More than half of the adults in Germany are shortsighted. Technically known as myopia, it is therefore the most common visual defect. One quarter of the German population is unable to see far away objects clearly. Eyeglasses and contact lenses help. However, there is a method available to permanently correct this condition: laser treatment.
Using lenticular extraction, eye care professionals remove a small lens in the cornea, the lenticle. Employees at Carl Zeiss have now developed a new surgical method to make this procedure even easier: ReLEx combines the frequently used femtosecond technology with innovative lenticular extraction. What exactly does this mean? Doctors only require one laser system. And this one system exhibits better clinical results than conventional laser correction of myopia with two laser systems.
This is not only good news for eye care professionals, but also for patients who benefit from ReLEx: the treatment is faster than with other lasers and is not accompanied by annoying noises and smells. The gentle method ensures a low-pain procedure and a post-op period that is just as uncomplicated. Afterall: two eyes are better than one.
November 3, 2010