REFRACTIVE EXCIMER LASER
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Compact Laser Workstation
- The MICRON M7 is designed for maximum patient comfort.
- Straightforward optics design for precision and predictability.
- Designed for cost-efficiency and low gas consumption.
LASIK PRK, TEpi-PRK (Transepithelial PRK) with selectable zone sizes and Depth.
PresbyCOR(TM) PTK and optional Topography guided Treatments (planned).
Unique Beam Delivery Philosophy
We have redefined the traditional approach. With the MICRON M7 the patient lies still, microscope and beam applicator moves towards the patient on robotic arms – resulting in small system dimensions, less complex mechanics, large working distance and less dependence on environmental influences.
The first laser in refractive surgery leading the light right to the eye via a robotic applicator.
A combination of continuously working video eyetracker and docking eyepiece tracks eye movements and minimizes fixation saccades.
Our goal is to present the smallest excimer laser platform. To do so, we eliminated the need for a motorized patient bed. Instead, we are bringing the laser light to the eye via a specially designed mobile applicator which is attached to a robotic arm.
The main advantage of this approach is the large working distance during patient preparation and a small distance during treatment, minimizing environmental influences.
The slidable patient bed provides maximum patient comfort. When preparing surgery, all robotic arms are moved away from the patient. The patient will not experience the feeling of being ”block and locked into a machine” and lies relaxed during the whole procedure.
Our video eyetracking system is connected to the controls of the robotic arms. Once the pupil is detected, the system automatically locks itself on the center of the patient’s pupil, following the movement within tracking range.
In case the eye moves out of eyetracking range during surgery, a re-centration just by pressing the center button can be achieved quick and easy.
A manual reposition of the bed by using the joystick is not neccessary anymore.
Safe and Fractional Ablation
Fractional ablation is our approach of treating the whole treatment zone in a combined spherocylindrical pattern from the beginning, increasing the refractive correction over time.
The randomized flying spot pattern distributes the individual laser pulses across the whole treatment zone from the beginning. Thus spreading the thermal impact on a larger area and minimizing the temperature increase on the stroma. This will reduce the risk of haze on surface ablation techniques such as PRK, EpiLasik or related treatment techniques.
As an additional advantage, any unintended surgery interruption poses less risk. The surgery can later be finished in a second session similar to re-treating an undercorrection.
Closed-up Operation & Plume Removal
The MICRON M7 uses patterned closed-up operation design that the applicator is only 80mm away from cornea. A very short and well defined clean operating zone can reduce the unpredicted interference by noisy macro environment. Our eye tracker module is located to the eye for best recognition and optimum IR illumination.
A special eyepiece with an integrated plume removal intake with applicator. It is located at an optimal position in relation to the corneal plane. The smoke plume is removed at the location of its highest density minimizing its influence on the laser beam quality. The plume is removed in such way, that the airflow will not affect the stromal hydration.
The MICRON M7 uses a specially designed laserhead with large energy reserves for long active and passive gas lifetime. The laser generates a small and very homogeneous beam passing along several small mirrors with a very low energy density. This results in low costs for optics and long optics lifetime. The laser setup between surgeries only takes a few minutes. This allows fast and efficient working speed with little patient waiting times. The small footprint allows the laser to be installed even in challenging surgery theatres, minimizing the overhead cost of the clinic.
The MICRON M7 is a modularized design with a slidable patient bed. The laser system weighs only 370 kg which make it easy to handle and transport.