Spectacle free clear vision can be obtained by the state of the art corneal wavefront lasik laser treatment by SCHWIND ESIRIS (Germany) Machine. All types of Refractive errors like Myopia, (Short Sight) Hypermetropia (long sight) and Astigmatism can be corrected by laser treatment.
The salient features of corneal wave front lasik laser treatment are “Painless procedure. No patch needed”, “Takes only 10 minutes per eye”, Both Eyes are treated at the same sitting.
“Think LASIK Think “M. M. Joshi Eye Institute” LASIK stand for (Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis), a revolutionary vision correcting procedure, is changing the lives of people every day. Crystal clear vision is becoming a reality for people who are tired of glasses and contact lenses.
LASIK is a state of the art procedure that has been performed around the World. Combining the precision of a computer – controlled laser with the surgical technology of the microkeratome,
Patients have the best of both Worlds. LASIK is used to correct vision by reshaping the cornea, the eye’s clear outer window.
What is LASIK?
Lasik is used to correct refractive errors; LASIK eye surgery is a treatment that reshapes the cornea in order to produce clear vision. The LASIK refractive eye surgery procedure can treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism, and reduce patient’s dependency on contact lenses and glasses. Refractive errors impede the focusing ability of the eye, patients who suffer from these conditions experience blurred vision. LASIK eye surgery provides these individuals with an effective treatment option, where a predetermined amount of corneal tissue is removed. This reshaping of the cornea improves the eye’s focusing power and enhances patients’ visual acuity.
What are the various tests done before Lasik/Customized Lasik?
- Spectacle power assessment.
- Corneal topography using Orbscan IIz / Pentacam to assess the corneal thickness & curvature.
- Aberrometry using Wavescan for customized Lasik.
- Peripheral retinal examination after dilating the pupillary aperture of the eye.
The tests are mostly done on the day of the procedure. The entire preoperative assessment process may take about 1-2 hours.
What is the surgical procedure for laser vision correction?
- The surgical procedure is relatively simple and takes only about 10-15 minutes for both the eyes.
- The anaesthetic drops are first instilled to cause numbing of the eye. This may give rise to a slight burning sensation as soon as the drops are instilled.
- A speculum (Clip) is placed to separate the eyelids and to prevent the patient from closing the eye during the procedure. The patient is asked to focus on a flashing red light
- An instrument known as the microkeratome is then used to raise a thin flap (120-140µ) of the cornea. The red light may transiently disappear during this process. Alternatively the latest technique for making the flap is using a femto second laser (INTRALASE) to make a highly precise and customized flap.
- The excimer laser then reshapes the cornea by removing a predetermined precise amount of tissue from the inner cornea. The flap is then repositioned back where it adheres immediately without the need for stitches or bandages.
- Visual recovery is full in 24-48 hours.