Laser eye surgery has become popular in the last decades. Compared to the mechanical surgeries the procedure is more precise and typically requires shorter recovery time. The first lasers widely used for eye surgeries were nanosecond excimer lasers. But there are several types of surgeries where femtosecond lasers can be successfully applied, e.g. femto-LASIK, cataract surgery (FLACS). In both of these cases creation of a flap is needed.
The main advantages of femtosecond lasers are standardized perfectly centered corneal incisions. Typically pulses with a few microjoules and a few hundred femtoseconds are well suited to make a cut in the outer corneal tissue. Low pulse energy levels minimize tissue heating, photodisruptive shock waves and the size of cavitation bubbles. Higher pulse repetition rates (up to 1 MHz) compared to excimer lasers allow to significantly reduce the duration of the surgery.
Indylit 10 laser was designed with integration into corresponding medical devices in mind. It is air-cooled, has a compact passively cooled laser head, and doesn’t require any periodical maintenance. Solid mechanical design ensures very stable output parameters and guarantees repeatable laser performance for consistent high quality surgeries over the years.