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Flap Creation For LASIK
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Laser Eye Surgery Treatment

Why we use the Microkeratome and Femtosecond laser for flap creation

Our highly experienced surgeons ensure that LASIK procedures performed at AccuVision are the most appropriate for each patient. In many cases the safest treatment plan that can be offered will incorporate sub 100 micron thin flap technology. This is achieved using a highly sophisticated, precision engineered, fully automated device for creating predictable sub 100 micron flaps. This specialised instrument is called a microkeratome.

We believe our AccuWave™ laser eye surgery results are equal to those using our FS200 Femtosecond laser. We also believe that there are good reasons for continuing to choose the microkeratome blade for flap creation, where appropriate, as it gives us the option to deliver the safest procedure for each of our patients.

  • Flap creation with a precision microkeratome in experienced hands is quicker and less stressful on the eye than other methods.
  • Flap tolerances with modern mechanical microkeratomes are equal if not better than laser created flaps under the guidance of highly skilled and experienced surgeons that you will meet at AccuVision.
  • The flap can be separated very easily with the microkeratome, prior to the laser procedure because it is not left 'sticky' from any lasering process and therefore less prone to becoming damaged or torn.
  • The healing time for microkeratome flaps are the same as laser created flaps (even though this is sometimes put forward as a benefit of laser created flaps).
  • The refractive outcome of a microkeratome flap is just the same as a laser created flap. Under or over correction is still possible using a laser.
  • The chances of post-op infection are the same for microkeratome created flaps as they are for laser created flaps.
  • There are less reports of transient light sensitivity with microkeratome created flaps.
Please have a look at our latest audited results based on 1,935 eyes treated consecutively.

You will find thousands more reasons here why we are happy to use tried and tested technology and where indicated, Trans-Epithelial Surface Treatment.