Femto-LASIK laser eye surgery
What does Femto-LASIK offer?
An established and safe laser eye treatment.
- A quick treatment, which also conserves tissue
- The modern Femtosecond laser avoids complications with incisions
- Very low proportion of complications
How does an operation proceed?
Femto-LASIK works using a flap in the cornea. This flap is created using the VisuMax® Femtosecond laser from Carl Zeiss Meditec AG and is approx. 20 millimeters in size. This is then folded back and enough of the layer of the cornea underneath is removed using an Excimer laser to correct the defect in vision. At the end of the procedure, the flap is put back into its original position and seals itself again within a few seconds. A lid opener is used to stop you blinking during the operation and your other eye is covered up.
With the traditional LASIK, a microkeratome blade (a type of plane) is used to create the flap. However, the eye surgeons at the Cabinet de Chirurgie Réfractive in Luxembourg only work with the more advanced Femto-LASIK method.
This ultra-modern technology from Carl Zeiss Laser Systems allows defective vision to be treated precisely and carefully.
Femto-LASIK: possible risks
There are always certain risks with any surgical intervention, however these can be kept down to a minimum by using quality management and a responsible approach, although they can never be ruled out completely. There is an appropriate solution for everything, which we will identify with you and our skilled practice team. Continuous ongoing training, the experience of our eye surgeons and the latest technology will all reduce the possible risks.
There are four areas where complications may arise:
1. 1. Infections
Infections may occur as a result of any operation. Continuous application of eye drops and keeping to the recommended appointments for check-ups can help to minimize the risk considerably.
2. Loss of vacuum
Sudden head movements or sharp pinching can cause loss of vacuum. However, you don’t need to worry too much if this happens, as the procedure can be carried on straight away or if necessary it can be repeated at a later time.
3. Complications with incisions
Complications with incisions may occur with a risk of under 1:3000. The incision is usually fully healed within the first two to three days. A new operation is possible after a few days or weeks. In any case, the Femtosecond laser keeps the risk down to a minimum.
The aim is to correct the defective vision fully. This can be achieved in approx. 95 % of cases with a single laser operation. A second procedure may be necessary, if individual tissue reactions result in an over-correction or an under-correction.
In very rare cases a congenital weakness in tissue can become apparent after a procedure, which becomes obvious with a protrusion of the cornea. The eyesight can suffer because of this. To date there has not been any case reported in the medical literature of keratectasia following a Femto-LASIK procedure .
- Comprehensive preliminary examination and consultation
only with experienced eye surgeons
- Highly-qualified surgeons with many years of experience
- Outpatient operation with local anesthetic and sedation with no need for
“syringes in the eye“
- Modern rooms in the clinic meeting the latest hygiene standards