Blade LASIK vs Laser LASIK The development of LASIK

Blade LASIK vs Laser LASIK

Blade : Micro-LASIK

  • There is a possibility of side effects on the severed sections and wrinkles may form on the epithelium. Also there will be an inconsistent thickness of the corneal flap.
  • The angle of incision may not be exactly 90°, thus causing epithelium endogeneity later on.

Laser : VisuMax LASIK

  • The VisuMax creates flaps of a highly predictable thickness and of adjustable geometries for Femto-LASIK and PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision from ZEISS – the recommended treatment option for presbyopic patients.

VisuMax Laser LASIK Femtosecond System

Its remarkable features are its precision and innovative detail.

New trends in modern corneal surgery

Its remarkable features are its precision and innovative detail. New trends in modern corneal surgery. With the VisuMAX, Zeiss is significantly shaping the world of refractive surgery.
This groundbreaking laser system employs high-performance femtosecond laser technology and is characterized by its outstanding cutting precision, highly efficent speed, and gentle treatment technique. The VisuMax is thus the ideal platform for therapeutic and refractive applications of cutting-edge corneal surgery, including flap and keratoplasty. Visumax is the logical enhancement for refractive surgeons-and marks another step into the future of corneal surgery, the progress of which Zeiss has been shaping for more than 20 years.

VisuMax strengths Building blocks of state-of-the-art femtosecond technology

A contact glass as ingeniously designed as the cornea

The surface of the human cornea is curved. Thus, Zeiss contact glasses are curved, too. The three different sizes available (S, M, L) ensure an optimal fit to the anatomy of the eye. The cornea is not forced into a deformed planar, non-physiological shape – and artifacts are avoided in the cutting result, as is unnecessarily high IOP.

Maximum cutting precision

High-precision optics from Zeiss provide an extremely focused laser beam. The result: minimum laser pulse energy at a high pulse frequency for unsurpassed incision control – at precisely the desired depth in the cornea, even with threedimensional, curved incisions.

Brilliant visual control

The integrated, high-quality ZEISS surgical microscope, including digital video camera with build-in live recording of the surgical procedure ensures precise and complete control of each treatment step.

A smart unit

The ergonomically pivoting patient supporting system ensures maximum comfort. The patient's position is continuously monitored during treatment and the sturdy yet comfortable patient supporting system is automatically adjusted during surgery.

Efficiency paying off

With a laser pulse frequency of 500 kHz, the VisuMax realizes short treatment times. This means more comfort for both physician and patient. In addition, the user benefits from a more efficient workflow and a higher throughput of satisfied patients.

Slit illumination for greater detail

As a universal workstation for corneal surgery, the VisuMax features integrated slit illumination for monitoring and control immediately after the respective treatment, without the patient having to switch places or change position.