This technique has been first introduced in the clinical practice by I. Palikaris in Greece at the beginning of 90’s.It is the most widely used refractive procedure all over the world at present.
It is completely painless and the patient begins to see on the first day after surgery.
At the beginning of the procedure a thin Corneal flap is created with a special instrument named Microkeratome. The flap thickness is roughly 150 microns. The flap that has been cut is lifted and than the Laser is applied on the Corneal stroma correcting Myopias up to 8-9 dpt, Hypermetropias up to 4-5 dpt and Astigmatism.
At the end of the procedure the flap is repositioned protecting though the surgical trauma.
The Microkeratome cuts a thin Corneal flap.The flap is lifted and the Laser is applied on the Corneal stroma.
At the end of the procedure the flap is repositioned protecting the surgical trauma.