Femtosecond Laser Assisted Keratoplasty.
str. 12 – 15
Autor: Dariusz Dobrowolski1,2, Michał Milka2, Anita Lyssek-Boroń2,3, Edward Wylęgała1
1 Katedra i Oddział Kliniczny Okulistyki Wydziału Nauk Medycznych w Zabrzu Śląskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Katowicach
2 Oddział Okulistyczny Wojewódzkiego Szpitala Specjalistycznego nr 5 im. Św. Barbary w Sosnowcu
3 Wydział Nauk Medycznych Wyższej Szkoły Technicznej w Katowicach
The femtosecond laser is a new solution in ophthalmology that was originally designed to support refractive surgery. The basic application was to prepare corneal flap for LASIK procedure. The idea to use the femtosecond laser for other purposes was caused by the high precision of cutting and the possibility of designing its architecture. Corneal transplantation requires careful alignment of the host’s bed with the donor’s cornea. The femtosecond laser perfectly meets this task, allowing for a very precise alignment of both tissues. Experiments with a femtosecond laser show that it is one of the promising methods that can replace manual trepanning techniques. Using femtosecond laser the deformation of the tissue associated with its fixation is much smaller and thus the interface mismatch between the tissues is minimal. In this paper, I would like to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of femtosecond laser cutting.
The femtosecond laser is not a solution for every patient and its practical use must require careful qualification that adjusts the capabilities of the device to local conditions.