Several techniques have been invented for refractive eye surgery, but the established method of surgery primarily selected is the FemtoLasik® method, which is a surgery completed entirely by laser. This yields the quickest and most reliable surgical result.
FemtoLasik® laser surgery can be used for correcting myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Users of multifocal lenses with presbyopia can now leave their glasses behind. The FemtoLasik® care points are a pioneer and forerunner in refractive surgery in Finland. The method is utilised at the Mehiläinen units in Vaasa, Jyväskylä, and Oulu.
FemtoLasik® surgery is a safe and painless laser alternative with no going under the knife
In the Lasik procedure, a thin flap, approximately 0.1 mm, is cut in the cornea. Corneal ablation is performed with a laser under the flap created. Previously, the corneal flap was made with a mechanical plane that slid along the surface of the eye and then made an incision for the flap with its blade. The FemtoLasik® procedure does not utilise a mechanical plane or a blade; instead, the flap is formed by means of a computer-controlled laser with femtosecond precision.
The excimer laser beam alters the shape of the cornea
The laser procedure to correct refractive error is performed with an ultraviolet-range, cold-cutting excimer laser under a flap formed in the cornea. In the last 25 years, since 1988, there have been approximately 10 million excimer laser surgeries performed. In the excimer-laser procedure, invisible ultraviolet light at a wavelength of 193 nanometres is directed at the cornea. The laser beam breaks bonds between molecules and evaporates some of the corneal tissue. To correct refractive error, the laser beams ablate the cornea and alter the shape of its surface. The laser does not burn or cut the cornea. Nor does it reduce the cornea’s flexibility or durability.
Our units in Vaasa, Jyväskylä, and Oulu utilise the latest laser technology, the safe and extremely quick femtosecond lasers and Wavelight excimer laser equipment manufactured by a Swiss company called Ziemer.