WaveLight® FS200 Femtosecond Lasik

Bathinda Lasik Laser Centre - Advanced centre for complete Eye Care now offers LASIK surgery using the World's Fastest FS200 Femtosecond Laser—also known as all-laser LASIK or 100% Blade Free Lasik—and it could be the very advancement you’ve been waiting for.

WaveLight® FS200 Femtosecond Laser

Faster Flap Creation
Featuring the world's fastest flap creation times, the 200 KHz WaveLight® FS200 Femtosecond Laser delivers precise, predictable outcomes:

  • Standard flap creation in approximately 6.0 seconds*
  • Automated vacuum control of the patient interface for consistent suction
  • Minimized IOP and ocular distortion during suction
  • Fast visual regeneration

2. What is the FS200 Method?
The pulse duration of Femtosecond Laser is within 6s range. The FS200 Femtosecond Laser produces near infrared (1053-nm) pulses, which, unlike argon fluoride excimer pulse are not absorbed by optically clear tissue.
The FS200 Method is a 100% blade-free technique used to perform the critical first step in the LASIK procedure: creating the corneal flap. The creation of the corneal flap prepares the eye for the second step of the LASIK procedure, where an excimer laser is used on the inner cornea to correct vision.

3. Is the FS200 Method right for me?
If you are looking for a 100% blade-free LASIK experience that virtually eliminates almost all the most severe, sight-threatening complications, the answer is yes.

  • More Patients attain perfect vision.
  • FS200 method allows surgeons to tailor the corneal flap for each individual eye of each individual patient.
  • FS200 method improves precision and visual result and delivers micron level accuracy to create a flap of precise size, shape and depth which are critical to a successful lasik outcome.
  • Teaching hospitals around the world believe in Intralase and the use of FS200 method.
  • More patients, when given a choice, choose FS200 method over a microkeratome blade
  • Approx. 10,00,000 Femtosecond procedures have been safely performed.
  • Fs200 method takes approx. 6 sec per eye and a total of 10 minutes for the entire lasik procedure.


4. WHY FS200 Femtosecond LASIK?

  • FS200 gives you all the benefits of a customized laser treatment.
  • A safe and highly predictable technique in difficult cases e.g. thin, flat or steeper Corneas.
  • Fs200 gives precise cut, depth and flap measurements.
  • Less epithelial damage as compared to microkeratome cut hence less post operative complications.
  • Better contrast sensitivity even in dim illumination and night driving etc.


5. How does the FS200 Method work?

  • FS200 is a new ultra - short pulse laser.
  • It uses a rapidly firing femtosecond laser to cause photodisruption in the corneal tissue at a predetermined depth and size.
  • It creates focused cavitation spots or micro bubbles within the stroma in a raster pattern to create the lamellar cut.
  • The laser is moved circumferentially in the periphery under computer control to create the side cut for the flap.
  • Dimension of the flap (thickness, diameter, hinge size, location) can all be programmed exactly using highly advanced computer software.


6. What is the difference between a corneal flap created with the FS200 Method and one created with a microkeratome?
The microkeratome is a hand-held instrument, which contains a steel blade that moves back and forth and creates a cut as it travels across the cornea. A microkeratome is only capable of making a single, one-dimensional cut across the cornea. As it cuts, the blade oscillates back and forth.
Because of the unique way in which the Fs200 Method creates a precisely positioned layer of bubbles just beneath the surface of your eye, it creates a smooth even surface after your flap is lifted. With the Fs200 Method, a blade never touches your eye.


7. How is the Fs200 Method different from Epi-LASIK or photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)?
These procedures differ from one another in the way they prepare the surface of the cornea for the second step of LASIK. Epi-LASIK uses an epikeratome — a blunt separator — to make a superficial flap. Similarly, PRK is performed by gently scraping the surface layer of the cornea, which may lead to corneal scarring. Both the Epi-LASIK and PRK procedures can be painful and require more postoperative medication. In addition, healing times may be longer than with procedures performed with the Fs200 Method.


8. Are there other benefits to using the Fs200 Method?
There are several benefits to using the Fs200 Method:

  • Better outcomes. More patient get better outcomes when their LASIK procedure is performed with the IntraLase Method.1 Patients report faster recovery, fewer LASIK flap-related complications, and fewer induced higher order aberrations.2 Higher order aberrations may contribute to visual disturbances such as halos and glare.
  • Ability to tailor the procedure to your eye. The Fs200 Method gives your doctor the ability to tailor the dimensions of your corneal flap based on what’s best for your eye. Everything from the diameter of your flap to the angle of its edges can be precisely determined. This is important because everyone’s eyes are shaped a little differently. Having a corneal flap that’s individualized to the patient contributes to excellent postoperative outcomes. In addition, a corneal flap created with the Fs200 Method also “locks” back into position after the LASIK procedure is performed.

9. Is the Fs200 Method painful?
Prior to creating the flap, the doctor applies drops to numb the eye, and then applies a special ring and an instrument that gently flattens your cornea in preparation for the FS200 Method. This part of the process is not painful — patients report feeling only slight pressure.


10. Is the Fs200 Method safe?
Millions of procedures have been performed safely and effectively using the Fs200 Method.


11. How long does it take to create a flap using the Fs200 Method?
The creation of the flap itself takes only about 6 seconds per eye. Including preparation time, the entire LASIK procedure takes about 10 minutes. FS200 a step forward in excellence FS200 gives your better refractive outcome owing to

  • Accurate flap dimension which leads to better surgical results.
  • A smoother bed Surface after flap creation which leads to lesser flap and interface complications.
  • Flap induced Aberropia is less which leads to superior visual outcome.
  • Better contrast sensitivity which leads to better night vision and better overall quality of vision.
  • Faster recovery both surgical and visual.

12. What’s the reaction of patients who have experienced the FS200 Method?
In a clinical survey of LASIK patients who had their corneal flaps created using a microkeratome in one eye and the FS200 Method in the other, the vision in the FS200-treated eye was preferred 3-to-1 (among those who stated a preference).


13. FS200 Femtosecond Option
FS200 can also be used for

  • Corneal grafting
  • Lamellar keratoplasty
  • Keratoconus
  • Intacs
  • Correction of Astigmatism and the list goes on.

14. FS200 ( femtosecond laser) enabled corneal transplantation
FS200 enabled keratoplasty gives surgeons the ability to precisely create uniquely shaped corneal incisions — opening a new era in corneal transplantation and delivering the potential for faster healing and improved visual recovery. Leading corneal surgeons have demonstrated that this technology advancement enables:

  • Surgeons to create straight, angled and arcuate incisions within the cornea
  • Multiplanar custom incisions with hermetic sealing properties that require less suture tension
  • Less suture tension can result in less astigmatism
  • Multiplanar custom incisions provide larger wound surface area for stronger healing
  • Laser resectioning that produces more rapid healing
  • Earlier suture removal and rapid visual rehabilitation
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