Improved safety, precision seen with femtosecond-created flaps in LASIK

The introduction of the femtosecond laser for flap creation in LASIK gives refractive surgeons an additional treatment option. But beyond the obvious marketing hype of an "all laser" LASIK procedure, are there definite clinical benefits to using this keratome over traditional microkeratomes?

In a large clinical study at our clinic in Olten, Switzerland, we attempted to answer this question in a quantifiable manner using a variety of tests including confocal scanning microscopy.

Exceptional predictability