FemtoLasik

FemtoLasik is the surgical technique for refractive surgery most advanced laser currently available 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 most advanced laser currently available 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 to delete la myopiafarsightedness 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, by means of 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 lasers, on 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 excimer laser, responsible for eliminating the graduation of the patient.

As soon as this process is over, the patient is ready to get up on their own feet and go 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 the diopters that the patient had before surgery, is very inferior a when LASIK is performed with a blade.

What does it treat?

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

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

Myopia

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

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Farsightedness

Farsightedness manifests itself when a person cannot see objects that are close by clearly but can see those that are at a certain distance.

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Astigmatism

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

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Who is recommended to use FemtoLasik?

The fact of using a laser system to cut the cornea or flap makes this technique much more precise and safer than the LASIK technique, which is why it is recommended for 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 all-laser myopia operation, on a practical level, is very similar to conventional blade LASIK.

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

Postoperative

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

In postoperative period of Femtolasik or lower risk de flap displacements 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 comes out of the intervention seeing, somewhat blurry, but after a few hours he has already recovered almost 100% of his vision.

Use of makeup after FemtoLasik

The use of lotions, makeup or any cosmetic product should be avoided for 2-3 weeks following FemtoLasik surgery.

Use of contact lenses after FemtoLasik operation

After Lasik surgery, patients often enjoy 20/20 or 100% visionwithout the need to wear glasses or contact lenses. Therefore, once the refractive error has been corrected, it will not be necessary to continue using the lenses.

Where and who can do a FemtoLasik

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

On the other hand, it must be carried out by personnel specialized in handling this type of lasers as well as by a surgeon with experience in these treatments.

The previous study of the patient is fundamental, the diagnostic tests that will give us the information to introduce them into 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 femtosecond and excimer laser technology to obtain the highest level of efficacy and safety.

Price and financing

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

El FemtoLasik price is 1.000 euros per eye with the preoperative included valued at 50 euros if you operate with us.

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

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