Femto LASIK— Best Benefits of This Bladeless LASIK Innovation!

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Do you suffer from poor eyesight? If you are interested in getting your vision corrected but fear the idea of having a bladed surgical instrument near your eye, then bladeless or Femto LASIK may be the solution you are looking for.

Bladeless LASIK, which is also known as blade-free, all-laser, or Femto LASIK involves the eye surgeon using two types of lasers for the procedure.

The first type is an Ultrafast Femtosecond Laser that creates a thin fold in your eye’s cornea. After that, an excimer laser will be used to reshape the primary corneal tissue that will help correct your vision. The thin flap is back to its original position.

The Femto LASIK removes the need for a bladed surgical tool (or also referred to as microkeratome) to create the corneal flap. No surgical blade will be used when you get a Femto LASIK in Dubai.

Generally, if you qualify for LASIK surgery then you’ll be most like a good candidate for bladeless LASIK treatment as well. Additionally, some researchers have suggested that Femto LASIK may reduce the risk of certain complications associated with the use of a microkeratome.

Advantages of Femtosecond Laser LASIK

Femto LASIK is especially ideal for people who suffer from;

  •    mild/moderate myopia
  •    hyperopia and/or astigmatism
  •    adequate corneal thickness

More details about getting a Femto LASIK treatment in Dubai are;

  •    Procedure time: about 10 minutes per eye
  •    Typical results: 20/20 vision without glasses or contact lenses
  •    Recovery time: a few days to several weeks

In addition to providing a more comfortable vision correction procedure, more benefits to getting a Femto LASIK include:

  •    More corneal flap thickness
  •    Decreased risk of corneal abrasions during the procedure
  •    Decreased risk of astigmatism after the surgery

Additionally, it may possible with Femto LASIK to create a thinner corneal flap, which can enable the eye surgeon to correct higher amounts of nearsightedness.

The procedure also provides more options in regard to flap size, shape, and orientation, for a tailor-made LASIK treatment to suit patient’s needs and improve the quality of their vision.

Finally, a femtosecond laser can provide the corneal flap with edges to fit more securely in place after the LASIK treatment, which can shorten the recovery time and decrease the risk of dislocation.

Femtosecond Laser Flaps: What Are the Risks?

When undergoing the Femto LASIK procedure, complications could occur occasionally, regardless whether the corneal flap is created with a femtosecond laser or a microkeratome.

Flap complications that can occur include:

  •    Incomplete flaps
  •    Flap dislocation
  •    Flap striae (wrinkles in the flap)
  •    Diffuse lamellar keratitis, DLK (inflammation under the flap)
  •    Epithelial ingrowth (cells from the surface of the cornea growing under the flap)

However, one condition that can specifically occur with Femto LASIK is a condition known as Transient Light Sensitivity Syndrome (TLSS), involves photophobia or experience of discomfort or pain to the eyes when exposed to light.  

TLSS typically occurs two to six weeks after the surgery, and exposure to fluorescent lights can worsen the symptoms. However, the condition does not damage the vision, and it usually can be treated with short-term use of steroid eye drops.

It’s always best to consult with your Femto LASIK surgeon at an eye clinic in Dubai for more specific information about the Femto Bladeless LASIK procedure.

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