FemtoLasik

FemtoLasik is the surgical technique for refractive surgery The most advanced laser that exists today and can only be performed in those centers that have this type of laser for the operation.

En Área Oftalmológica Avanzada We are experts in 100% laser refractive surgery and here we explain its advantages and disadvantages as well as the difference between LASIK and FemtoLasik.

 

FemtoLasik

FemtoLasik is the surgical technique for refractive surgery The most advanced laser that exists today and can only be performed in those centers that have this type of laser for the operation.

En Área Oftalmológica Avanzada We are experts in 100% laser refractive surgery and here we explain its advantages and disadvantages as well as the difference between LASIK and FemtoLasik.

What is FemtoLasik?

El Femtolasik is a type of surgery eye laser, more concretely LASIK laser-assisted laser refractive treatment of Femtosecond for cutting the corneal flap.

La Femtolasik eye laser surgery is Surgical technique for delete la myopia  farsightedness and / or astigmatism most modern and safe that exists today.

El LASIK is the technique most used for the treatment of myopia, hyperopia and / or astigmatism and requires cutting, using a blade, a corneal flap so that the laser can act that will eliminate the diopters that the patient had.

The difference between LASIK and FemtoLasik is that the cut no longer It is made with a blade but with a laser system that is much more accurate.

How is the FemtoLasik operation?

La 100% laser myopia, farsightedness and / or astigmatism operation It resembles LASIK refractive surgery, but it is not the same.

In the surgical room we have two laserson one side the femtosecond laser and in the other the Excimer laser.

Once the patient enters the room he gets anesthetic drops and then stretches on the stretcher of Femtosecond laser for cutting of the cornea with laser. Subsequently, and without the patient having to get up or move, The stretcher moves to the Exciter laser, responsible for eliminating patient graduation.

As soon as this process is finished the patient is ready to get up on his own foot and return home.

El surgical time total does not exceed 5 minutes by eye.

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Advantages of FemtoLasik

With fully laser refractive surgery we avoid complications like:

  • Incomplete cuts.
  • Irregular thickness flaps.
  • Wrong diameters.

It is estimated that laser cutting is 100 times more precise which is obtained with chichilla or microkeratome.

Another advantages of FemtoLasik is reduction in the risk of corneal weakening (corneal ectasias) or the reappearance part of diopters that the patient had before surgery, is very inferior a when LASIK is performed with a blade.

What is it about?

La FemtoLasik surgery eliminates graduation of the various refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia I the astigmatism.

It is important to note that through this technique we can treat each of them separately or eliminate the graduation of all of them in the same surgical session.

Myopia

Myopia is a refractive defect that occurs when a person sees distant objects blurry but can see the nearby ones correctly.

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Farsightedness

Hyperopia is manifested when a person cannot clearly see objects that are close but those that are at a distance.

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Astigmatism

Astigmatism occurs when the surface of the cornea is irregular. Similar to the wavy mirrors of the amusement parks.

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Who is recommended to use FemtoLasik?

The fact of using a laser system for cutting the cornea or flap makes this technique much more accurate and safer than the LASIK technique, so it is recommended to all patients who are going to undergo refractive surgery.

Anyway, we can say that It will be especially indicated to use FemtoLasik to patients with:

  • Patients with farsightedness.
  • Presence of astigmatism accompanied or not by myopia and farsightedness.
  • Corneas with extreme curvatures where until recently it was contraindicated to perform refractive surgery.

For whom it is?

This totally laser eye surgery can be performed in all those cases in which refractive surgery with LASIK technique is indicated.

Femtosecond laser refractive surgery, Femtolasik, will be especially indicated in cases where the patient has farsightedness, astigmatism, and irregular corneas.

Is it as fast and painless as conventional Lasik?

The operation of myopia totally laser, at practical level is very similar to conventional LASIK with blade.

El Operation time is less than 5 minutes by eye and the patient only notices that we touch the eye but there is no feeling of pain.

Postoperative

If the recovery of conventional LASIK surgery was already fast, with the FemtoLasik it is still more and above all, much safer and with less risk of complications that delay vision recovery.

In the postoperative period of Femtolasik or lower risk de flap shifts corneal, lower incidence of flap folds y less inflammation that, all this translates into a faster recovery.

El time to recover vision after an operation with FemtoLasik is very fast. The patient leaves the intervention seeing something blurry, but within a few hours he has already recovered almost 100% of vision.

Use of makeup after FemtoLasik

The use of lotions, makeup or any cosmetic product should be avoided within 2 or 3 weeks after FemtoLasik surgery.

Use of contact lenses after FemtoLasik operation

After Lasik surgery, patients usually enjoy a 20/20 or 100% vision, without the need to wear glasses or contact lenses. Therefore, once the refractive defect is corrected, it will not be necessary to continue using the contact lenses.

Where and who can do a FemtoLasik

For the operation of Femtolasik a specialized center is required that has a Femtosecond laser, preferably of last generation, with an operating room specially adapted for refractive surgery, with the appropriate aseptic conditions and with the appropriate equipment to solve any situation.

On the other hand, it is necessary to perform specialized personnel in the management of this type of lasers as well as a surgeon with experience in these treatments.

It is essential the previous study of the patient, the diagnostic tests that will give us the information to introduce them in the laser computer and design, in a personalized way, the specific treatment for each patient.

En Área Oftalmológica Avanzada We have the necessary means to perform refractive surgery with Femtolasik, both in the previous study of each patient and in the operating room with the femtosecond and excimer laser technology to obtain the maximum level of efficacy and safety.

Price and financing

Although it is a much more advanced surgery than the traditional one, the price of the operation of this laser eye surgery is not much higher than the myopia operation price LASIK

El FemtoLasik price It is 1.180 euros per eye with the preoperative included valued at 50 euros if you have surgery with us.

If you want to pay for this intervention in installments, please contact us to receive all the information about our financing plans.

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