Laser Vision Correction-New Tech By William Goldstein on November 06, 2018

The Zeiss VisuMAx Femtosecond System is a laser system developed for the field of refractive surgery. Hailed by experts as a ground-breaking invention that greatly enhances the accuracy and safety of laser vision correction surgery, it uses what is referred to as femtosecond laser technology. Because of this technology, it is able to deliver outstanding results in terms of speed, cutting precision and gentler patient experience, causing minimal trauma to the patient’s eye.

This revolutionary technology has the world’s lowest energy profile and the fastest pulse rate when compared to other femtosecond lasers, making it the ideal platform for various corneal procedures such as ReLEx SMILE, flap, keratoplasty and bladeless LASIK. The entire procedure of ReLEx SMILE is dependent on the VisuMax Femtosecond laser, as it can only be performed using this laser. This minimally invasive laser procedure is approved by the FDA and has been used to treat tens of thousands of patients worldwide.

The Zeiss VisuMax Femtosecond System is used as a flap cutter in Femto-LASIK, providing adjustable geometrics which are controlled by a computer, along with predictable flap thickness. This gives way to an efficient management of patients, as well as smooth and uninterrupted workflow, further leading to outstanding results. VisuMax is also used in various procedures including corneal transplants such as penetrating and lamellar keratoplasty. Due to the VisuMax’s precise cutting abilities and the quick incision progress, the patient’s cornea and corneal grafts are ideally prepared.

Bladeless LASIK employs the VisuMax for the creation of the delicate flap, which is used in the very first step of the procedure. The VisuMax is most ideal for LASIK surgeries compared to earlier femtosecond laser systems because of its curved applanation cone, which results in significantly less requirement of vacuum pressure. This further leads to a more comfortable patient experience during the LASIK procedure. This is why so many patients report that they don’t feel anything during flap creation.

Benefits of Zeiss VisuMax Femtosecond System


Below, we outline the various benefits of Zeiss VisuMax Femtosecond System:
 It is two times more precise than former femtosecond lasers, with a maximum
positional accuracy of 3 microns, while for others, it is more than 6 microns.
 It has the lowest laser energy, leading to minimal damage to the corneal cell structure
and the surrounding nerves.
 It has a significantly lower vacuum pressure, making it easier for the patient to view
the fixation diode or target during the treatment. This helps to improve the accuracy
of the entire procedure.

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William S. Goldstein, MD, has been practicing laser eye surgery since 1991. He was one of the first doctors to offer advanced eye care in all of Michigan and is a member of several prestigious organizations: 

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

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