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Femto-Lasik - The best eye laser technology

Femto-Lasik or Z-Lasik is currently the most efficient technology in the field of laser eye surgery.

Lasik stands for “Laser In Situ Keratomileusis” - the method used in this type of procedure. Femto represents the technology, in this case the latest type of laser: the femtosecond.

In the femtosecond laser method, a microscopic flap is cut on the surface of the cornea, after which the excimer laser is used to correct any refractive errors. With Femto-Lasik, dioprene prescriptions from -12 to +6 can be treated successfully and without problems.

Both devices are considered state of the art.

A handful of clinics in Germany use the excimer laser Wavelight EX500 and the Zemer Z8 femto laser.

The combination of these two devices guarantees predictable and reliable results and extreme precision thanks to a fast, painless and safe technique.

Benefits of Femto-Lasik

  1. Security:The risk of complications when cutting the corneal flap is greatly reduced.
    Reduced risk of infection and inflammation
    Larger treatable surface for increased stability
    Reduced repetition rates
  2. Cut:The Femto-Lasik enables such a thin, evenly cut corneal flap that there are practically no complications. With these thinner flaps, more corneal tissue remains, which not only increases the long-term stability of the cornea, but also the possibility of correcting higher ametropia.
  3. Planning:When using the Femto-Lasik, the surgeon knows beforehand what shape, thickness, dimensions and capacity each valve will entail. This is an important point when considering treatment for higher ametropia. When a scalpel is used, a surgeon can only know what the tab will look like after the cut.
  4. Additional advantages:Eyeball measurements are of little importance for Femto-Lasik laser eye surgery.
    You will heal in less time and your eyesight will improve much faster.
    The visual results are excellent.
    During the procedure, the Femto-Lasik laser exerts less pressure on the eye. This means that the patient has very little discomfort.

Is Femto-Lasik right for you?

Almost anyone with nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hypermetropia), or astigmatism can be treated with the Femto-Lasik method.

  • You are between 18 and 60 years old
  • You are in good health
  • Refractive errors between -12 and +6
  • Refractive errors have not changed in the past year

People who suffer from very dry eyes or thin corneas are often not considered for Femto-Lasik surgery. They should be better served with the alternative but excellent PRK method.

Femto-Lasik is not the ideal solution for age-related visual disturbances, also known as presbyopia.

We would recommend multifocal lens implants.

Treatment should be postponed during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Femto-Lasik procedures are not performed on patients with the following pathologies: ocular infections of the virus, herpes, diabetes mellitus, keratoconus and any pathology that requires cortisone therapy.

Femto-Lasik: practical information

The entire Femto-Lasik procedure, which is performed in an eye clinic from arrival to discharge, takes about 2 hours.

Before the procedure

On the day of your Femto-Lasik procedure, all preoperative measurements will be repeated. You will then be given a mild sedative. Your eyes will be numbed with a local anesthetic. There is therefore no need for general anesthesia.

During the procedure

The nursing staff will help you to go to the operating table in the Femto-Lasik treatment room.
They thoroughly disinfect your anesthetized eyes and cover them with a sterile bandage. Your eyelashes will be pushed aside and your eyes will be numbed again with a local anesthetic. An eyelid holder will be attached so that you can no longer blink or close your eyes.

Cutting the corneal flap takes only 26 seconds, with a device placed directly on the eye. The femto laser forms the flap via this device. Don't worry: nothing you do can change or adjust the position of this device.

After the flap is shaped, the surgeon uses the wavelight excimer laser to treat the refractive error. To do this, you need to look into a fixation light for a second. After you do this, the laser will automatically follow the movements of your eye.
Finally, the flap is reset, rinsed thoroughly and pressed into place.

After the procedure

You will be taken to a rest and relaxation area where you will stay for approximately 30 minutes. You should not drive on the day of the procedure itself. Please bring someone with you. We do not recommend using public transport.
Post-operative medication consists of eye drops. You will also be given protective glasses to wear for the next 24 hours.

Aftercare

You will go for a check-up one day, one week, and two to three months after the procedure.

What are the risks of Femto-Lasik?

Femto-Lasik laser eye surgery is safer than daily contact lens use. Right now, risk is the greatest risk with Femto-Lasik treatment. However, the likelihood of this is less than 0.5%.

As with all types of surgery, there is a limited risk of infection and inflammation. You will be given eye drops and safety glasses to reduce this risk.

Older techniques can sometimes lead to permanent dry eyes. The state-of-the-art Femto-Lasik method combined with adequate preoperative care has drastically reduced this risk. Any temporary decrease in tear production can be treated with lubricating eye drops and tear duct plugs (tear ducts).

There is no risk of decreased night vision. In fact, the opposite is true. Laser treatment increases the contrast in poor light conditions.

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

What is an excimer laser?

With the excimer laser, thin layers of the cornea are vaporized by photoablation.

This enables:

  • Change the corneal profile
  • In myopia, flatten the cornea
  • Make the cornea rounder in farsightedness
  • Balancing the cornea in case of astigmatism

The latest computer technology can automatically calculate the correct corneal profile as well as the correct dose of photoablation. The Wavelight EX500 excimer laser uses "Perfect Pulse Technology" to ensure both safety and precision. The 6 sigma tracking system tracks all eye movements during the procedure.

Reliability and predictability are guaranteed by high-resolution calibration for each procedure. Aspheric laser ablation means improved night vision.

How does the Femto-Lasik laser work?

The Ziemer Z8 Femto-Laser works on the principle of photo interference: With the help of infrared laser energy, the surgeon creates a pattern of small, overlapping spaces directly below the corneal surface. The laser works at extremely high speeds: pulses of 1 billionth of a second or 1 femtosecond.

These high-precision laser pulses split the corneal tissue on a molecular level without generating heat or touching the surrounding tissue. As the laser moves up and down across the eye, a full corneal flap is formed. After the flap is created, the surgeon lifts it up using a specially designed instrument. With the excimer laser, thin corneal slices are removed and ametropia corrected. Finally, the surgeon reinserts the tab.

What are the Femto-Lasik Options: A-Cat, T-Cat, and Lasik-Extra?

A-Cat: Femto-Lasik with aberrometry

We now have sophisticated diagnostic devices that can register extremely fine refractive errors. These deviations are so small that glasses or contact lenses cannot help. Treatment for specific aberrations (the A-Cat option) can provide more night vision for those with dilated pupils. The surgeon will discuss this option with you if they deem it applicable.

T-Cat: Femto-Lasik with topography

A cornea is usually regular (spherical and toric). In some patients, e.g. B. Patients with keratoconus, asymmetric or irregular astigmatism can only be seen with topographic imaging. If the surgeon thinks you are a topography candidate, they will let you know about the T-Cat option.

Lasik extra: Avedro

If you use Femto-Lasik therapy for hypermetropia and presbyopia, eyesight can deteriorate within a few years. Until recently, this meant follow-up treatment.

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Femto-Lasik or Z-Lasik is currently the most efficient technology in the field of laser eye surgery. Lasik stands for Laser in situ keratomileusis - the method used in this type of procedure. Femto represents the technology, in this case the latest type of laser: the femtosecond.

How does the Femto-Lasik laser work?

The Ziemer Z8 Femto-Laser works on the principle of photo interference: With the help of infrared laser energy, the surgeon creates a pattern of small, overlapping spaces directly below the corneal surface. The laser works at extremely high speeds: pulses of 1 billionth of a second or 1 femtosecond.