Technique LASIK (LASER IN SITU KERATOMILEUSIS)
LASIK technique is a surgical procedure which is performed in two steps. First, a fine corneal flap is lifted by applying a special laser. Then, another piece of equipment, the Excimer Laser, modifies the corneal curvature in order to correct the refractive error.
The corneal flap is attached back to its original position, without requiring any stitches. This process lasts only a few minutes.
Ophthalmic drops are instilled into the eyes to facilitate the process of treatment.
Visual restoration is significantly fast and there is little to no postoperative discomfort. The replacement of the classic microkeratoms with new Laser microkeratoms led to the use of the international term “Femto LASIK”.
Technique LASIK XTRA (LASER IN SITU KERATOMILEUSIS EXTRA)
In cases of patients with high myopia or astigmatism and marginal cornea thickness to apply the technique LASIK, we use the technique LASIK XTRA. Through this procedure we can correct ametropia and at the same time stabilize the cornea and eliminate the improbable case of postoperative ectasia.
Thus, after applying the classic technique LASIK, and before repositioning the cornea flap, we instill riboflavin drops for 90 seconds, then attach the flap back to its position and irradiate the cornea with ultraviolet light for 90 more seconds.