SILK Eye Surgery
In the rapidly advancing field of vision correction, SILK, which stands for Smooth Incision Lenticule Keratomileusis, is an innovative eye surgery technique developed by Johnson and Johnson vision is now revolutionizing the vision correction world. It employs advanced laser technology called ELITA to address common vision issues like myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism. The goal is to reshape the cornea precisely and quickly, reducing or eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses.
What is a SILK Eye Surgery
SILK is a laser eye surgery that creates a thin lenticule (disc) of tissue below the cornea’s surface later removed through a small incision. A femtosecond laser is used to create microscopic bubbles within the cornea and then remove the corneal lenticule. This results in flattening of your cornea thus reducing or eliminating nearsightedness with and without astigmatism.
Criteria for SILK Laser Surgery
- Patient must be at least of 18 years of age.
- Myopia up to -12.00 D with and without astigmatism up to -6.00 D.
- Patient should have stable refractive error for 6 months
- Patients who are not pregnant, lactating, or of child-bearing potential and practicing a medically approved method of birth control
- No previous history of intraocular or corneal surgery of any kind
Major Benefits of SILK Vision Correction:
The best part about SILK surgery is that it is minimally invasive, unlike traditional LASIK, as it does not require creating a corneal flap; instead forming a thin lenticule within the cornea. This results in a faster recovery and less discomfort. 99% of patients are highly satisfied with this approach.
SILK Surgery offers improved comfort by avoiding large incisions or corneal flaps, reducing the risk of dry eyes. 89% of patients experience minimal discomfort during and after the procedure, with better night vision.
Reduced Complication Risk:
Since this surgical approach preserves the cornea’s strength, the risk of complications such as corneal ectasia, which can occur with other vision correction methods gets significantly reduced in SILK Surgery.
99% Patients undergoing SILK laser vision correction typically experience a faster recovery, with improved vision within hours to a couple of days after the procedure.
Precision and Accuracy:
SILK surgery utilizes advanced femtosecond laser technology to reshape the cornea with exceptional precision and accuracy. Over 95% of patients achieve excellent visual outcomes within a month.
In conclusion, SILK Surgery is a significant advancement in refractive surgery, offering a flapless procedure, enhanced comfort, and reduced complication risks for those seeking freedom from glasses or contact lenses. Patients should consult with an experienced ophthalmologist to determine the best vision correction method based on their individual needs and circumstances.
Cost of SILK Surgery:
Regarding the cost of SILK surgery, it is available at an affordable price of 1,10,000 only; though it may vary based on the patient’s prescription and the complexity of the surgery.
How SILK Surgery Works:
Before the Procedure: Anesthetic eye drops are used to numb the eye, ensuring a painless treatment.
During the Procedure: A precise femtosecond laser creates microscopic bubbles in the cornea to reshape it. A thin lenticule of tissue beneath the cornea’s surface is then removed through a small incision.
After the Procedure: The entire procedure takes less than 15 minutes, and while the recovery time varies for each individual, most patients can resume their daily activities within a few days.