In our practice, we made the decision that we would completely transition over to femtosecond technology. When I had my first experience with the femtosecond laser in 2002, I felt mechanical microkeratomes didn't offer patients what the femotosecond laser delivered. I've been working with this technology for quite some time and our results have been fantastics with excellent outcomes.
Our physicians have always been proactive when it comes to adopting new technology. We were actually surprised how quickly our patients chose to adopt the technology. We see that word is traveling fast, which will ultimately increase our bottom line. In accordance with our goal to offer the newest technology, we also use the ORange intraoperative wavefront aberrometer (WaveTec Vision) as part of our premium lens package to deliver tighter outcomes with our patients.
With the femtosecond laser,we are adding additional time to your premium process because we need time to create the incision and capsulotomy. Then, laser emulsification of the lens is performed in one room and the patient is moved to another room where we perform the evacuation of the lens and lens implantation. When I had LASIK, it was a 90-second flap, now it takes 6 to 12 seconds.