Laser Eye Surgeries
What is LASIK?
Laser- ASsisted In Situ Keratomileus; It consists of the initials of the definition of shaping the cornea with the help of Laser.
LASIK Method Consists of 2 Main Stages
First stage; flap (valve) formation from the corneal layer.
Second stage; reshaping the corneal layer by excimer laser according to the examination results.
Flap Formation in LASIK Method
In Excimer laser treatment, the thinner the flap the thicker the underlying corneal tissue following laser treatment is significant in terms of the safety and success of treatment.
In blade Laser, there is a risk for patients with thin cornea or those with borderline corneal thickness since the thickness of flap cannot be calibrated.
In blade-free Laser, flap formation in desired thickness provides a significant advantage in terms of the safety and success of treatment.