FEMTOLASIK/INTRALASIK

The IntraLasik technique (also called FemtoLasik because it uses femtosecond laser) is an evolution of the traditional Lasik method.

The first stage of surgery (creation of the layer or corneal flap) is carried out with a femtosecond laser instead of with a microkeratome blade.

Femtolasik/Intralasik
950 €/eye

GREATER ACCURACY

Using a computer we can design all the flap’s characteristics:

  • Its diameter: depending on the optic area to be treated.
  • Thickness: from 80 micras with an average error margin of +/- 3 micras.
  • Location of the temporal basal hinge, upper or oblique, for better positioning, depending on the axis of the stigmatism to be treated.
  • Selection of the angle of the peripheral edge, in such a way that by making it vertical (90º incline) it fits perfectly on the cornea (like a plug), minimising the risk of post-operation movement.

In the cut made with a blade, the diameter and thickness cannot be defined with such accuracy and the final edge is horizontal (inclined at 45º) which cannot fit perfectly into the lower cornea bed (on which it sits), meaning movement is more likely.

BETTER QUALITY

The basal cornea surface (on which the laser is going to be used) has a high degree of uniformity. Unlike the cut with a blade that produces a meniscus type flap with thicker side edges and a thinner centre, the flap thickness is constant throughout its entire diameter, which in addition to making the surgery safer (minimising the frequency of complications due to irregular, incomplete or grooved cuts) also prevents anomalies caused by the meniscus shape inherent in cuts made with a blade.

MAXIMUM SAFETY

The incidence of complications in preparing the corneal flap is minimised, enabling safe flaps to be made in delicate or weak cornea. By making a vertical peripheral edge the flap fits perfectly into the bed base, making its repositioning easier and minimising any subsequent movement and epithelium growth.

Both greater thickness control (avoiding deeper cuts than those planned) and making more delicate safe flaps, minimises the incidents of pathological cornea weakness after the operation.

The surgery will be more convenient for you, with less discomfort and unlike a technique using a blade you will not lose vision at any time during the operation.

The latest innovation however is to avoid making the corneal flap, by replacing this technique with a small incision, which is the so-called Relex Smile technique.

Our team will help you to find the best solution