Femtolasik - Femtosecond Lasik laser eye surgery in Pune
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Dr. Aditya Raut M.B.B.S D.O.MS
Updated on Aug 26  •  2 mins read
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Femto lasik surgery

Femtosecond LASIK or femto lasik is an advanced vision correction procedure, represents a groundbreaking leap in the field of refractive surgery for your eye. With its precise and tailored approach, Femtosecond LASIK offers a multitude of benefits that have transformed the lives of countless individuals seeking freedom from glasses and contact lenses.

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Advantages of Femtosecond Laser Lasik Surgery

Femtosecond LASIK, also known as All-Laser LASIK, offers several advantages compared to traditional LASIK procedures that use a microkeratome blade for flap creation. Here are some of the advantages of Femtosecond LASIK:

Precise Flap Creation: Femtosecond LASIK utilizes a femtosecond laser to create the corneal flap with remarkable precision. This method allows for consistent flap thickness and diameter, resulting in a more predictable outcome.

Customization: The laser used in Femto LASIK can create custom-designed flaps tailored to the unique characteristics of each patient's eyes. This customization can optimize the corneal shape and vision correction, potentially leading to better visual outcomes.

Reduced Flap-Related Complications: By eliminating the use of a mechanical blade, Femto LASIK significantly reduces the risk of certain flap-related complications, such as irregular flaps, incomplete flaps, or buttonhole flaps. The laser-created flap has smooth edges and precise dimensions, enhancing the safety and reliability of the procedure.

Enhanced Safety: The use of a laser in Femto LASIK increases the safety profile of the procedure. It minimizes the risk of human error and allows for greater control during the flap creation process.

Faster Visual Recovery: Patients who undergo Femto LASIK often experience faster visual recovery compared to traditional LASIK. The precise flap creation and reduced disruption to the corneal tissue facilitate quicker healing and visual stabilization.

Reduced Post-operative Discomfort: The femtosecond laser creates a smoother, more regular flap, which can lead to reduced post-operative discomfort and a faster, more comfortable recovery period for many patients.

Potential for Thin Corneas: Femto LASIK may be a suitable option for patients with thin corneas who may not qualify for traditional LASIK. The precise control offered by the femtosecond laser allows for the creation of thin flaps while preserving corneal integrity.

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Cost of Femto Lasik Surgery in India

The cost of Femtosecond LASIK in India can vary depending on several factors, including the location, reputation and experience of the clinic or surgeon, the technology used, and any additional services or facilities provided. It's important to note that prices can change over time, so it's advisable to consult with specific clinics or surgeons for accurate and up-to-date pricing information.

The average cost of Femtosecond LASIK in India ranged from approximately ₹30,000 to ₹70,000 per eye.

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Who Is a Good Candidate for LASIK Surgery?

LASIK surgery is a popular and effective procedure for vision correction, but not everyone is an ideal candidate. Good candidates for LASIK generally meet the following criteria:

Stable Vision: Candidates should have a stable prescription for at least one year before considering LASIK. Fluctuating vision may indicate an ongoing eye condition that could affect the long-term success of the surgery.

Healthy Eyes: Candidates should have generally healthy eyes without any significant eye diseases, infections, or conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, corneal diseases, or severe dry eye syndrome. The cornea should have sufficient thickness and regular shape.

Age: LASIK is typically performed on individuals who are at least 18 years old. However, the ideal age range is usually between 20 and 40 years, as the eyes tend to stabilize during this period.

Prescription Range: LASIK is suitable for treating nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. The prescription range that can be effectively corrected through LASIK varies based on individual factors, such as corneal thickness.

General Health: Candidates should be in good overall health, without any conditions or medications that may impede the healing process or increase surgical risks. It's important to inform the surgeon about any medical conditions or medications you're currently taking.

Realistic Expectations: Candidates should have realistic expectations about the outcomes of LASIK surgery. While LASIK can significantly reduce dependence on glasses or contact lenses, it may not guarantee perfect vision or eliminate the need for glasses in all situations.

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Conditions that may prevent you from having the surgery

While LASIK surgery is a safe and effective procedure for many people, certain conditions may prevent someone from undergoing LASIK. These conditions include:

Unstable Vision: If your vision has been changing frequently or has not stabilized for at least one year, LASIK may not be recommended. Fluctuating vision can affect the accuracy of the surgical correction.

Eye Diseases: if you have certain eye conditions, such as glaucoma, cataracts, keratoconus (a progressive thinning and bulging of the cornea), severe dry eye syndrome, corneal infections, or retinal diseases, they may disqualify you from LASIK surgery. These conditions can affect the safety and effectiveness of the eye surgery.

Thin Corneas: LASIK requires a certain corneal thickness for the creation of a corneal flap and subsequent laser reshaping. If your corneas are too thin, LASIK may not be suitable. In such cases, alternative procedures like PRK or ReLEX SMILE may be considered.

Large Pupils: Individuals with larger-than-average pupil size may experience increased risk of post-surgical complications such as glare, halos, or night vision disturbances. Pre-operative evaluations often measure pupil size to determine the suitability for LASIK.

Autoimmune Disorders: if you have certain autoimmune disorders and conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or Sjögren's syndrome they can affect the healing process and increase the risk of complications. LASIK may not be recommended for individuals with these conditions.

Pregnancy and Nursing: Hormonal changes during pregnancy and nursing can affect the stability of vision. It is generally advised to wait until hormonal levels stabilize before considering LASIK surgery.

Unrealistic Expectations: If you have unrealistic expectations about the outcomes of LASIK or expect perfect vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses in all situations, LASIK may not be suitable for you. It's important to have a realistic understanding of the potential benefits and limitations of the eye surgery.

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Before the laser eye surgery

Before undergoing LASIK surgery, several steps and examinations are typically conducted to ensure that you are a suitable candidate and to prepare you for refractive surgery. Here's an overview of what usually happens before LASIK surgery:

Consultation and Evaluation: You will have an initial consultation with an ophthalmologist or eye surgeon specializing in LASIK. During this visit, your medical history, eye health, and vision needs will be discussed. The surgeon will evaluate your eyes through various tests, including a comprehensive eye examination, corneal mapping, measurement of corneal thickness, and assessment of your refractive error.

Candidacy Assessment: Based on the evaluation results, the surgeon will determine if you are a suitable candidate for LASIK surgery. They will consider factors such as your eye health, corneal thickness, stability of vision, and the severity of your refractive error.

Education and Informed Consent: The surgeon will provide detailed information about the LASIK procedure, including potential risks, benefits, and expected outcomes. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and clarify any concerns. Once you understand the refractive surgery and its implications, you will be asked to provide informed consent.

Pre-operative Instructions: Before the surgery, you will receive specific instructions to follow. These may include avoiding wearing contact lenses for a certain period before the surgery, arranging transportation for the day of the refractive surgery, and discontinuing the use of certain medications or eye drops.

Pre-operative Examinations: On the day of the surgery or in the days leading up to it, you may undergo additional pre-operative examinations to reconfirm the measurements of your eyes and ensure their stability.

Medications: The surgeon may prescribe certain eye drops or medications to use before the surgery to prepare your eyes and minimize the risk of infection or inflammation.

Last-minute Preparations: Prior to the surgery, you will be prepared by your doctor. This may involve cleansing around the eye area, applying a sterile drape, and administering local anesthesia in the form of eye drops to numb your eyes.

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Which is the best laser eye surgery? PRK vs Lasik vs Femto Lasik vs Relex SMILE?

Each procedure has its advantages and considerations. Here's a brief overview of the four options you mentioned: PRK, LASIK, Femto LASIK, and ReLEX SMILE.

PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy):

In PRK, the outermost layer of the cornea is removed before reshaping the

underlying corneal tissue for your eye.

It is suitable for people with thin corneas or certain corneal irregularities.

PRK has a longer recovery period compared to other procedures, with potential discomfort during the healing process.

Vision stabilization may take several weeks for your eye.

LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis):

LASIK involves creating a thin flap from the cornea of your eye, lifting it, and using a laser to reshape the cornea.

It offers a quicker recovery period and generally less discomfort compared to PRK.

The flap creation in LASIK can lead to certain complications, but they are rare.

Femto LASIK (All-Laser LASIK):

Femto LASIK utilizes a femtosecond laser to create the corneal flap instead of using a microkeratome blade as in traditional LASIK for your eye.

It offers similar benefits to LASIK, including a faster recovery period for your eye.

The use of laser technology may provide more precise flap creation for your eye.

ReLEX SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction):

ReLEX SMILE is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a femtosecond laser to create a small, thin lenticule within the cornea.

The lenticule is removed through a small incision, reshaping the cornea to correct vision.

It does not compare with the visual outcomes given by conotura femtolasik and also may take a longer time to heal.

More corneal tissue is lost during SMILE procudre than femtolasik

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How a patient is prepared for surgery

Before undergoing Femto LASIK surgery, patients typically go through several preparations to ensure a smooth and successful procedure. Here is an overview of the typical preparations for Femto LASIK surgery:

Initial Consultation: Patients start by scheduling an initial consultation with an ophthalmologist or eye surgeon who specializes in Femto LASIK. During this consultation, the surgeon will evaluate the patient's eye health, measure their prescription, and assess their suitability.

Education and Informed Consent: The surgeon will provide detailed information about Femto LASIK, including the procedure itself, potential risks and complications, expected outcomes, and post-operative care instructions. Patients will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns they may have. Once they fully understand the procedure and its implications, they will provide informed consent.

Pre-operative Examinations: Before the surgery, patients will undergo several pre-operative examinations. These may include a comprehensive eye examination, measurement of corneal thickness, corneal mapping, and pupil size assessment. These tests help the surgeon determine the precise treatment plan and ensure the patient's eligibility for Femto LASIK.

Medications and Eye Drops: The surgeon may prescribe specific eye drops or medications to be used before and after the surgery. These medications are typically aimed at preventing infection, reducing inflammation, and ensuring optimal healing.

Contact Lens Discontinuation: Patients will be instructed to discontinue wearing contact lenses for a specified period before the surgery. This is to allow the cornea to return to its natural shape and ensure accurate measurements for the procedure.

Pre-operative Instructions: Patients will receive detailed pre-operative instructions to follow before their Femto LASIK surgery. These instructions may include:

Avoiding the use of makeup, lotions, or creams prior to the day of surgery.

Arranging transportation to and from the clinic, as patients may have blurry vision and should not drive immediately after the procedure.

Avoiding food or beverages for a certain period before the surgery, depending on the instructions provided by the surgeon.

Wearing comfortable clothing on the day of surgery.

Last-minute Preparations: On the day of the surgery, patients will undergo final preparations. These may include cleansing the eye area, applying a sterile drape, and administering local anesthesia in the form of eye drops to numb the eye.

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Frequently asked questions

Q1. What is femtolasik?

A1. It is a type of refractive surgery which removed the spectacle number of your eye by using only lasers and no blades

Q2. Is Femto LASIK better than LASIK?

A2. Yes femtolasik is better than LASIK as traditional lasik involves using blades to create e flap that can have many complications

Q3. Does LASIK use femtosecond laser?

A3. Traditional lasik uses blades to create a flap. Femtolasik uses Femtosecond laser to create a flap

Q4. Is femtosecond LASIK safe?

A4. Femtolasik surgery is very safe with almost no complications

Q5. Is LASIK surgery good for eyes?

A5. Lasik surgery is good for eyes that have spectacle number to see

Q6. What is LASIK eye surgery do?

A6. Lasik eye surgery reshapes the cornea of the eye to get rid of spectacle number.

Q7. How serious is LASIK eye surgery?

A7. Lasik surgery is a day care procedure and you do not need a over night hospital stay

Q8. Is LASIK eye surgery lifetime?

A8. Femtolasik surgery results last a lifetime with a very minute chance of your number coming back

Q9. Is LASIK painful?

A9. Lasik has no pain and numbing drops are used during the procedure.

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Article Reviewed by Dr. Aditya Raut M.B.B.S D.O.MS Cataract Lasik and refractive surgeon
Specialist in number reduction surgery, Refractive Lens exchange and ICL surgery.

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