Can the laser burn other parts of the eye if the patient moves?
Creado por: Equipo médico Bogotá Laser
10 octubre, 2023
No, the Excimer laser used in laser eye surgery does not penetrate or burn the cornea. It works by removing tissue through the process of evaporation. However, it is possible for the laser to unintentionally remove tissue in areas outside of the intended treatment zone, resulting in irregular astigmatism. To prevent this, modern laser systems, such as the Visx Star S4, are equipped with advanced eye-tracking technology called “Active Eye Tracker.” This system automatically tracks and follows the movement of the patient's pupil during the procedure. Additionally, the Visx Star S4 incorporates Iris Registration, which further enhances precision and accuracy.