Lasik Eye Surgery

Laser Vision Correction
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What is LASIK?

LASIK (Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) is an outpatient refractive surgery procedure used to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), wavefront abnormalities.

A laser is used to reshape the cornea (clear, round dome at the front of the eye ) to improve the vision of the eye focuses light rays to the retina at the back of the eye.

Benefits of LASIK Eye surgery

  • No longer need glasses or contact lenses.
  • A proven vision correction method – Research indicates that 96% of patients achieve their desired vision after LASIK treatment.
  • No stitches required.
  • Rapid results – Visual recovery is full in 24-48 hours.
  • Painless treatment.
  • Clarity of vision.
  • Quick procedure.
  • If necessary, further adjustments can be made years down the line to correct vision.

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.

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Surgical procedure for Laser Vision Correction.

  • The surgical procedure is relatively simple and takes only about 10-15 minutes for both eyes.
  • The anesthetic 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 eyes 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 femtosecond 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.