With High Definition LASIK™ at Fendalton Eye Clinic, Dr Kent uses the safety, precision & accuracy of a Zeiss VisuMax® femtosecond laser to create a flap in the cornea. With a laser creating the flap, Dr Kent achieves the exact thickness of flap that is required.
We are committed to the safety and precision of your laser eye surgery treatment. NASA will only allow their fighter pilots and astronauts to have a LASIK procedure that is carried out with a femtosecond laser creating the corneal flap. Microkeratome bladed LASIK is not approved by NASA due to increased risk of complications with the oscillating blade of a microkeratome and reduced quality of vision in low light situations. Fendalton Eye Clinic offers "All laser" LASIK which is often termed iLASIK we term it HD LASIK®
There are two steps to the HD LASIK® procedure.
First a flap is created in the cornea (front clear window of the eye). At Fendalton Eye Clinic Dr Kent uses the Zeiss VisuMax® (a femtosecond laser) to create a precision LASIK flap.
Some clinics still use a bladed instrument (microkeratome) to cut the corneal flap, a less precise means of making the corneal flap. While LASIK is extremely safe if complications occur the microkeratome (blade) is most often the cause. At Fendalton Eye Clinic we have eliminated this potential source of complications.
Dr Kent, using the precision of a laser to "create" rather than "cut" the corneal flap provides added safety for patients with a more predictable outcome.
With a femtosecond laser we can create the corneal flap using the safety and accuracy of a computer guided laser - without a blade ever touching your eye.
The precise flap created by the Zeiss VisuMax® laser is lifted and the excimer laser is used to reshape the inner layers of the cornea with your personalised treatment profile, incorporating eye recognition technology and seven dimensional eye tracking to achieve precise delivery of treatment.
How does the Zeiss VisuMax® (femtosecond) laser make the LASIK flap?
The Zeiss VisuMax® laser allows Dr Kent to tailor-make a precise corneal flap based on what is best for your eyes.
Dr Kent programmes the Zeiss VisuMax® laser to deliver tiny rapid pulses of laser, forming microscopic bubbles focused at a precise depth inside the cornea. This process is know as photodisruption.
The Zeiss VisuMax® femtosecond laser creates rows of these bubbles just beneath the corneal surface as it moves back and forth across your eye in a uniform plane - creating a cleavage plane.
Benefits of creating the LASIK flap with a femtosecond laser. The safety and accuracy of 100% bladefree, all laser LASIK procedure – a blade never touches your eye.