Today refractive surgeons enjoy the outstanding benefits of the Femtosecond Laser. Femtosecond Laser uses light pulses that penetrate the surface of the cornea and form small cavities (bubbles) at a predetermined depth, and within the corneal layer. The result of the application of Femtosecond Laser is the creation of a uniform layer of bubbles on the cornea. By using a special spatula, final separation of the flap from the rest of the cornea is achieved. Then, the surgeon may apply the Excimer Laser treatment.
Compared to the mechanical microcornea blade, the flap creation using femtosecond technology is a more predictable, and more controllable procedure. The thickness, the diameter, the angle of the flap’s limits, the position in which it remains joined to the cornea M and the angle of the stem are all defined by the surgeon, prior to the application of the Femtosecond Laser.
Continuous technological advances have helped with the impressive improvement of the technical characteristics of Excimer Lasers. The new machines have the ability to use a very narrow laser beam, that “flies” to various parts of the cornea (flying-spot laser). Therefore, it allows a more detailed surgery. The speed of these machines has also increased, so as to minimize length of treatment.
Finally, individualized treatments can be implemented according to the needs of each eye separately (wavefront-optimized & wavefront-guided treatments). These treatments are used in conjunction with corresponding diagnostic machines, that have introduced refractive surgery in the exciting world of Wavefront-guided / optimized & Topography guided customized ablation.
Surgery is now customized for each eye, and is not the same for all patients with the same eyeglass prescription.
At “Diathlasis” Femtosecond Laser VisuMax by ZEISS is used exclusively, a system that in conjunction with Excimer Laser Wavelight Concerto 500Hz, the only one in Northern Greece, offers outstanding clinical results, and greater comfort for patients during the eye surgery.