More well-known is the LASIK technique. In this surgery a small flap is created in the cornea This is done with either the gas bubbles of the FEMTOSECOND-laser (FEMTOLASIK) or with the disposable blade of the microkeratome (LASIK).


The flap is then lifted after which the actual treatment is done with the EXCIMER-laser. The flap is then put back.

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This method is almost painless, even after the surgery.

However, the cornea has to be of the appropriate thickness and the pupil of the appropriate size. With the FEMTOLASER it is possible to make a thinner flap of high quality.