At Ziemer, we eat, breathe and sleep femtosecond lasers. And we’d like to share our enthusiasm with a few Femto facts.

Our Ziemer femtosecond lasers are known for their speed, minimal tissue damage, and extreme precision.

The driver behind this performance is the femtosecond laser itself, low-energy over-lapping micro-pulses, 10-15 second ( 106 times less than with the Nd:YAG laser ); a wavelength of 1,053 nm; and speed, 100 fs; which makes Femto ideal for precision ophthalmic surgery.

Uses of the Femtosecond Laser

One common use of the femtosecond laser is for creating flaps in laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). The unique incision shape is precise and also minimizes tears.

Our femtosecond lasers are also highly prevalent in the steps of cataract surgery, including the primary and side port incisions, astigmatic keratotomy, anterior capsulotomy, and nuclear preparation.

A Breakthrough for Corneal Surgery

The corneal femtosecond laser is one of the most important advances for ophthalmic surgeons in the past decade. It allows the surgeon to focus the laser energy at a particular depth and then rapidly cut the tissue at that depth while minimizing damage to the surrounding tissue.

Learn more about procedures with femtosecond lasers.

The Femtosecond laser also allows the surgeon to pattern these cuts into shapes (often referred to as a mushroom, top hat or zig-zag) creating a highly precise incision resulting in a perfect match of the donor tissue and the patient and a stronger junction.

For more, see NIH