We use the Femtosecond or FS Laser for refractive surgery treatments. This technological advance allowed us to make a significant leap in quality and significantly reduced risks.
As this technology is computer-controlled, it allows for levels of precision that are impossible for conventional LASIK. LASIK with a femtosecond laser is the safest and most advanced method of correcting myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.
In the LASIK technique its function is to create micro-bubbles of just 2 microns in diameter in the corneal tissue. This is extraordinary because they allow the tissues to be separated without the need for cuts. Inevitably there will be some nerve endings that are sectioned, but in a few weeks they will have regenerated.
Main benefits of the femtosecond laser
This laser is called this because it uses infrared light in very short pulses, which are measured in femtoseconds. Below we explain in a more technical way the main advantages of the Femtosecond laser.
- Its appearance has made it possible to replace the mechanical microkeratome blade. This blade has been used in LASIK techniques for many years, but involves greater risks for the patient.
- It allows patients with thin, curved or flat corneas to be operated on. Through the years numerous patients have been declared unsuitable for conventional LASIK surgery. The incorporation of the femtosecond laser offers the possibility of surgery to many of them.
- As a result of the femtosecond laser, there is less pressure on the eye and its precision avoids the risk of irregular cuts or incomplete cuts in the corneal tissue.
Basically, there are a number of benefits in terms of patient safety and the likelihood of successful treatment that make it worth spending a little more. Especially if we also consider that the Vistalaser clinics in Malaga, Marbella and Granada offer a Lifetime Guarantee for this type of treatment.