• FEMTOLASIK LUX: A NEW FRONTIER IN REFRACTIVE SURGERY Description: Dr. Pinelli, MD, ophthalmologist and eye surgeon at the Switzerland Eye Research Insitute, Lugano, Switzerland, explains in this video a novel procedure, known as Femtolasik Lux, which unites Femtolasik and Transepithelial Cross-Linking, providing refractive patients with surgical options that are safe, virtually painfree, and with reduced risk of postoperative complications. The Institute is oriented toward less-invasive corneal techniques that reshape the corneal surface without penetrating the eye. Femtolasik Lux is a non-invasive, “no-touch” procedure, consisting in two parts, which—at no point touching the eye with any instrument—uses three different light sources to resolve any visual defect in a few minutes without pain. The first part is performed as a Femtolasik, the second part as a TE-CXL (transepithelial cross-linking). In the second part of the procedure, Dr.Pinelli takes advantage of CXL treatment, usually performed to strengthen corneal tissue, in order to stiffen a prospective weakened cornea and prevent corneal ectasia, which is every refractive surgeon’s nightmare.Dr.Pinelli osmotically soaks the cornea over the flap leaving the interface free from any possible irregularity due to riboflavin on the cornea. This combined technique aims to increase the stability of the visual outcome in patients, thereby maintaining a healthy and robust cornea. This procedure leads to a final sharp refractive result, provides a stronger corneal tissue that is less vulnerable to curvature change, and reduces refractive error regression and incidence of corneal ectasia. Safety, effectiveness, and excellent long-term results have been demonstrably achieved. Subspecialty: Refractive Management / Intervention Level: Advanced Uploaded By: Roberto Pinelli