Every eye is unique! Nowadays, maximum results in laser eye surgery are achieved by minimum shape adjustments by laser to delicate eye structures – i.e. with a blade-free procedure, using only a laser beam. With the most up-to-date technology and our long-term experience, we are proud to present Flow 2.0, a true no-touch no-cut laser eye surgery.
Flow 2.0 now includes SmartSurfACE and SmartPulse technologies
Flow is a no-touch, superficial surgical procedure that is performed fully by Schwind Amaris 1050RS laser without cutting the eye. Recovery from the procedure is natural, smooth and you can return to your active lifestyle in no time.
In the case of no-cut procedure, based on the expertise of KSA Vision Clinic and numerous scientific researches, the long-term results of no-cut methodology in regard to the quality and contrast of sight, and the comfort of eyes are the same or even better than those of a laser procedure performed with a microkeratome.
In January 2016, KSA Vision Clinic upgraded Flow 2.0 procedure with SmartSurfACE and SmartPulse technologies, which are developed by Schwind EyeTech company. Those are the latest and most advanced technologies in the field of refractive surgery. Since May 2019 procedures are performed with the newest model of Scwhind Amaris 1050RS. The Schwind Amaris 1050RS is the world’s highest-performance eye laser system for refractive and therapeutic corneal surgery. It brings together the most advanced technology in existence. Eye laser procedures have never been as safe as they are today, in 2019.
KSA Vision Clinic is dedicated to providing the latest treatments to all of their vision correction patients from Estonia, Finland, Russia and Europe. In addition to providing advanced surgical treatment, KSA Vision Clinic also offers round-the-clock consultation service, so our patients can get help and support whenever they need it.
The best candidates for Flow laser eye surgery
Above all, Flow is suitable for treating short-sightedness (myopia) and distorted vision (astigmatism or cylinder). The procedure can be used to correct combined short-sightedness with up to 9 dioptres. The best age range for any laser eye procedure is between 20–45 years, and this applies to Flow 2.0 as well.
Procedure itself is quick and comfortable
Before the operation both eyes will be thoroughly checked and measured with diagnostic devices designed especially for this purpose. Directly before the laser procedure, eye surgeon checks the results obtained from the exam and measures the vision once again. The results will be entered into a software program that plans the laser procedures. Based on this data, the technology will determine the area treated by laser, its accurate location on the eye and the profile necessary for changing the shape of the cornea of the eye. Contemporary laser technology is highly accurate and the thickness of the polished layer will be calculated with micrometre accuracy.
Unlike LASIK, FemtoLasik or Smile laser procedure, FLOW 2.0 will not make cuts into your cornea. Laser beams will only polish your corneal surface, which eliminates a lot of risks and complications that old procedures may have had.
Flow 2.0 laser procedure is comfortable for the patient and the visual acuity is 60–80 % on the chart only seconds after procedure. This is enough for walking or travelling alone, but not for driving in the first five days. After the procedure, eyes will be protected with ultra-thin contact lenses that transmit oxygen and promote comfortable and quick recovery of eyes. The contact lenses will be removed in 6–7 days.
After the procedure, visual acuity will be good enough to safely travel around, and the day the protective contact lenses will be removed, your visual acuity will be good enough to continue your active lifestyle. Usually 100 % vision acuity will come within a few weeks and the maxium visual acuity within 2–3 months.
Flow 2.0 – the best choice in 2020
Contrary to the general belief, not all people and eyes are suitable for successful laser procedures – and not even when using the safest and most accurate technology, such as Flow. For the best results, we accept about 60 % of all the candidates. People who won't get accepted straight away will have to wait until their refraction is stable, or we will simply have to turn them down when we find abnormalities during the eye exam, which indicate that the procedure wouldn't be a success.
Every medical procedure involves risks, which is why it is so important to undergo comprehensive eye exams and a consultation. If you would like to know whether you are a suitable candidate for Flow 2.0, please contact us by sending your basic information and prescription, so we could give you our initial opinion. However, since it is not possible to determine your suitability for the procedure via telephone or over the internet, we ask you to register for an eye exam in one of our eye clinics in Tallinn or Tartu.
Flow 2.0 procedures are conducted by very experienced and highly-valued doctor Ants Haavel.
Craig: "Facility and staff are great. They provided amazing service and I cannot recommend them enough!"