FEMTOSECOND LASER (INTRALASE)
Femtosecond Laser is a new laser technology for refractive surgery treatment of refractive errors like myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. In femtosecond, a thin incision is made in the cornea to create a flap at the required quality level by use of laser beams instead of a blade, which is the most important part of the computer-assisted laser surgery affecting its success. The use of laser beams instead of a blade to make the incision minimizes risks. Femtosecond laser provides the opportunity to create a customized incision and thus increases the potential success of the surgery. Corneal incision by femtosecond laser is especially recommended by our eye surgeons for certain patients because of the characteristics of their cornea.
Laser operation with blade:
- Unintended surgical outcomes, flap ruptures
- Higher risk for patients with thinner cornea
- Impossibility of performance on the patients who have higher diopter values
- Higher risk of dry eyes after the laser operation
Bladeless Femtosecond Laser:
- Perfect results, higher success rate, lower risks and ability to create the flaps in desired thicknesses in patients with thinner cornea
- Opportunity of performance on the patients with higher diopter values
- Low risk of dry eyes after the operation
In a study investigating the patients whose flaps have been created by using blade in one eye and using the latest-generation femtosecond laser (Intralase) method in the other eye for laser treatment, it was observed that the vision of the eye operated by the femtosecond laser (Intralase) method was 3 times better than that of the other eye.