What is the VisuMax Femtosecond Laser?
The VisuMax femtosecond laser is a precision ophthalmic surgical laser designed for the creation of the corneal flaps. The VisuMax accomplishes this by scanning tightly focused patterns of short (femtosecond) pulses of near-infrared light (laser) in the cornea at precise and predefined positions and depths. Administration of continuous focused laser pulses allows for the creation of smoothly and precisely measured flaps within the cornea.
How does the VisuMax Femtosecond Laser Assist with LASIK surgery?
The laser system uses a disposable, single-use Treatment Pack to apply the laser treatment and place the laser spots precisely in your cornea. The Treatment Pack is a plastic cone that holds a curved lens that fits your cornea. The Treatment Pack will be attached to your cornea by light suction on the eye. At the same time it is attached to the VisuMax femtosecond laser. While the Treatment Pack is placed on your eye, the doctor will ask you to keep looking right at a green blinking light. Looking at the blinking light ensures that the Treatment Pack and consequently the laser spots will be placed in the right position.
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