASIK is a procedure that aims to modify the surface of the cornea and correct vision by directing an excimer laser beam on the layers of the cornea (the transparent outer front part of the eye) to restore its natural vision abilities.

– The Femto-LASIK is a safe procedure and doesn’t cause complications that may affect patients, but all doctor’s instructions should be followed to guarantee that, whether before or during the recovery period. – In addition, the patient usually does not feel pain during the procedure. But in very few cases, the patient may feel a slight pressure on the eye for several seconds.

The Femto-LASIK procedure takes between 10 to 15 minutes maximum.

Femto LASIK is carried out through two steps: – The first step consists of cutting the cornea to allow the excimer laser device to penetrate the eye. – The second step is for the surgeon to raise the corneal flap and direct an excimer laser beam on the inner corneal layers to repair vision defects.

– Don’t rub your eyes with your hands. – Women shouldn’t use eye make-up and cosmetics. – Don’t wear colored contact lenses. – Avoid swimming at all costs, whether in the sea or in swimming pools.



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