Lasik Treatments


What is LASIK?

LASIK stands for LASER ASSISTED IN SITU KERATOMILEUSIS. This laser vision correction procedure can be used to treat myopia (near sightedness), hyperopia (Farsightedness) and Astigmatism. LASIK is a procedure that uses the “Cool” light from an Excimer laser to reshape the inner tissue of the cornea.

Am I a good candidate for LASIK?
You are eligible to undergo Lasik if
Your age is > 18yrs
You have stable refractive error for >1 year
Sufficiently thick corneas for safer ablation
Your retina is normal
You are not pregnant or breast feeding
You have no health issues affecting your eyes

What you need to understand about LASIK?
LASIK is a surgical procedure intended to reduce a person's dependency on glasses or contact lenses and not, as is usually thought, designed to totally eliminate the spectacle power, which is often, impossible.

The accuracy of the post LASIK residual power is based on many factors like pre-operative high myopia or high astigmatism or corneas which are not perfectly symmetrical. The power will reduce to the level where you may not need to use glasses for over 85% of the time, but some residual power is to be expected.

You should discontinue wearing
Soft Contact Lenses – for 5 days before your evaluation and surgery
Toric Soft Lenses – should be stopped at least 8 days prior the procedure
Rigid (hard) or gas permeable (RGP) lenses – you should stop wearing them for at least 2 weeks before your initial evaluation

Will I have to undergo any investigations before surgery?
A complete eye examination will be performed to determine if you are a suitable candidate.

Accurate Refraction
Pachymetry - To measure the thickness of cornea
Topography - This instrument enables a very accurate map of the cornea to be plotted out almost like the whorls and grooves of the fingerprint. This is individual to each eye and forms the basis of the entire procedure.
Keratometry- To measure corneal curvature the keratometer evaluates the cornea for any irregularity or any surface defect and looks for keratoconus or corning of the cornea which would preclude LASIK, with an automatic detection system.
Applanation Tonometry – To measure intraocular pressure.
Indirect Opthalmoscopy – To rule out any retinal pathology.

Other investigations to rule out any septic foci in the body
If you fit into the prescribed criteria's then only surgery can be performed

The day Before the LASIK procedure:
You should start the antibiotic drops you have been given, and stop using any eye makeup, lash extenders, kajal, and surma.
Please discontinue the use of any makeup, eye creams or lotions as they tend to work into the eye. You should have an early night.
Try to minimize any exposure to excessive cigarette smoke or dust as for that day we want the eye completely quiet.

On the Day of the LASIK procedure:
On the day of the procedure wash your face with hot water and lots of soap. Wash your eyes thoroughly with water prior to coming.
Remember to bring all your papers, your fresh spectacle refraction, topography maps with you when you come for the LASIK.
LASIK is true ambulatory procedure. There is no admission. You simply lie on the laser bed and once complete, you can walk out. The actual laser time is literally measured in seconds. There is no pain at all. Numbing drops are all that is used.


How is LASIK done?

LASIK is performed with the patient seated in a reclining chair in an outpatient surgical suite. First the eye is numbed with a few drops of topical anesthetic. An eyelid holder (called a speculum) is placed between the eyelids to keep them open and prevent you from blinking.

Step I : Using an instrument called micro keratome a thin flap of corneal tissue is made and folded back.

Step II : The excimer laser is applied which reshapes the corneal tissue.

Step III : The corneal flap is then placed back into its original position and allowed to dry. Antibiotic drops are applied and eyes are covered with a dark goggle. Both the eyes are usually treated together.


Our Laser State of Art ALLEGRETTO WAVE EYE-Q (400Hz) system has the following advantages compared to other systems. It is a FDA approved machine.

Perfect Pulse Technology: This sophisticated technology ensures that the entire treatment and each pulse of the laser beam are completely controlled.

Eye Tracker : It constantly follows the eyes position. Laser is only released if the eye is centered. So even when your eye moves, the treatment remains perfectly centered. Cyclotorsion control technology controls the eyes rotational movement.

Precision : This laser uses a very small laser beam that shapes the eyes surface like a delicate brush. The smooth shape of the beam creates an even surface across the entire eye, once again shortening healing times and providing precise results.

Performance : With wave light Eye-Q 400 H2, technology, the actual treatment time last only a few seconds compared to often longer procedures (average 10-12 Sec) This faster technology gives shorter exposure for flap and cornea, which in turn, reduces the risk of infection. Also a quick treatment will reduce the healing and recovery time, gives greater stability of post-operative results.

Quality of Vision : This laser gives a better quality of vision especially at night and with regards to depth perception and contrast sensitivity.

Superior Results : NASA Approves advanced LASIK for Astronauts in 2008: NASA's approval is further evidence that today's LASIK exceeds all established standards of safety and effectiveness. NASA followed the Naval Aviation Clinical studies closely with a particular interest in both safety and quality of vision under extreme conditions.

Advanced Lasik was proven to provide excellent safety with consistent visual results of 20/20 or better.

LASIK was able to withstand even the most extreme rigors of warfare and flight. All surgical procedures have risks, but with this exceptional track record, the average consumer has nothing to fear from “LASIK”

Will my number become zero?
The aim of the treatment is to remove dependence on glasses or contact lenses. In many cases they are eliminated.

Is Lasik Painful?
There is no pain during the surgery, since anesthetic eye drops numb your eyes. Although some patient may experience mild discomfort or a pressure sensation during the procedure.

How long does it take to recover?
It takes 2-3 days to recover and vision will improve thereafter.

When can I resume my normal activities?
Normal activities can be done after 4-5 days. However swimming and water sports can be resumed after 3 months

How long does the procedure take?
The surgery usually takes only 10 min

Is the treatment permanent?
Yes. You will, however need reading glasses as you approach presbyopic ages.

Will I require multiple treatments?
In order 94% of cases a single treatment is enough. In a few cases, a second ‘enhancement' treatment may be required to achieve optimum vision

Can both eyes be done on the same day?
LASIK can be done on both the eyes on the same day one after another.

Safty Of LASIK
Lasik is quiet safe and effective. But there is no surgery or surgical procedures that can guarantee perfect result. As with any surgery or medical procedure, there are possible risks. Your Doctor will give you detailed information about Lasik's potential risks, complications and side effects and you should get all of your questions answered before giving your consent for surgery.

News & Notices

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