Femtosecond and Excimer lasers can be used to reshape the cornea to correct refractive errors such as Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism, and even Presbyopia.
Introducing the latest, revolutionary FEMTO LDV ™ Z8 Laser by Ziemer. Its remarkably advanced technology brings a new level of accuracy, flexibility, speed, and mobility to laser eye treatments with its low energy, the lowest amongst all femtosecond lasers.
Our clinic is the first practice in Singapore to pair the FEMTO LDV Z8 with J&J’s Star S4 Excimer Laser, one of the most established and trusted excimer lasers. The latter has been the gold standard for LASIK, approved by the United States’ FDA even for aviation and aeronautical professionals for decades. This pairing provides a bladeless and truly customized vision correction experience for our patients.
- Bladeless Z-LASIK (Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis)
With the FEMTO LDV™ Z8, a corneal flap is created within just 30 seconds by using extremely fast, short bursts of low range pulsed light! This allows access to the underlying cornea tissue. Our Surgeon will then use the Excimer laser to treat the eye according to the patient’s visual requirements. Lastly, the flap will be repositioned. No stitching is required, visual recovery is quick and there is minimal discomfort.
- Advanced Surface Ablation
This flapless procedure is performed directly on the cornea surface. Our Surgeon will gently remove a thin superficial layer of the cornea known as the Epithelium with a special solution, followed by shaping the underlying tissue with the Excimer laser according to the patient’s eye power. Once done, a soft bandage contact lens will be placed over the treated area temporarily to protect it while new epithelial cells grow to resurface and heal the cornea. Recovery will take approximately 5 days.
- CLEAR (Cornea Lenticule Extraction for Advanced Refractive Correction)
This newly developed proprietary application is bladeless, flapless, fast and gentle. Performed with the FEMTO LDV™ Z8, it uses overlapping laser spots with the lowest energy per pulse, thereby allowing smoother incisions with higher precision.
Using this Femtosecond laser alone, a disc of tissue is created underneath the cornea surface. This is known as a “Lenticule” and its thickness is calculated according to the individual’s required correction. Subsequently, our Surgeon separates and extracts this lenticule through a small 2mm opening on the cornea surface. The removal of the lenticule changes the shape of the cornea, thus correcting one’s vision in a minimally invasive manner.
This procedure ensures reduced downtime, quicker recovery with less post-operative dryness and discomfort.