Laser refractive surgery involves using a high-precision excimer laser to reshape the cornea and permanently modify its refractive power. In S. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Federal State Institution we use the most modern excimer laser systems, which provide the top speed and accuracy of refractive correction and allow to achieve the best clinical outcomes.
Today the two most modern refractive surgery procedures are femtosecond laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (Femto-LASIK) and Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE). Both procedures use only a femtosecond laser, which is programmed to harmlessly pass through the upper layers of the cornea.
This operation is performed without the use of cutting tools which is microkeratome. The corneal flap is formed in 10-20 seconds and has personalised parameters determined by the surgeon. All involuntary movements of the patient’s eye during the procedure are compensated by eye-tracking system of the laser which ensures the highest accuracy and safety.
Femto-LASIK technology is characterised by rapid vision gain and low discomfort after surgery which allows our patients to return to their normal life in a very short time.
ReLex SMILE technology is mostly indicated to patients with moderate to high myopia up to 10 diopters as well as patients with high risk of corneal flap dislocation (sportsmen, military personnel etc.) and those who use contact lenses for a long time and have a risk of dry eye syndrome.