What is Tissue Saving Lasik Treatment Plan?
The Lasik laser eye surgery procedure consists of two steps, where during the first step, the flap is created and in the second step, corneal surface is reshaped for correction of the number. The Lasik surgery enables correction of farsightedness through shaping the cornea to be steeper and correction of nearsightedness through flattening of the cornea.
Why Tissue Saving Lasik Treatment Plan?
This tissue saving Lasik treatment is highly recommended for the patients, who have higher number of refractive error for eyes or thin cornea.
How the Plan Works?
In the Tissue saving Lasik treatment plan, 40 to 50 micron tissue can be saved in flap making step, through the flap thickness reduction. Compared to the standard flap making technology that removes the tissue of 130 to 150 microns, the SBK Technology or Femtosecond Bladeless Technology saves the tissue by creating aultra thin flap of 80 to 90 microns.
In the Tissue saving treatment plan for corneal surface reshaping to correct number, 20% of the tissue is saved. This laser refractive surgery makes use of the tissue-saving algorithm, which is an effective method for ablation depth reduction. A tiny amount of cornea is only penetrated through high energy ultraviolet light pulses and tissue, as little as, 0.25 micron only is removed at an instant (1 micron = 1/1000 mm).
The available systems in the market, currently, consume the tissue of 12 to 18 microns for correction of 1 dioptre of number, ideally, for ablation or reshape of the stroma or cornea’s inner layer. When the tissue saving treatment plan is used, this overall tissue consumption for cornea reshaping can be reduced to up to 20%. And moreover, optical zone area is reduced and correction of 1 dioptre of number can be done with corneal tissue of 9 microns. NidekNavex Quest Lasik system allows minimizing the consumption of tissue, thereby achieving the finest vision correction treatment plan quality.