MICRON M7

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.

Treatment Options

LASIK PRK, TEpi-PRK (Transepithelial PRK) with selectable zone sizes and Depth. PresbyCOR(TM) our multifocal presbyopia reversal Program, 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.

REVOLUTIONARY

The first laser in refractive surgery leading the light right to the eye via a robotic applicator.

MORE PRECISION

A combination of continuously working video eyetracker and docking eyepiece tracks eye movements and minimizes fixation saccades.

PARALLEL BEAM SCANNING LASER DELIVERY

The parallel scanning design together with a fixed working distance minimizes correction inaccuracies due to changes on the height during surgery (Z-Axis).

Patient Comfort & Robotic Arms

Our goal is to present the smallest excimer laser platform. To do so, we eliminated the need for a separate motorized patient bed and integrated it into our system. Instead, we are bringing the laser light to the eye via our mobile applicator which is fixed on 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 patient can lie still during the whole procedure and does not need to feel “blocked and locked” into the machine. The encapsulated lasersource and vacuum system allows nearly silent operation.

Auto Centration

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.

Plume Removal

The MICRON M7 uses a unique eyepiece with an integrated plume removal inlet, which is located very close to the ablation area. The plume is removed where it causes the highest energy absorption. The three centering prongs are guiding the surgeon finding the correct working distance and are just slightly touching the eye.

Cost Efficiency

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.