What is Z-Lasik?
LASIK, which stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is corrective surgery in which a thin layer of the cornea is lifted and moved aside to allow a laser to reshape the cornea. Custom Z-LASIK is an innovative, blade-free procedure that uses only high tech computer measurements and lasers to perform vision correction of many common eye problems in adults.
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100% Blade-Free With Femto Ldv Laser
Step 1 – Flap Creation:
During the first step the femtosecond laser creates an ultra thin flap in the cornea by applying millions of tiny laser spots. Thanks to the laser, the need for a blade is eliminated – the whole procedure is completely blade-free! The flap, remaining hinged on one side, is then gently folded back and the eye is ready for step two.
With excimer laser
Step 2 – Vision Correction:
Now another laser performs the actual correction of the corneal tissue directly under the flap. It only takes a few seconds – then the flap is put back in place, where it adheres naturally.
Benefits of Z-LASIK?
- Quicker healing
- A less invasive procedure.
- Dependence on glasses or contacts is often eliminated completely..
- The process takes only a few minutes and patients are able to open their eyes immediately after surgery.