The excimer laser revolutionized the field of eye surgery, allowing for incredibly accurate vision correction without damaging any surrounding eye tissue. This laser makes it possible to reshape your cornea and correct whatever your refractive error happens to be, whether it is myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) or astigmatism. Combined with the so-called femtosecond laser, the excimer laser allows your eye surgery procedure at Behler Eye and Laser Center to be completely blade free.
The excimer laser produces ultraviolet light, a cool beam that can remove a minute amount of tissue at a time, as little as 0.25 microns. When you consider that a micron is a thousand of a millimeter thick, you can understand just how accurate the laser is. The excimer laser is ideal for this kind of work because it passes little energy into the surrounding tissue, ensuring that it will not cause any unwanted damage to your eye.
After Dr. Behler determines how he needs to reshape your eye, he programs those measurements into the excimer laser computer. If you are worrying how the laser stays accurate, you can take comfort in knowing that most modern lasers have automated eye tracking systems. This means that even if your eye moves slightly during surgery, the system will track it and adjust accordingly.
Blade free – no metal ever touches your eyes
Extremely accurate – as little as 0.25 microns of tissue at a time
Auto tracking – the laser accommodates eye movement, making it even more accurate
Femto lasik used a cool, ultraviolet beam
The ZLASIK procedure combinesthe excimer laser with the so-called femtosecond laser, making your surgery all laser. The femto lasers creates a corneal flap, which allows the excimer laser to make the corrections it needs to make. This means nothing but lasers ever touch your eyes.
If you would like to learn more about the blade-free, z-lasik surgery, please contact our office today to set up a consultation. If you live in the Tampa area – including St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey and surrounding areas – we would love you help you see clearly, with as little discomfort as possible.
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