LASIK, short for Laser In Situ Keratomileusis, is the most frequently used technique by refractive surgeons in USA (92.3%) and Europe.
- - During the first step, a thin corneal flap is performed.
- - The flap is using an automated micro-keratom or with a femtosecond laser.
- - The flap is then lifted and remains attached to the outside of the cornea on one side.
- - Computer-assisted Excimer Laser is applied to the stroma underneath the lifted flap in order to shape the cornea according to the preoperative refraction error.
- The flap is then re-applied without sutures.
- - Spontaneous adhesion occurs in few days.
There is no pain following surgery but itching can occur for few hours. Visual recovery is fast, usually in few hours as no epithelial abrasion is performed on the surface of the cornea.
Since 2007, he’s treating presbyopia combined with myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism with the Optimized Global Monovision technique which provides a better range accommodation for near vision.
Since 2008, Dr. Jean Assaf is performing flaps in some indications, with the FEMTOLASIK - FEMTOSECOND LASER LDV Z6 (Ziemer).
Doctor Assaf is also using the most recent profile ablations softwares allowing treatment of abnormal corneas with refractive surgery keeping the natural prolate form of the cornea optimizing quality of vision (Eye Q).
Since 2013, Dr. Assaf has been using the Lasik micromonovision technique with the Schwind Amaris laser for the treatment of presbyopia associated with myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.
Excimer Laser is used in different techniques: