This is carried out with two different, highly accurate lasers; no knives or mechanical equipment are used. This is one of the most advanced, precise and safe techniques which currently exist, due to the combination of these lasers and the study and treatment, as required, depending on the patient’s pupil size at night.
It is currently the most popular procedure in The United Stated, Japan and the European Union, and the best ophthalmologists in the world promote it as the best solution.
Using a high-precision laser (the femtosecond) the surface layer of the cornea is separated, so that a second laser (the excimer) can be applied to the middle layer to reshape the cornea and correct the vision. The precision in shape, diameter and thickness of the separated flap as well as its thinness, make this the best quality laser eye surgery around. This allows for the treatment of severe vision impairment and thin corneas.
It is so gentle on the eye that after a few hours you can get back to normal life and usually you can go back to work the day after surgery.