Femto Lasik

Femto Lasik

Femto LASIK is the treatment of myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism with the help of femtosecond laser and excimer laser.

Femtosecond laser is an infrared laser with a wavelength of 1053nm. With this laser the small cap called “flap” is prepared on the upper surface of cornea.

Excimer laser is a laser with a wavelength of 193nm. With this laser the cornea is re-shaped and in this way the light can be reflected in the right way so the patient can see properly – without the need of contact lenses or glasses.

All the post operation stages and follow up sessions are the same as a standard LASIK surgery. As the flap is stable on the cornea surface, after FemtoLASIK patient heals faster than a standard LASIK.

How is Femto LASIK performed?

It consists of 3 stages.

Stage 1: Analgesic eye drop is used. The eyes are sterilized and a special device called blepharostat to open the eyes wide and keep them open.

Stage 2: A small opening is made on the cornea which is called “flap” with femtosecond laser and than this flap is elevated. Excimer laser is applied to the inner tissue of cornea to reshape it and the flap is closed back.

Stage 3: The corneal flap is naturally attached back to its place in one minute. Antibiotic eye drop is applied and the procedure is over.

Who can have Femto LASIK?

  • Over the age of 18
  • Those who have not experienced any change in their eye prescription
  • Those who have prescribed 8,0-10,0 for Myopia and 5,0-6,0 for Hypermetropia and Astigmatism.
  • Those who have corneal tomography normal
  • Those who have enough thickness of cornea (Usually above 500 micron is necessary.)

Who can not have Femto LASIK?

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women
  • Those who have diabetes out of control/irregular
  • Those who have Rheumatism (collagen tissue disorder)
  • AIDS-HIV positive patients
  • Keratoconus patients (too thin and sharp cornea)
  • Those who have severe dry eye
  • Cataract patients

What are the advantages of Femto LASIK?

Femto LASIK allows us to perform the procedure without any manual incisions. The corneal flap is made with the help of femtosecond laser, therefore the damage is much less and the healing process is shorter.

  • The risk of irregular flap by using microkeratome is much less with the femtosecond laser. Even if there occurs an irregularity in the flap, it is possible to re-perform the procedure just 1-2 hours after – whereas with microkeratome the patient should wait 3 months to undergo another procedure.
  • The risk of creating any damage in the epithelium (upper surface of cornea) is very low, therefore it is especially recommended to older than 40 years.
  • It is possible to pre-design the size and the shape of flap in computer virtually.
  • The flap made with femtosecond laser has a thickness of 100microns, that means very low damage to the cornea.
  • Healing process of the incision is faster.

How is the healing process after Femto LASIK?

No bangade is applied to eyes, only protective glasses are used. Half an hour after the procedure your doctor checks your eyes for the last time and then you are good to go back to your hotel.

It is very normal to have slight burning, aching, sensitiveness to light exposure for 3-4 hours after Femto LASIK.

You will start to see properly 3 to 4 hours after the procedure. The day after the procedure you will have another check-up with your doctor and then you can return to your social life normally.

It is recommended to use antibiotic & cortisone eye drops and artificial tear drops for 3-6 months.

Femto Lasik Cost in Turkey

Femto Lasik Operation Overview



Duration of Intervention

10-20 Minutes

Return to Social Life

1 Day

Average Pain

0-1 **

*It is for informational purposes only, be sure to consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

**Pain rating scale: from 0 = absence to 5 maximum pain.


  1. 1
    What are the main symptoms of eye disorders?

    Watery eyes, itching, aching, having difficulties in reading, blurry vision, squinting, headaches are the main indicators of eye disorders.

  2. 2
    Will I have a brand new vision after laser treatment? Is there a possibility of having vision problems again after the treatment?

    Our main aim is to provide the same quality of vision that you have with your glasses. The results 0,5 and below are considered as successful and the patient does not need to use glasses or lenses anymore. Laser treatment is the best when performed in a stable period (1 year) in terms of eye prescription. If the patient’s eye number increases when the procedure is done, it may continue to increase after too.

  3. 3
    Is it painful after laser eye surgery?

    After having i-LASIK and LASIK methods that require a corneal flap, you may feel pain, aching or burning sensation for 6 hours. Whereas in LASEK or PRK methods where flap is not made but corneal tissue is scraped and folded, you can have pain for 2-3 days. In order to reduce this pain it is recommended to use protective contact lenses.

  4. 4
    Is it true that laser eye surgeries cause dry eye?

    It is normal to have dry eyes for some time after the surgery and it is recommended to use artificial tear drops for this dryness. Within time this problem will disappear naturally and you will not have to use drops anymore.

  5. 5
    Is is true that laser can not solve astigmatism?

    Laser surgeries can very well fix astigmatism, along with myopia and hypermetropia.

  6. 6
    Is it possible to have a second laser eye surgery?

    In laser treatments the main aim is to decrease the vision acuity number to – / + 0,50. 6 months after your procedure, if there is still a higher acuity number, you can have the treatment again after an examination to see if you still have enough thickness of cornea, with the help of pachymetry, orbscan and corneal topography. If you are suitable to have another surgery, your surgeon will not make a new flap, but use the old incision where your first flap was made.

  7. 7
    How to decide which laser technique is the best?

    After your consultation, your doctor will recommend you the best method suitable for you, based on your corneal thickness and shape.

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