2_0_DiscoverGermany_June 2015_Issue27:Scan Magazine 1
Femto-Lasik The Gold Standard of Refractive Surgery Worldwide about 1 million people undergo laser refractive surgery every year to correct their myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism to get independent from their glasses or contact lenses. Why is Femto-Lasik the most frequently used method in laser refractive surgery today ? What is most important for patients who are interested in laser vision correction: 1. How complications can be avoided ? 2. How is the pain during and after surgery ? 3. How many days after surgery is it possible to drive a car and go back to work ? In addition to the high end Allegretto wave Eye-Q excimer laser, Professor Philipp is the first in Austria to offer Femto-Lasik with the new FS 200 laser which is one of the most innovative femtosecond-lasers and the fastest platform worldwide. Since all surgery is performed with 2 lasers with an unprecedented accuracy of about 7µm the procedure is also called ´bladeless Lasik´. Furthermore, Femto-Lasik is almost a painless surgery and offers the most rapid visual rehabilitation possible today. Thus, driving a car or going to work usually is possible only one day after surgery. Using this new technique complications can almost completely be avoided. Actually, with Femto-Lasik we have the safety net in laser vision correction which we have wished to have for a long time. In addition to Femto-Lasik Professor Philipp offers LASEK, Epi-Lasik and trans epithelial PRK (no touch method) which all are advanced surface ablation techniques (refinements of PRK) particularly useful for patients with thinner corneas and less tear production.
Wolfgang Philipp, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology Specialized in Cataract and Refractive Surgery Dr. Ferdinand Koglerstraße 30 6020 Innsbruck, Austria Phone: 0043 512 395002 firstname.lastname@example.org www.augenspezialist.at
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