A variety of corrective procedures and new techniques have emerged to treat all types of vision issues but how do you choose which one is best for you?
For many years, LASIK surgery has been regarded as the best corrective eye surgery. However, an even more state-of-the-art treatment option is now available due to advances in technology and techniques and it’s called the Femto-LASIK.
Femto-LASIK is bladeless, making it the safest and most reliable procedure for people who suffer from astigmatism, nearsightedness, or farsightedness.
But how is it different from the traditional LASIK we all know? Is Femto LASIK better for you and what is the advantage of each vision correction surgery?
LASIK and Femto-LASIK: What’s the Difference?
LASIK is an abbreviation for laser in situ keratomileusis which means a change in the form in the cornea with the use of laser.
In both LASIK and FEMTO LASIK, a computer-controlled excimer’s light pulses vaporize individual areas of the exposed corneal layer with a laser.
Modern spot lasers can give the corneal surface any desired shape in a couple of seconds and with a micrometer’s accuracy. How the flap is formed–manually with a blade (LASIK) or using a femtosecond laser (Femto-LASIK)–is the only major difference between the two methods.
The corneal lamella is restored to its initial position after the Ametropia (an abnormal refractive condition such as myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism of the eye) has been fixed using the LASIK or Femto-LASIK process. This seals close and does not need to be stitched.
In general, safety is the key difference between the two methods. In Femto-LASIK, the laser monitors and observes both eye movements and corneal form, allowing for a treatment that’s personally tailored to each individual patient.
The cornea flaps formed during Femto-LASIK surgery are more even than those created with a steel blade, in addition to being thinner. Femto-LASIK in Dubai enables more patients to get rid of their prescription glasses and contacts, regardless of the thickness of the cornea.
What to Expect During and After a Femto-LASIK Laser Eye Surgery
LASIK and Femto-LASIK procedures in Dubai are almost the same apart from the process used to build the cornea flaps (and the apparent gaps in safety). All treatments are outpatient procedures, which ensures that patients do not need a hospital overnight stay before being allowed to return home.
The procedure itself is incredibly fast. In around 20 minutes, Femto-LASIK surgery is done. Nevertheless, patients should expect to be at the hospital for at least one or two hours due to preparation before the surgery, pre-operative procedures, post-operative treatment, and more.
We highly recommend taking an accompanying adult with you on the day of your Femto-LASIK surgery in Dubai. A patient may experience sensitivity to light and eye irritation after the surgery, making driving difficult.
Patients will need to wear sunglasses while they are outdoors or a shield over their eyes while they sleep at night for the first few days after the operation.
Many people report producing an unusually large amount of tears after surgery, although this is a common side-effect of the operation. You can expect this to be resolved after a few weeks. Other Femto-LASIK surgery post-surgery side effects may include dry eyes, fuzzy eyes, and mild eye irritation, all of which will disappear by themselves.
Which is the better Femto Lasik VS Lasik?
Femto Lasik procedure in Dubai is considered by many eye doctors and patients to be better due to its full laser reliance. It also has fewer side effects compared to the standard Lasik process.
Once you agree to undergo LASIK surgery, arrange a consultation with your prospective LASIK surgeon to ask questions. It’s also important to ensure that you are confident with the expertise of the doctor and the LASIK facility.