Picosecond UV laser creates high-quality LASIK flaps

Ljubljana, SLOVENIA — An innovative picosecond UV laser platform creates precise LASIK cuts and smooth flaps, according to one surgeon.The Schwind Sirama is a solid-state laser with a short wavelength of 355 nm and spots that are one-third of the spot size of standard femtosecond lasers. Pavel Stodulka, MD, used it to perform 9.5-mm LASIK flaps with a hinge at 12 o’clock in 11 eyes of six patients with myopia from –1 D to –5 D. “The laser has integrated pupil detection and cuts the flap in a circular pattern, (Read more...)

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