FEMTOLASIK: An advanced bladeless refractive surgery to treat vision problems
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FemtoLasik is one of the most effective and advanced computer-controlled technologies in refractive surgery. FemtoLASIK is a form of LASIK used to correct vision problems including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism by way of deploying a laser on the cornea. The previous traditional LASIK involves a blade to create an opening on the corneal surface and uses lasers to reshape the lens in the eye, allowing it to refract light onto the retina to create a clearer picture. Due to the use of mechanical blade which could make irregular flaps or incomplete cuts, it might potentially lead to post-surgery complications and irregular astigmatism. Whereas FemtoLASIK, also known as bladeless LASIK or all-laser LASIK does not use the blade, instead it substitutes blade for a femtosecond laser and uses an excimer laser to correct the refractive conditions. Due to the high precision and safety of the FemtoLASIK method, it allows the ophthalmologist to tailor the procedure according to the characteristics and vision problem of each individual patient.
When performing FemtoLASIK, the ophthalmologist uses two types of lasers which are femtosecond laser and excimer laser. Femtosecond laser emits ultra-short pulses to create a small flap in the cornea and prepare its surface for the next step. The vision correction is then conducted through an excimer laser. An advanced femtosecond laser, VisuMax® from ZEISS, an internationally leading technology enterprise in optical systems and optoelectronics has been used At LASIK Center, Bangkok Hospital. This ground-breaking laser system employs high-performance femtosecond laser technology which is characterized by its cutting precision, speed and gentle treatment technique. This technology has gained popularity since it overcomes the previous limitations of certain corneal conditions e.g. thin or flat corneal, corneal with abnormal curvature and irregular shape.
In combination with the MEL® 80 Excimer laser from ZEISS which is internally accepted as the newest laser technology, it addresses the wide-ranging needs of modern refractive surgical practices like Femto LASIK. MEL® 80 Excimer Laser is designed to make the correction of vision defects more precise, comfortable and patient-friendly for individuals. All the treatment parameters are oriented towards increasing efficiency, achieving optimum treatment results and the rapid recovery of vision.
With the advancements in refractive surgery and improvement in LASIK techniques, Lasik Center at Bangkok Hospital is committed to deliver advanced LASIK treatments by highly experienced and skilled ophthalmologists supported by cutting-edge technology. The high precision and safety of the FemtoLASIK enables the patients to experience less postoperative side effects, such as halos around lights, dry eyes, corneal abrasion and eye irritations. Patients can rest assured that refractive surgery will be safely conducted with the most possible effective outcomes along with patient satisfaction and quick recovery.
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