With the Lasek/PRK the corneal thickness (flaps) is not folded, but instead the superficial corneal layer is completely removed. Following this, the actual laser treatment is carried out. Finally, a protective lens is used, which is removed as soon as the corneal layer has been re-generated. This operation method is mostly used for patients who have a low corneal thickness (flaps). The slightly older Lasek method is therefore recommended only for patients with the problem described above.
PRK with Wavefront
Again the same examination as with the Wavefront LASIK (step 1) is applied. This method differs significantly from the first two surgical methods. In Lasek / PRK the corneal thickness (flaps) are not folded, but the superficial layer of the cornea is removed and replaced. This is followed by the actual laser treatment. Finally, a protective lens is used which is removed as soon as the layer of the cornea has re-modeled itself again. This operation method is used predominantly with patients who have a low corneal layer thickness (flaps). The older Lasek method is therefore recommended only for patients with the problems described above.
Intralase Lasik / Femto-Lasik
If you are not suitable for a Wavefront measurement, Intralase LASIK is applied. This is a new technology for eye treatments such as myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (Long-sightedness) and astigmatism (corneal curvature). This involves raising a slice of the cornea with laser light. The position and thickness of this corneal layer are determined before the operation. Intralase minimizes the risks during the production of the corneal flap. Intralase Lasik gives us the option to create individually customized flaps and increases the success of this treatment. The production of this corneal flap using Intralase can be made according to the preferences of individual patients. The doctors will inform you with pleasure about the other possibilities. With the Intralase treatment, only disposable items are used. This reduces the possibility of infection to zero.