Of the many ways to reduce astigmatism, FSAK is the newest and most advanced. The goal of FSAK is to improve unaided vision, and to reduce people’s dependence on spectacles and contact lenses.
FSAK is an outpatient procedure. Prior to surgery, you will be offered a relaxant. The eye is then anesthetized locally with eye drops so that you will not feel any discomfort during surgery. For the surgery, which only lasts a few minutes, your eye is fixated with light pressure by a special ring-shaped device. The procedure is painless.
FSAK can thus be combined with regular cataract surgery (or done after the cataract operation) in people with astigmatism. It is not an insured service under MCP and patients can be billed for it if they request the procedure at the time of their cataract surgery.