femtosecond laser

A type of laser that delivers energy in super-fast spurts, coming out in rapid pulses like a miniature machine gun. This technology allows a laser to make finely controlled cuts in the cornea and helps in the creation of the “flap” during LASIK surgery – this is called Intralase. The femtosecond laser is occasionally used in cataract surgery, though its usefulness for intraocular surgery seems limited.

Dr. Timothy Root is a practicing ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon in Daytona Beach, Florida. His books, video lectures, and training resources can be found at:


  1. sir,my cornea thickness is 465 and 475…can i go for femto lasik or not…also tell me femto lasik can be taken upto how much minimum corneal thicknesss….plz reply me


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