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  • You are over 18 years old and have stable refractive errors
  • You have reasonably good physical and mental condition
  • You have errors between +6 Diopters upto -8 Diopters (with or without cylindrical numbers)-Note ReLEx is offered only for -ve powers (myopia)
  • You have no systemic diseases like diabetes or arthritis
  • You have no other eye problems, like glaucoma or cataracts
  • You have a positive attitude in life
LASIK Eye Surgery Basics
  • LASIK Surgery is used to treat near sightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism
  • The cornea is reshaped, adjusting how the eye focuses LASIK is an out-patient procedure
  • LASIK procedures take about 15 minutes. However, you will be at the doctor's office for approximately 1to 2 hours
Step 1: LASIK Eye Surgery Procedure Preparation
  • Eye drops are applied to numb the eye
  • The LASIK surgeon may give you additional medication to help you relax
  • You will be seated in a comfortable, reclining surgical chair
  • The surgeon will gently prop your eyelids open using an instrument called a lid speculum
Step 2: Accessing the Cornea
  • A device will be used to stabilize the eye. It is normal to feel mild pressure
  • The surgeon creates a thin flap in the cornea, which can be temporarily folded away
  • It is normal for your vision to blur at this step
Step 3: Reshaping the Cornea using computer-controlled excimer laser
  • Using a computer-controlled excimer laser, pulses of light are directed at the eye to reshape of the cornea
  • You might experience light pressure with no pain
Step 4: Completion of Your LASIK Eye Surgery Procedure
  • Lastly the surgeon repositions the corneal flap. It will stay in place naturally and heal within hours
Step 5: LASIK Procedure for recovery
  • The surgeon will examine your eyes once again
  • You might experience discomforts like an itching sensation, slight burning or more than normal tear production
  • The vision improves within eight hours and then continues to improve over time. In some cases, it can take several months
  • Specific instructions are given for the healing & effective process of LASIK
LASIK Myths and Facts
Myth: The number comes back after 10 years, the effect wears off with time

Facts: Studies show LASIK results as stable for several years after LASIK. There is no evidence whatsoever that the results of LASIK reverse with time. In a tiny minority of individuals, there may be some change. However, in the vast majority, LASIK results remain stable over decades.

Myth: The procedure is very painful...

Facts: Patients are given anesthesia drops in the eye before the procedure. And they then don’t have much sensation during the procedure.

Myth: It can't correct Farsightedness (+ve numbers)

Facts: Modern lasers can easily treat hyperopia upto +6D, with excellent results and stability.

Myth: LASIK surgery be performed on the people above the age of 40

Facts:Yes LASIK can be performed on people above age of 40 but their could be possibility to use near vision glasses.

Myth: If you blink or move during the procedure, the surgery will go wrong

Facts: A speculum is placed in the eye during the procedure which prevents you away from blinking for those few minutes of the procedure. While the lasers are equipped with sophisticated eye trackers to take care of those fine eye movements and place the laser spots exactly where intended.

FAQS
What is LASIK?

LASIK is a surgical procedure for correcting near sightedness (minus power or myopia), far sightedness (plus power or hyperopia) and cylindrical (astigmatic) refractive errors.

Nearsightedness (Myopia)

Nearsighted individuals typically have problem seeing well at a distance and can read fine print comfortably. The near sighted eye is usually longer than a normal eye and the cornea may also be steeper. As a result, when light passes through the cornea and the lens, it is focused in front of the retina making distant images appear blurred.

Farsightedness (Hyperopia)

Farsighted individuals have shorter than normal eyes and have problems seeing up-close before the age of 40. The light of distant objects focuses behind the retina and these images appear blurred.

Astigmatism (cylinder)

Astigmatism is a common vision condition where the corneal surface is not evenly shaped casing one to see blurred or shadow of images. With astigmatism, the cornea is not a perfect sphere like a basketball, but is steeper in one direction and flatter in the other like a rugby ball. Astigmatism can occur alone but is most often combined with nearsightedness or farsightedness.

How is LASIK done?

Step1. An instrument known as a micro-keratome is used to make a thin flap of the cornea. The flap, which remains attached on one side (hinge), is then folded back.

Step2. Next, the Excimer laser ablates i.e. it removes the pre- determined amount of tissue to reshape the cornea with great accuracy and precision to correct the individual's refractive error. The cornea is made flatter to treat farsightedness and/or more spherical to treat astigmatism.

Step3: Finally, after the laser is done, the corneal flap is laid back in its original position and it binds spontaneously.

The entire procedure is painless, takes just a few minutes or less and is done under topical anaesthesia (only drops are put in the eye to numb the cornea). Visual recovery is rapid and there is little or no post-operative pain. Some eye drops are required to be put for couple of weeks.

How safe is LASIK procedure?

Millions of people across the world have used LASIK for their vision correction and have found that it gave them safe, accurate and stable results. Visual recovery is quick with little or no postoperative discomfort.

Is the procedure painful?

LASIK procedure is almost painless and is performed under topical drop anesthesia. You can walk in and walk out of the operation theatre in less than 15 minutes.

What are the restrictions following surgery?

You can return to your daily routine the very next day. Few eye drops have to be used for a couple of weeks to allow smooth healing. There are no dietary restrictions. Sun glasses should be worn outdoors. Avoid splashing water or rubbing your eyes for a few weeks. You can watch TV or work on the computer as and when you feel comfortable.

Do I need to wear glasses after my eyes have healed from the procedure?

No glasses are required for routine daily activities. People over the age of 40-45 years may need reading glasses as that is a normal ageing change called presbyopia.

Are you a candidate for LASIK?

All individuals above the age of 18 years can undergo this LASIK procedure , however a thorough check - up is necessary before patient selection. The following criteria are essential before one qualifies to be a suitable LASIK candidate:

  • Stable refraction (no change is number) for at least 6 months.
  • You should have cornea of adequate thickness. Eyes should be free of complications and diseases.
  • You should not be pregnant or nursing.
  • You should be in good general health.
Is LASIK affordable?

LASIK turns out to be a smarter and cost-effective treatment for your eyes. The annual expenditure of lenses/ spectacles along with lens solutions and visits to the eye doctor has been calculated to be far more expensive in the long run compared to a one time laser vision correction procedure.

Do I need to wear glasses after my eyes have healed from the procedure?

No glasses are required for routine daily activities. People over the age of 40-45 years may need reading glasses as that is a normal ageing change called presbyopia.

Whom should I choose for laser vision correction?

It is important that you choose a skilled, competent and experienced eye surgeon. Choose a centre which offers the latest technology and the greatest safety.

Check if you are eligible for Lasik?
  • You are over 18 years old and have stable refractive errors
  • You have reasonably good physical and mental condition
  • You have errors between +6 Diopters upto -8 Diopters (with or without cylindrical numbers)-Note ReLEx is offered only for -ve powers (myopia)
  • You have no systemic diseases like diabetes or arthritis
  • You have no other eye problems, like glaucoma or cataracts
  • You have a positive attitude in life
Complete guide to Lasik procedure
LASIK Eye Surgery Basics
  • LASIK Surgery is used to treat near sightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism
  • The cornea is reshaped, adjusting how the eye focuses LASIK is an out-patient procedure
  • LASIK procedures take about 15 minutes. However, you will be at the doctor's office for approximately 1to 2 hours
Step 1: LASIK Eye Surgery Procedure Preparation
  • Eye drops are applied to numb the eye
  • The LASIK surgeon may give you additional medication to help you relax
  • You will be seated in a comfortable, reclining surgical chair
  • The surgeon will gently prop your eyelids open using an instrument called a lid speculum
Step 2: Accessing the Cornea
  • A device will be used to stabilize the eye. It is normal to feel mild pressure
  • The surgeon creates a thin flap in the cornea, which can be temporarily folded away
  • It is normal for your vision to blur at this step
Step 3: Reshaping the Cornea using computer-controlled excimer laser
  • Using a computer-controlled excimer laser, pulses of light are directed at the eye to reshape of the cornea
  • You might experience light pressure with no pain
Step 4: Completion of Your LASIK Eye Surgery Procedure
  • Lastly the surgeon repositions the corneal flap. It will stay in place naturally and heal within hours
Step 5: LASIK Procedure for recovery
  • The surgeon will examine your eyes once again
  • You might experience discomforts like an itching sensation, slight burning or more than normal tear production
  • The vision improves within eight hours and then continues to improve over time. In some cases, it can take several months
  • Specific instructions are given for the healing & effective process of LASIK
LASIK Myths and Facts
LASIK Myths and Facts
Myth: The number comes back after 10 years, the effect wears off with time

Facts: Studies show LASIK results as stable for several years after LASIK. There is no evidence whatsoever that the results of LASIK reverse with time. In a tiny minority of individuals, there may be some change. However, in the vast majority, LASIK results remain stable over decades.

Myth: The procedure is very painful...

Facts: Patients are given anesthesia drops in the eye before the procedure. And they then don’t have much sensation during the procedure.

Myth: It can't correct Farsightedness (+ve numbers)

Facts: Modern lasers can easily treat hyperopia upto +6D, with excellent results and stability.

Myth: LASIK surgery be performed on the people above the age of 40

Facts:Yes LASIK can be performed on people above age of 40 but their could be possibility to use near vision glasses.

Myth: If you blink or move during the procedure, the surgery will go wrong

Facts: A speculum is placed in the eye during the procedure which prevents you away from blinking for those few minutes of the procedure. While the lasers are equipped with sophisticated eye trackers to take care of those fine eye movements and place the laser spots exactly where intended.

FAQS
FAQS
What is LASIK?

LASIK is a surgical procedure for correcting near sightedness (minus power or myopia), far sightedness (plus power or hyperopia) and cylindrical (astigmatic) refractive errors.

Nearsightedness (Myopia)

Nearsighted individuals typically have problem seeing well at a distance and can read fine print comfortably. The near sighted eye is usually longer than a normal eye and the cornea may also be steeper. As a result, when light passes through the cornea and the lens, it is focused in front of the retina making distant images appear blurred.

Farsightedness (Hyperopia)

Farsighted individuals have shorter than normal eyes and have problems seeing up-close before the age of 40. The light of distant objects focuses behind the retina and these images appear blurred.

Astigmatism (cylinder)

Astigmatism is a common vision condition where the corneal surface is not evenly shaped casing one to see blurred or shadow of images. With astigmatism, the cornea is not a perfect sphere like a basketball, but is steeper in one direction and flatter in the other like a rugby ball. Astigmatism can occur alone but is most often combined with nearsightedness or farsightedness.

How is LASIK done?

Step1. An instrument known as a micro-keratome is used to make a thin flap of the cornea. The flap, which remains attached on one side (hinge), is then folded back.

Step2. Next, the Excimer laser ablates i.e. it removes the pre- determined amount of tissue to reshape the cornea with great accuracy and precision to correct the individual's refractive error. The cornea is made flatter to treat farsightedness and/or more spherical to treat astigmatism.

Step3: Finally, after the laser is done, the corneal flap is laid back in its original position and it binds spontaneously.

The entire procedure is painless, takes just a few minutes or less and is done under topical anaesthesia (only drops are put in the eye to numb the cornea). Visual recovery is rapid and there is little or no post-operative pain. Some eye drops are required to be put for couple of weeks.

How safe is LASIK procedure?

Millions of people across the world have used LASIK for their vision correction and have found that it gave them safe, accurate and stable results. Visual recovery is quick with little or no postoperative discomfort.

Is the procedure painful?

LASIK procedure is almost painless and is performed under topical drop anesthesia. You can walk in and walk out of the operation theatre in less than 15 minutes.

What are the restrictions following surgery?

You can return to your daily routine the very next day. Few eye drops have to be used for a couple of weeks to allow smooth healing. There are no dietary restrictions. Sun glasses should be worn outdoors. Avoid splashing water or rubbing your eyes for a few weeks. You can watch TV or work on the computer as and when you feel comfortable.

Do I need to wear glasses after my eyes have healed from the procedure?

No glasses are required for routine daily activities. People over the age of 40-45 years may need reading glasses as that is a normal ageing change called presbyopia.

Are you a candidate for LASIK?

All individuals above the age of 18 years can undergo this LASIK procedure , however a thorough check - up is necessary before patient selection. The following criteria are essential before one qualifies to be a suitable LASIK candidate:

  • Stable refraction (no change is number) for at least 6 months.
  • You should have cornea of adequate thickness. Eyes should be free of complications and diseases.
  • You should not be pregnant or nursing.
  • You should be in good general health.
Is LASIK affordable?

LASIK turns out to be a smarter and cost-effective treatment for your eyes. The annual expenditure of lenses/ spectacles along with lens solutions and visits to the eye doctor has been calculated to be far more expensive in the long run compared to a one time laser vision correction procedure.

Do I need to wear glasses after my eyes have healed from the procedure?

No glasses are required for routine daily activities. People over the age of 40-45 years may need reading glasses as that is a normal ageing change called presbyopia.

Whom should I choose for laser vision correction?

It is important that you choose a skilled, competent and experienced eye surgeon. Choose a centre which offers the latest technology and the greatest safety.

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