Femtosecond Laser

If you need to be treated for cataracts or wish to benefit from LASIK, you will benefit from Femto laser-assisted surgery, often referred to as bladeless eye surgery.

Overview

Femto (also called femtolaser or femtosecond laser) is a specialized pulsating laser used for eye surgery. This laser-assisted approach involves keratomileusis, which is the reshaping or sculpting of the cornea of the eye to improve vision.

Uses and Applications

The Femto laser (bladeless) was invented in the 1990s as a more precise alternative to an incision made by ophthalmologists with a blade device. Femtosecond lasers can be used for different surgical eye procedures which require the cornea to be reshaped. Femto Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS) and Femtosecond-Assisted (Femto) Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) are the most common uses.

  • Myopia, Hyperopia and Presbyopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Cataracts

Features and Benefits

The femtosecond laser consists of an ultra-short infrared laser that emits light energy extremely quickly. A femtosecond (FS) is a unit of time equal to one millionth of one billionth of a second. Femto can target different areas within and behind the cornea.

  • Blazing-Fast Pulses – more efficient procedure
  • Accurate Targeting – prevents damage to non-targeted areas
  • Sutureless Incisions – less healing time
  • Safer Applications – reduces the risk of complications
  • Technology-assisted precision for the surgeon