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Femtolasik, the bladeless eye surgery

What is femtolasik?

Femtolasik is a relatively new technology that allows eye surgeons to correct eyesight problems namely refractive errors without using any scalpels. It is known as blade-free Lasik.


How does femtolasik work?

Eye surgeons use two different kinds of LASER to correct your eyesight problems.

  • The first type of laser is called femtosecond laser, it is an ultra-fast laser designed to create a thin flap off your cornea.
  • The second type of laser is called Excimer laser, it is used to reshape the corneal tissue (beneath the flap) according to the degree of your eyesight problem and after a topographic examination.


How is femtolasik different than traditional eyesight correction surgery?

Instead of traditional scalpels and blades (known as microkeratome) to create the corneal flap.

The excimer laser has almost 100% precision in correcting the eyesight problem unlike traditional surgery. This also eliminates many side effects and complications of traditional surgery.


Uses of femtolasik

Femtolasik is mainly used to treat refractive errors, namely:

  • Myopia: where light focus in front of the retina which causes blurring in seeing distant objects.
  • Hyperopia: where light focus behind the retina causing blurring of near objects.
  • Astigmatism: where light accumulates on many points on the retina blurring the object regardless of its distance.


Advantages of femtolasik

Since femtolasik is a bladeless surgery that is performed by an expert eye surgeon with the help pf high-tech devices. It has many advantaged over traditional surgery, like:

  • No bleeding
  • No inflammation
  • No infection
  • Better healing and less risk for corneal dislocation
  • Less risk of corneal abrasions
  • Less risk of astigmatism after surgery.
  • Better correction of nearsightedness (know more about it here)
  • Customized procedure and Predictable outcome.


Femtolasik possible complications

Although Femtolasik has many advantages, and minimal health risks. But like any surgery it holds a rare possibility of side effects and complications that include:

  • Flap dislocation or incomplete flap.
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Keratitis
  • Transient photophobia for 6 weeks after surgery.


Are you a good candidate for Femtolasik?

Only your eye surgeon can decide if you are a good candidate for femtolasik or not. But usually if you check the next dots then you are a candidate:

  • Above 18 years old
  • Have a refractive error that is stable for more than 6 months.
  • Your overall health is fine.


Magrabi’s advice

Femtolasik is a very safe option to treat your refractive error and with almost no side effects or complications. Book an appointment now to turn your life around and live a life without eyeglasses!

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