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FEMTO-LASIK

Bladeless LASIK / Femto LASIK  surgery in Iran

The Bladeless LASIK option utilizes a PRECISE , HIGH-ENERGY femtosecond laser instead of a microkeratome to create the flap of corneal tissue. The femtosecond laser we use is the ZEISS VisuMax, which is one of the most advanced recent lasers today. America's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) approves pilots and astronauts who have undergone Femto or Bladeless LASIK.

Since the VisuMax Femtosecond laser is able to create precise corneal flaps, some patients who were previously not a candidate for LASIK due to thin corneas, are now benefiting from the procedure.

Is Femto LASIK (Bladeless) LASIK surgery safe?

This procedure makes Laser eye surgery safer than ever by replacing the blade commonly used for corneal flap creation with a laser, a more precise process.
How does bladeless LASIK visual outcome compare with those of traditional LASIK?
Creates fewer high-and-low-order aberrations, thought to be associated with glare and halos at night.
Patients have a reduced incidence of post-operative dry eye symptoms.
Patients require fewer enhancement procedures following LASIK.
The precision of the bladeless LASIK flap significantly reduces the incidence of post-operative induced astigmatism, as compared with a traditional LASIK flap.

Is there any age limit for Femto bladeless LASIK treatment?

It can be done above 18 yrs and if the patient has stable spectacle number for past 2 years. Also, preferably under age 40 years.

Best Lasik Eye Surgery Technology And Cost of Lasik in Iran

Understanding Blade Lasik, Femto Lasik and Relex Smile Technology

First and Second Generation LASIK

PRK was the first generation eye surgery using laser. Currently second generation LASIK is widely used. SECOND GENERATION LASIK is of two types, low cost blade LASIK and more advanced Bladeless Femto lasik .
Relex SMILE is latest and third generation laser eye correction treatment. We will guide you about difference between lasik techniques to help you choosing among second and third generation techniques.

Regular Blade LASIK is a two-step procedure. First, the surgeon creates a small flap in the cornea using microkeratome blade to prepare the eye for the next step, the vision correction.

Femtolasik is a similar procedure like regular blade LASIK but it uses lasers only instead of blade. FemtoLasik is also called bladeless LASIK.
In bladeless LASIK you have the options Like standard Femto LASIK (common for all) and customized or zypoterix LASIK. In customised LASIK wavefront guided treatment is done.
which help guide lasers as per individual patient eye, resulting in better results in many patients.

Third Generation LASIK

In ReLex smile the two steps are different. The first step is to create a “lenticule” . In ReLEx SMILE, a corneal lenticule is cut with a femto second laser and then removed via a small incision. ReLEX SMILE was born was to address the complication of LASIK which is corneal ectasia and some other possible complications due to flap dislocation. Hence the answer came with the flapless method using ReLEX smile for vision correction.

Pro And Cons of Lasik Surgery

Relex smile has some advantages over LASIK Surgery.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Regular femto Lasik
Advantage:

How much does femto lasik surgery cost in iran?

Cost of femto  LASIK in iran start from $500 (for one eye) depending on the city and institute. Some places cost of femto Lasik is more .
If the thickness of the cornea is healthy, usually at least 500 microns thick, regular blade LASIK will be sufficient because of low cost.

How much does femto lasik cost  in different countries?

Prices $

Femto lasik cost in India start from :

$570

Femto lasik cost in Uk start from :

$2100

Femto lasik cost in Canada start from :

  $1700

Femto lasik cost in USA start from :

$900

Femto lasik cost in south Africa start from :

$890

Femto lasik cost in Ghennai start from :

$890

Femto lasik cost in Iran start from :

$500

How much does femto lasik cost in different countries(1)

Regular femto (Blade) LASIK offer no additional advantage over Femto LASIK and Relex Smile except easy availability and low cost.

However if eye have low strength cornea or some complication and doctors advice for more advanced procedure go for femto LASIK or Relex Smile.

Disadvantage:

Some examples where regular femto LASIK is not advised are

• Thin corneas (average is 480-550 microns thick)
• Very steep or flat corneal shape (normal range is 41-46 D)
• Large amount of nearsightedness
• Dry eyes and contact lens intolerance
• Patient is involved or intend to involve in physical games and other strenuous activity

Also even if you have healthy cornea and budget is not a factor then go for more advanced procedures

What to expect after both LASIK and ReLex Smile treatment

1. Both Relex smile and LASIK procedure patients will be symptomatic on the day of the laser treatment , like watery eyes , itchiness, pricking , heavy eye lids etc. This usually settles down within a day.

2. Both Relex smile and LASIK procedure patients will need to use antibiotic eye drops for a week to 10 days, and lubricating eye drops for few weeks post the procedure.

3. Both Relex smile and LASIK procedure patients will be allowed to use computers, watch TV etc for sometime from one to two days onwards, drive after a week or so.

4. ReLex smile cases can be more active after two three days, there is no risk of flap dislocation if you rub the eyes , sports, swimming, outdoors activity etc as there is no flap in Relex smile. LASIK cases need to be more careful for a month or so..

Advantages and Disadvantages of Femto LASIK

FemtoLasik in india may cost 75 thousand rupees to upwards of 1 lakh for both eyes depending on the city and institute . Zyopterix or wavefront guided Customized Femto Lasik may cost upwards of rupees 1 lakh. Femto LASIK technology is available more easily than ReLex Smile.

FemtoLasik Pros

FemtoLasik Can correct hyperopia up to +4D or so with good accuracy and predictability. This is not possible with ReLEx, which is used to treat myopia/shortsightedness and astigmatism only.

FemtoLasik Can do wavefront customized (whether corneal wavefront or whole eye wavefront guided) treatments. With customized treatment minor abberations of eye are better treated and results are better than standard LASIK treatments.

FemtoLasik Cons

With both type of LASIK there are Some risk of flap complications, especially for those who are engaged in physical activities. Need to be careful for first few months.

Dry eyes symptoms are also more than Relex Smile till eyes heal properly.

Advantages and Disadvantages of ReLex smile

ReLex Smile in india may cost 1 lakh rupees to upwards of 1 lakh for both eyes depending on the city and institute .

ReLex Smile Pros

Safety: Relex smile is for those where a flap is to be avoided or those people who want a less invasive technology. It also retains strength in the cornea as the flap is replaced by a cap.

Comfort: A minimally invasive procedure performed in a matter of minutes. no significant healing needs to take place and you have an incredibly swift recovery. SMILE offers approximately half the amount and duration of dry eye over the recovery period.

Suitability: Due to their being less surgical manipulation of the eye, many patients who are told they are unsuitable for other treatments are surprised to discover they are candidates for SMILE.

After few months patient can do more strenuous activities like swimming, kick boxing etc without the fear of flap dislocation , like with normal eye.

ReLex Smile Cons

Availability: At the moment ReLEx SMILE is only available for myopia vision spectacle removal and astigmatism. The treatment of hyperopia has been developed and is to be released in the near future.

In few cases (esp those who work seriously long hours on the computers) is that they may take slightly longer to adjust to the new vision as compared to LASIK cases, and also those in a slightly higher age group like 45 years and above have been seen to heal comparatively slowly

Risk of ectasia is not completely eliminated, there is an possibility of ectasia if the residual stroma is less than 250 microns or if ReLEx is done on forme fruste keratoconus eyes.

1What is difference between Lasik and Femto Lasik surgery?
In bladeless LASIK — also called blade-free LASIK, all-laser LASIK, or femto LASIK — your LASIK surgeon uses two types of lasers for the vision correction procedure. ... Then, an excimer laser is used to reshape the underlying corneal tissue to correct your vision. The flap is then returned to its original position.
2Is femto Lasik painful?
Immediately after the procedure, your eye may burn, itch, or feel like there is something in it. You may experience some discomfort, or in some cases, mild pain and your doctor may suggest you take a mild pain reliever. Both your eyes may tear or water. Your vision will probably be hazy or blurry.
3Is femto Lasik detectable?
When asked he said in 99% cases lasik is non detectable. It is detectable if any complication occur during or immediately after surgery. For better results he adviced to go for femto LASIK surgery. ... PRK is only laser vision correction which do not leave any clinical signs behind.
4Which is better Lasik or laser eye surgery?
LASEK stands for Laser Assisted Sub-Epithelial Keratectomy. It's a better choice if you have a thin cornea or a medical condition that makes laser eye surgery more challenging to complete. During the surgery only one laser will be used to correct your vision— rather than the two that are used in LASIK
5Are you awake during Lasik?
Do I Have To Be Awake During LASIK? LASIK surgery usually takes less than 10 minutes and does not require general anesthesia. ... If you fear you will be anxious during the procedure, your LASIK surgeon will give you a mild sedative or other medication prior to surgery to help you relax.
6Can you go blind from Lasik?
Can You Go Blind From LASIK? ... The American Refractive Surgery Council reports that there are no actual cases of blindness resulting directly from LASIK surgery, and the success rate is as high as 96 percent. That being said, complications from surgery such as infections may result in a level of vision loss or blindness.
7What are the disadvantages of laser eye surgery?
Despite the pluses, there are some disadvantages to LASIK eye surgery: LASIK is technically complex. Rare problems may occur when the doctor creates the flap, which can permanently affect vision. ... Your best vision is the highest degree of vision that you achieved while wearing your contacts or eyeglasses.
8How long does it take for vision to stabilize after Lasik?
three to six months Full recovery varies by patient, and it may take three to six months for your vision to fully stabilize. During this time, your LASIK surgeon will meet with you regularly to check on your vision
9Can I watch TV after laser eye surgery?
Continue to avoid getting water in your eyes within the first 72 hours after a laser eye surgery procedure. ... Reading, working on the computer and watching television can be resumed 24 hours after LASIK surgery. If necessary, you may want to keep your eyes lubricated during these activities.
10How long does it take to recover from Lasik?
Depending on the skill of your LASIK surgeon and the type of refractive procedure performed, acquiring good vision may take between two and seven days. However, full recovery from LASIK surgery may take at least six months.
11What can you not do after Lasik surgery?
Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes for at least the first week after LASIK surgery. Read in moderation for the first few days after your LASIK procedure. Do not wear eye makeup for one week. Do not rub your eyes for one month after you have LASIK.

2 Comments

  1. adolphe says:

    I don’t know what to do,Can I watch TV after my lasik?

    • Iranian Surgery Adviser says:

      Everyone watches TV. … However, there are a few precautions you need to take whenwatching TV, especially after LASIK eye surgery. While you can watch TV after LASIK, it’s important to understand that your eyes are in a recovery process and you need to take special care to ensure they heal properly

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