In our modern world of technology, we are always looking for a new way to do things. We want to be able to find the best and fastest way to get our jobs done. We want to be able to have the newest and most advanced equipment available. And not only do we want those things, but we also want them to be affordable and practical for everyone.
Now there is a new procedure that is taking the world by storm. It’s called Femtosecond Laser Eye Surgery. This new technology is “a breakthrough in laser eye care that makes LASIK surgery safer and more effective”. The main purpose of Femtosecond Laser Eye Surgery is to “provide an improved alternative over traditional LASIK eye surgery by utilizing the latest technology.”
This new procedure is being used throughout the world and people everywhere are raving about it. In fact, it’s even being used in some of the countries that were hit hardest by the economic crisis. So what exactly does “femtosecond” mean? Well, this special word comes from a combination of two words: “femto” which means one trillionth of a second, and “second” which means one-sixtieth of a minute or one-thirty-six
In a recent article in the New York Times, Dr. Steven Schallhorn, chairman of the Optical Express International Medical Advisory Board, estimates that LASIK (Laser in-situ keratomileusis) can now add 8-10 years to your life! This estimate is based on the fact that glasses and contacts are no longer needed with LASIK and there is no more need to worry about losing or breaking contact lenses or having them fall out while swimming. Glasses and contacts not only are an inconvenience but they actually decrease the quality of your vision. With LASIK, you now can see perfectly without glasses and contacts!
The reason for this improvement in visual acuity is due to technological advances made to the femtosecond laser. This laser is used to create a precise flap in the cornea and allows for more tissue removal than any other laser used for vision correction surgery. The femtosecond laser has been used for other surgeries in eye care such as cataract surgery but it was not until recently that they were approved by the FDA for vision correction surgery.
The femtosecond laser works by using pulses of light at extremely high speeds to create a flap in the cornea which is then peeled back so that a
I just came across an article about FDA approved, new technology for eye surgery. The claim is that it only takes a femtosecond (1 quadrillionth of a second) to perform Lasik surgery, and apparently the patient never feels or sees anything as it all happens at the speed of light.
Apparently this new technology has been used in other areas of medicine, but it took a while to come to eye surgery. Although the procedure is not yet available in Canada, it has already been performed thousands of times in Europe and the U.S.
It is still very new and no long term studies have been conducted to determine the safety and effectiveness of this procedure. However it is claimed that there have been no serious complications or adverse effects reported so far.
A side benefit to this new laser eye surgery is that patients who have had Lasik done will be able to see clearly for longer, since the procedure does not carve into the cornea as much as older methods did. Older versions of Lasik surgery were more invasive and required more cutting into the cornea which left it thinner and more prone to deterioration with age.
I hope this new technology makes its way up here soon so we can benefit from its advantages!
Femtosecond laser eye surgery is the latest advancement in laser eye surgery technology. It has been available in the USA since 2001, but it is only recently becoming available in Europe, and very few people have heard of it.
The femtosecond laser is a new type of laser which uses femtosecond pulses (one quadrillionth of a second) to create bubbles within the cornea. These bubbles can then be used to separate tissue, perform incisions and sculpt the cornea into a different shape. This means that surgeons no longer need to use a scalpel to cut through the cornea, which reduces complications associated with this part of the procedure. The femtosecond laser allows for much finer incisions than were possible before, which means patients are able to return to work much sooner following their operation.
This new technology has several advantages over previous techniques and other methods currently in use. It offers better quality results with a reduced risk of complications, such as infection or inflammation. There are also fewer side effects; because less tissue is removed there will be less dry eye symptoms after surgery and patients will also have faster recovery times with reduced chance of glare and halos at night time. Also due to less manipulation required during the procedure overall
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery in the world. It is popular because it is safe and effective, with 95% of patients achieving 20/20 vision or better after the procedure.
Femtosecond LASIK, a newer type of laser eye surgery, uses precision pulses of infrared light to make incisions on the cornea. The femtosecond laser can be used for both LASIK and other types of laser eye surgery, including:
LASEK (laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy), which involves cutting off a layer of epithelium from the surface of the cornea.
Epi–LASIK, a variation of LASEK that involves lifting the epithelium before shaving off part of it with a blade.
It takes about 15 minutes to perform femtosecond LASIK surgery. During this time, you will be awake but your eyes will be numb so that you do not feel any pain. The surgeon will first use the femtosecond laser to make an incision in your cornea (the clear outer layer at the front of your eye). They will then use another type
A Femtosecond laser was first used in refractive surgery in the late 1990s. It has since been used to create LASIK flaps and is now being used in cataract surgery to replace the blade that until now has been used to cut the capsulorhexis (the opening in the capsule of the lens), remove the lens, and make incisions for astigmatism correction.
In using this latest technology, surgeons are able to maintain greater control over the procedure and can provide patients with more accurate outcomes. This also allows for better patient safety. With every surgical procedure there is a risk of human error. If a surgeon makes an error while using a blade on a patient’s eye during cataract surgery, it could permanently damage their vision. The surgeon would have no way to correct his mistake because he has already made it. With the laser, however, if an error is made the surgeon can simply stop or reverse his actions. This provides vital peace of mind for those who may be nervous about having surgery on their eyes.
The Femtosecond laser can also help patients with astigmatism correct their vision during cataract surgery. A traditional cataract procedure will only get rid of cloudiness within the lens; it
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