What is the difference between femto LASIK and LASIK?
The FemtoLASIK is the developed version of the LASIK procedure. FemtoLASIK involves opening the outer shell of the cornea creating a flap using a femtosecond laser instead of the micro-scalpel used in traditional LASIK, this method of opening the cornea is considered a highly accurate and reliable method, and significantly better than traditional LASIK as the flap created by femtoLASIK is more even and much thinner, which makes thin cornea less of a concern when considering eye laser surgery.
After opening the corneal flap, the cornea is reshaped according to the measurements of the cornea and the refractive error at hand, and the corneal flap is replaced without using any surgical sutures.
The patient can be sent home after completing the procedure without complications, and some medications and antibiotic eye drops and a painkiller are prescribed.
The patient may need to wear eye protection for a short period after the operation, and the doctor will follow up on the patient’s condition after the procedure to ensure that there are no complications.