Technolas® 217A



Technolas® 217A

Technolas® 217A as the newest generation excimer lasers by Bausch & Lomb's , utilize an innovative technology called a "flying spot laser" for true scanning. A narrow beam (about 2 mm wide) contacts the eye at lightning speed in a pattern that allows the eye to clear in one place before contacting that area again. The laser beam covers a broad surface area, but does not penetrate as deep as in RK procedures. The beam is pulsed in tiny, non-overlapping spots all over the treatment zone, following a pattern controlled by the laser's computer. Unlike the broad beam, the full width of the flying spot beam is placed on the cornea during every pulse. The flying spot technology is designed to produce a smooth corneal shape and increases the accuracy of the surgery.
The Technolas® 217A is the new state-of-the-art excimer laser system made by Bausch & Lomb Surgical. The Technolas 217A with PlanoScan 2000™ is the only laser ergonomically designed for LASIK (Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis) procedures.

Orbscan II
The Orbscan™ II diagnostic system goes well beyond standard topography. By meticulously mapping anterior and posterior surfaces of the cornea to measure its thickness, elevation and curvature, the system provides surgeons with a more comprehensive analysis for optimal surgical planning.

Hansatome microkeratome
The Hansatome™ microkeratome, used in LASIK procedures to cut a flap from the front of the cornea, leads the industry with its ergonomic design and interior diagnostic system that ensures system integrity with every cut.

PlanoScan 2000 software
PlanoScan 2000™ software provides refractive surgeons with precise flying spot, scanning technology and features a proven LASIK algorithm. In the Technolas 217A laser system, PlanoScan 2000 plays a critical role in correcting myopia from -1.0 to -7.0 diopters with less than 3.0 diopters of astigmatism