Laserklinik Lohr

Our Eye-Surgery Center Lohr is

certified by the German
DIN EN 9001:2015

What is Lasik, Femto-LASIK, iLASIK?

It started with PRK

Refractive Laser Correction started in 1990 with Photorefractive Keratectomy, abbreviated as PRK. In a surgical procedure using an Excimerlaser the surface of the central cornea is being altered to a flattened shape for people who are myopic and a more curved surface for people who are hyperopic.

Then came LASIK

LASIK, or “Laser assisted in situ Keratomileusis”, is an advanced laser procedure reshaping the central cornea, thereby decreasing or eliminating myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. The refractive surgeon uses a special femtosecond laser or a microkeratome to shave off a thin, hinged layer of the cornea. This flap is then lifted like a hinged door and the exposed layer of the cornea is reshaped using the Excimerlaser. After altering the corneal curvature, the flap is repositioned and adheres without stitches.

The advantages of LASIK

Since 1993, LASIK is being used as the most advanced and most popular procedure there is. The combination of micro-surgery and refractive correction by a laser beam has reliably produced quick visual results in millions of cases all over the world. Furthermore, LASIK offers:

- Fast healing time
- Rapid visual recovery
- Less risk of scarring
- Less risk of corneal haze
- Less post OP discomfort
- Treatment of a wider range of refractive error
- Reliable, stabile results

Lasik Schema