June 19, 2010

Epi Lasik -Rushabh Eye Hospital,India

By Staff in Categories: LASIK

The eye is prepared with topical anaesthetic instilled 3-4 times prior to taking the patient on the table.The area around the eye is cleaned with povidone-iodine solution.The lids are separated with Tegaderm ,this prevents the eyelashes from coming onto the surgical field.An eye speculum is inserted and good exposure of the eyeball with equal distance between the upper lid and the lower lid distance from the limbus. If the surgeon desires to keep the epithelial cap ,a marker can be used before epithelial separation. The AMADEUS II (AMO) uses a specially designed head for Epi-Lasik . The Epi-Lasik flap created by the AMADEUS II Microkeratome consists of the entire epithelium, and does not contain any parts of underlying tissue. This flap structure is obtained by the use of the specially designed Epi-Lasik blade in combination with the Epi-Lasik blade holder. 1 = Epi-Lasik Blade Holder 2 = Epi-Lasik Blade 3 = Plastic Guide 4 = Epi-Lasik Blade with Plastic Guide Choose the Suction Unit to perform the Epi-Lasik flap. Unpack the Epi-Lasik Blade just before inserting in the Epi Lasik Blade Holder. Lubricate each side of the Epi-Lasik Blade prior to insertion in the Epi-Lasik Blade Holder. After lubrication insert the blade completely into the Blade Holder.  Define the cut variables according to the patients needs. Lubrication must be performed immediately before placing the Motor Unit on the patients eye. If you wait longer than 1 minute between lubrication and cutting of the ...

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