Laser eye surgery
Painless laser eye surgery by cornea laser treatment after the flap creation, as a rule, with 24 hours eyesight recovery. The flap is the part of cornea with less than 1/10 mm thickness, achieved by electric motor driven device (microkeratome).
Painless laser eye surgery by cornea laser treatment after the flap creation with quick eyesight recovery as in LASIK surgery but in case Femto-LASIK the flap is achieved with the help of special femtosecond laser. This fact additionally reduces the risk of complications and allows for more accurate flap thickness determination.
Laser eye correction on the eye surface after entegumentary cells removal (epithelium). This is the method of choice in special cases with high strength of diopters or thin cornea. This method is appropriate for martial arts sportsmen. In most cases anesthetic drugs are necessary for the first night after the surgery. Full eyesight correction can be observed in a week. The quality of eyesight is the same as after LASIK / Femto-LASIK surgeries.
Laser eye surgery takes only several minutes and allows for myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism correction in one treatment procedure.
High expertise level of experienced professionals, latest technologies and methods of treatment in Cologne Ophthalmology Center guarantee maximum safety and quality. Learn more about high quality equipment of the Cologne ophthalmology Center.
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Manuel M. Hermann
Excimer laser Schwind Amaris 750s
In case of LASIK, Femto-LASIK and LASEK/PRK laser eye surgeries the excimer Schwind AMARIS 750s laser provides the following advantages:
It is one of the fastest lasers with 750 impulse frequency per second that provide carrying out medical manipulations in several seconds with low frequency of complications.
Online pachymetry allows for non-contact cornea thickness measurement during treatment by the OCT (optical coherence tomography) method and thus to increase safety of treatment.
Active 6-dimensional eye monitoring: scanner / system of eye monitoring controls exact position of eyes more than 1,000 times per second so the laser can operate with the maximum accuracy, even in case of eye movement. The movements to different sides (axis x), up / down (axis y) and forward / back (axis z), and also a deviation to the sides, up / down and cyclic rotation (rotation of an eyeball) are registered. Correction of cyclic rotation is especially important in case of correction of astigmatism, otherwise rotary motions of an eye in lying position can seriously affect the result. Traditional devices are slower and also don't consider cyclic rotation.
Very small spot size of 0,54 mm together with a supergaussian profile of a bunch (FWHM - full width half maximum) provides especially even and tissue preserving treatment in case of optimum optical properties also at night at the same time.
Intelligent Thermal Effect Control - ITEC: this difficult, thermally optimized medical process preserves cornea tissues even at very high speed of operation. Laser impulses are classified in time and space so that the subsequent impulses could move quicker and closer to a position of earlier provided laser impulses by means of shorter period of cooling. As a result, the procedure accuracy considerably increases, and desirable correction is carried out most precisely.
Ziemer Femto LDV Crystal Line
IN order to prepare the flap in case of Femto-LASIK surgery Ziemer Femto LDV Crystal Line is used. This device is the latest in its class and combines the following advantages:
Up to 100 times quicker than common femtosecond lasers for Femto-LASIK surgery. This reduces the risk of complications and increases the treatment comfort.
The smallest laser spot size among all the femtosecond lasers guarantees especially even flap preparation with minimum complications and as a result – the best optic quality of laser eye surgery.
The lower pulse energy among all the femtosecond lasers reduces cornea irritation in the area of interference and the risk of complications.