Femto Lasik (Blade-Less)

Femto LASIK, also known as bladeless LASIK or all-laser LASIK, is an advanced type of laser eye surgery used to correct vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. The key feature of Femto LASIK is the use of a femtosecond laser to create the corneal flap instead of a mechanical blade, which is used in traditional LASIK.

How Femto LASIK Works:
  • Preparation: The eye is numbed with anesthetic drops to ensure comfort during the procedure.
  • Flap Creation: A femtosecond laser is used to create a thin, precise flap in the cornea. This laser emits ultra-fast pulses of energy to separate the tissue layers without using a blade. The flap is then gently lifted to expose the underlying corneal tissue.
  • Corneal Reshaping: An excimer laser is used to reshape the corneal tissue based on the patient’s specific refractive error. This reshaping allows light entering the eye to be properly focused onto the retina, improving vision.
  • Flap Repositioning: The corneal flap is carefully repositioned back into place. It naturally adheres to the underlying cornea without the need for stitches.
Benefits of Femto LASIK:
  • Increased Precision: The femtosecond laser allows for highly precise and consistent creation of the corneal flap. This precision can lead to better visual outcomes and reduce the risk of complications.
  • Enhanced Safety: The bladeless approach eliminates the risks associated with mechanical microkeratome blades, such as uneven flaps or blade-related complications.
  • Customization: The procedure can be tailored to the individual’s unique corneal anatomy, potentially improving the accuracy of vision correction.
  • Reduced Risk of Complications: The precise control of the femtosecond laser reduces the likelihood of flap-related issues and can lead to a quicker and more stable healing process.
  • Comfort and Recovery: Patients often experience less discomfort during the procedure and a quicker recovery period compared to traditional LASIK. Vision typically stabilizes within a few days to a week.