Medical & Surgical Ophthalmology

Refractive surgery unit

What is the refractive surgery unit?

Refractive surgery is responsible for modifying the anatomy of the eye, with the purpose of eliminating or reducing the use of glasses or contact lenses.

The FemtoLasik technique is a type of Femtosecond laser-assisted laser eye surgery for cutting the corneal flap.

It is the most modern and safe technique that currently exists and has revolutionized laser eye surgery to eliminate myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.

Why have vision surgery with the Femtosecond technique at OMIQ?

Because as in other techniques, we are not only one of the few clinics that have the machinery and experience, but the results are 100% satisfactory.

The Femtosecond Laser is one of the most revolutionized techniques in eye surgery in recent years. It is the only one that has managed to replace the cut that was produced manually in the cornea with a much more precise one, ideal for patients with a very thin, very curved or excessively flat cornea.

What is the difference between Lasik surgery with a blade or with a femtosecond laser?


It consists of placing a ring that will put pressure on the eye and then making a cut in the superficial tissue of the cornea with a blade (microkeratome). Next, the layer (Flap) previously made will be lifted for the Excimer Laser to apply the treatment. Once finished, the flap is placed again so that it adapts to the cornea.


Femtolasik: This technique initially follows a process similar to traditional Lasik. However, in this type of intervention, the microkeratome is replaced by a precise laser, the Femtosecond laser, which, using infrared pulses, is capable of creating small CO2 bubbles that separate the corneal tissue without the need for cutting and create the flap much more precisely, safe and natural. Then, as in Lasik, the excimer laser treatment is applied to correct the refractive error and the flap is placed back on the cornea.

The use of the Femtosecond laser minimizes the chances of surgical complications, guaranteeing better results, more safety and a better recovery.

Difference between refractive surgery with microkeratome (lasik) or femtosecond laser.

Contact us

Do you have questions?
Do you need more info?

Call us or contact us by email or through the following form. If you wish, you can request a call and we will contact you.

936 197 117

Monday to Friday from 9 am to 8 pm
Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm

Request a call

Provide your contact details using the following form to schedule an informational call

Active clinical trials

Dry eye

Duration: 6 weeks
Treatment: drops

Open chat
Need help?