Z-Lasik: All Laser Lasik
Z-Lasik is the most advanced refractive procedure available that corrects near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism by gently reshaping the cornea and changing the focusing ability of the eye.
Z-Lasik is a two-step bladeless procedure using two different lasers. With the LDV Femto-second laser, the surgeon creates a thin flap on the surface of the cornea. With its extremely high frequency of pulses, the LDV Femto-second laser separates the layers of the cornea in only a few seconds creating an ultra-thin, ultra-precise flap. Once the layers of the cornea are separated, the flap, remaining hinged on one side, is lifted back uncovering the stroma (middle section of the cornea). The excimer laser is then used to reshape the corneal stroma based on your prescription and desired visual outcome. The flap is then laid back to its original position, where it adheres naturally.
Z-Lasik, using femto-seconds lasers, has been available for over 10 years. More than 3 million Lasik procedures using this form of advanced technology have been performed successfully all over the world.
Complications are most rare with this level of technology, making it the most accurate and safest treatment for your eyes. The most common side affect of Lasik is dry eyes. While it may occur after Z-Lasik, it occurs less frequently than with the other conventional procedures. In most cases, moisturizing eye drops provide relief until the eye can restore its natural lubricating system.
The recovery time after Z-Lasik is much shorter than with other methods. Most patients resume normal activities one to two days following their procedure. Initially, vision may not be sharp and may fluctuate slightly. This is completely normal and will improve every passing day. After two to three months, your vision should be fully stabilized.
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