Femto-LASIK - EuroEyes

eeLASIK – For Your Eyes Only

eeLASIK is the custom-made treatment of laser eye treatments. With this method we are able to individually correct your refractive errors and provide you with an excellent quality of vision.

Customized Treatment for Your Vision Disorder

eeLASIK is short for EuroEyes LASIK and is the safest, most modern and most costomized treatment for correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. We combined two of the most advanced and precise technologies: the wavefront guided LASIK and the Femto LASIK. Just like a fingerprint, every eye has its own unique characteristics, and therefore a treatment needs to respect this uniqueness. With eeLASIK we offer this innovative and revolutionary treatment.

All about Femto-LASIK at EuroEyes

The Procedure of eeLASIK

eeLASIK Treatment Steps

  Pre-treatment examination – Wavefront analysis Wavefront technology guides the laser to treat the refractive error in up to 1250 di erent points of vision. Wavefront analysis creates a visual map of the precise refractive power for every measured point – the “ingerprint of vision”. EuroEyes applies this technology to the laser vision correction creating a vision better than glasses or contact lenses.     Femtosecond laser The laser safely prepares the corneal lamella (lap) with optimal precision. The surgeon folds back the lap. EuroEyes was among the irst worldwide to introduce the femtosecond laser – the Gold Standard at EuroEyes.     Wavefront-guided excimer laser The excimer laser uses wavefront analysis to remodel the corneal surface in a customised manner. This removes irregularities in the corneal contour to optimise vision to levels better than glasses or contact lenses.   Replacing the lap The lap is gently smoothed back onto the corneal surface. This acts to protect the treated area like a natural bandage. In a matter of hours the corneal has healed.   Video about wavefront-based LASIK

The Advantages of Femto-LASIK

The Femto-LASIK Treatment with the Femtosecond Laser Offers Significant Advantages for the Patient:

  • Treatment of higher refrective errors
  • Treatment by thin corneas
  • Minimizing cut-related complications
  • Safer and more precise
  • Overall gentler to the eye
  • Faster vision recovery

The Advantages of the Femtosecond Laser in Detail:

  • The femtosecond laser is able to produce a much more reliable, gentle and precise corneal flap than the microkeratome. A femtosecond laser can create a flap within 10μm of the desired thickness, whereas the traditional keratome is only accurate within 20-40μm.
  • The laser creates an smooth and uniformly shaped corneal lamella. The center of the flap is exactly the same thickness as in the periphery. Cut-related complications are thereby reduced to an absolute minimum–they are actually nonexistent.
  • The high precision in the thickness of the flap is impossible with a microkeratome. Corneal flaps that are made with the microkeratome are thinner in the center. This can cause a postponement of the following treatment to a later date.
  • The Femtosecond laser works fast and painfree. When the corneal lamella is being prepared you will see a bright light. The so-called “blackout”, which usually occurs with the microkeratome, is virtually impossible.
  • The molded glass lens used to fixate the eye is much more pleasant than the previously used suction ring and also much less stressful for the cornea.
  • Due to the gentle and absolutely blade free treatment of the the cornea a significantly faster vision rehabilitation is possible. The cornea remains free of damage, because the tiny bubbles, induced by the femtosecond laser, will be absorbed by the cornea. The tissue heals very rapidly after the treatment. Temporary side effects, such as dry eyes, are rare.

Femto-LASIK Treatment Procedure

1. Personal, Non-binding Consultation:

  • All relevant eye parameters are measured
  • We determine what the best method of treatment is for your eyes
  • Examine your eyes to make sure you are a suitable candidate for the treatment

2. A Thorough Medical Preliminary Examination

  • The examination usually lasts about two hour
  • Intensive ophthalmic preliminary examination and measurement of your eyes
  • Our Specialists in ophthalmology will explain every detail about the treatment
  • Before this preliminary examination you must not have worn soft contact lenses for one week and hard contact lenses for two weeks
  • Please note that after the examination you will not be safe driving a vehicle–neither car, nor motorcycle or bicycle. We therefore recommend that you take a cab or public transportation
  • At the examination you will receive a after-care set for the days after your treatment. The medication and content will be explained in detail by our staff

3. On the Day of the Treatment

  • We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes on the day of treatment
  • You can eat and drink normally on the treatment day, but please do not smoke
  • For hygiene reasons, it is also important that you wash your face thoroughly prior to treatment, completely remove makeup, and avoid perfume
  • Outpatient surgery, anesthetic eye drops, no bandage, and sunglasses are recommended
  • The total duration of the laser eye treatment for both eyes: approximately 25 minutes
  • You are not allowed to drive a vehicle after the procedure

4. After the Treatment

  • Please do not rub your eyes!
  • Antibiotic eye drops 5 x á day for 1 week
  • Artificial tears as required
  • Return to work after 2-3 days
  • Resume sports activities after approximately 3 days, swimming and sauna after approximately 2 weeks
  • Post-operative follow-up examinations: after 1 day – 1 week – 1 month
  • You may drive a vehicle again only with the doctor’s permission, normally after the 1 week post-operative examination

Good to know about Femto Lasik

Technical Info About the Femtosecond Laser

The femtosecond laser is an infrared laser that can treat tissue very precisely with significantly less heat created than other laser treatments – a big advantage in laser eye surgery. Femtosecond lasers work with ultra-short light impulses that need only a billionth of a second to create a spot as tiny as 1/100mm. To illustrate the extremely short pulse time: In one second, light travels 7.5 times around the earth, however, in one femtosecond, it only travels one half of the thickness of a hair!  

The Preparation of the Corneal Lamella with the Femtosecond Laser–in Detail:

Contrary to traditional lasers, the energy of the laser beam from a femtosecond laser does not affect the tissue on the corneal surface, but reaches a specific predetermined depth inside the cornea. Very high energy levels can thereby be achieved through intense focusing of the laser beam. The point of focus of the laser beam allows material to be divided at the molecular level (photo-disruption), gently separating the tissue. The surrounding corneal tissue remains undisturbed without damage. The femtosecond laser scans the cornea starting at one edge and works its way towards the other side (Ill. 3a). The laser beam produces a layer of tiny bubbles in exactly the desired location depth of the cornea. This enables the corneal flap to be opened and lifted to the side like in traditional LASIK. The final treatment with the excimer laser is then identical to traditional LASIK.   Schematic Representation: The Laser energy is focused at a precisely predetermined depth of the corneal tissue.  

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Advanced Technology: Capturing Your Unique Eye Profile With iDesign

The aberrometer that is used in the so-called wavefront analysis (aberrometry), is a diagnostic tool that determines the exact objective and quantitative aberrations of the human eye – like a genetic fingerprint. An aberrometer measures the refractive power of the eye – and thus existing irregularities that cause aberrations – in more than a hundred different points. With iDesign, EuroEyes applies the most advanced and innovative technology on the market. In contrast to a regular aberrometer, the iDesign device measures the refractive power of the eye in 1,250 points. All measurements are recorded graphically and create a kind of “map”, that shows the exact refractive power for all 1.250 points of the eye. Based on this revolutionary technique an optimal correction of your vision, customized to the specific requirements can be done by the eye laser. Such an exact and customized treatment is unachievable by any other laser procedure, contact lenses or glasses.

An alternate, common procedure to determine the vision disorder, is the usage of spectacles. However, with this basic method aberrations can neither be detected, nor corrected. A regular LASIK bases on the determination of spectacles. Thus, the correction of additional disorders, like aberrations, is not included in a LASIK treatment. This is one of the reasons why EuroEyes has avoided this type of diagnosis for several years now, and prefers the advanced wavefront analysis.

The Genetic Fingerprint of the Eye

The human eye is not a perfect optical system, but has so-called optical aberrations. It is unique in its design and its power: The individual nature of the cornea and lens – different curvatures at each point of the cornea, and various forms of aberrations – makes it as unique as a “genetic fingerprint.” Therefore, a specific vision disorder of for example -3.5 D does not necessarily equal -3.5 D. Therefore, a laser eye treatment should always be done on the basis biometric, personalized data to ensure a customized, exact and precise treatment.

Advantages of the Wavefront Analysis

The Revolutionary Procedure Improves the Quality of Vision

In the wavefront guided LASIK/ee-LASIK all the collected aberrometry data is considered individually: From the wavefront map it can be derived exactly, in the area of the cornea the treatment must take place, and how much tissue can be ablated – to not only correct the vision disorder, but, by compensating for aberrations, to improve the quality of vision: Thus, a better vision, better contrast sensitivity and a better night vision can be achieved!

 This revolutionary and advanced technique offers EuroEyes’ patients the following treatment advantages:

  • better quality of vision
  • correction of aberrations
  • better visual acuity
  • better contrast vision
  • better vision at night
  • correction of complicated vision disorders

Advantages of the Femto-LASIK Compared to Classic LASIK at a Glance

Flap Preparation with Femto Laser Flap Preparation with Microkeratome
  • smooth, even corneal flaps
  • thinner flaps, less tissue ablation
  • safer and more precise method
  • painfree method, “gentle Lasik”
  • more gentle method
  • faster vision rehabilitation
  • shaped lens glas
  • no cut-related complications
  • no black-outs during the treatment
  • no blocking of the retina’s blood circulation
  • unevenly shaped corneal flap
  • more strain on the cornea due to a thicker flap
  • unreliable method, deviations in the thickness of the flap
  • unpleasant to painful
  • increased strain in the eye due to the microblade
  • longer side effects such as dry eyes
  • suction ring
  • cut-related complication are possible
  • black-out of the eye
  • blocking of the retina’s blood circulation is possible

Frequently Asked Questions about LASIK / Femto LASIK

An eeLASIK treatment is at the earliest possible from agw 18. -Behandlung ist frühestens ab dem 18. Lebensjahr möglich. The prerequisite is a vision stability for one to rwo years.
Your vision should have been stable for one to two years before a treatment.
This depends somewhat on the method used. With the eeLASIK procedure, for example, ideally patients can already see clearly the day after the procedure. The results of the PRK / LASEK method are comparable to those of the eeLASIK treatment. However, the healing process takes longer here and it takes a little more time, until the desired result is achieved. Generally, most of the full visual capasity is reached within a week. The complete recovery takes a few weeks. The PRK / LASEK is best suited for people with thin corneas and for physical contact sport athletes, such as martial arts athletes.
The risk of complications is very low, thanks to the high quality and hygiene standards at EuroEyes. Real complications are extremely rare. To ensure an optimal healing process, it is extremely important that the patient comes to the follow-up examinations, and meets the exact specifications of schedule for eye drops, and follows the instructions they received from us after the treatment. The side effects that can occur with laser vision correction are typically only temporary and harmless, and are fully treatable.
All this is possible again after approximately two weeks.
The eeLASIK treatment costs between approx. 1.250,- € / per eye* and approx. 2.450,- € / per eye*

*The price depends on your refractive error, your corneal thickness, and the applied laser technology (e.g. the femtosecond laser technology, wavefront technology).