Lasik is a revolutionary eye treatment the highlight of which is that by a safe & short procedure (just 10 minutes) one can get rid of spectacles or contact lenses. This treatment is carried out with the help of a hi-tech computer controlled Excimer laser which remodels the shape of the cornea with a great degree of precision & helps in correcting refractive errors.
LASIK stands for LASER Assisted In Situ Keratomielusis. LASIK Laser vision correction is performed using the EXCIMER laser, a computer controlled "cool" ultraviolet beam of light. The laser is a state of the art shaping device that sculpts the cornea into a shape that allows light to focus more directly on the retina, which eliminates or reduces the refractive errors of the eye.
|How Is The Treatment Done?|
LASIK surgery is a Three Step Technique.
Step 1: A thin flap of the cornea is made using an automated device called Microkeratome.
Step 2: The flap is lifted and exposed area is resurfaced using the laser beam.
Step 3: The flap is replaced back carefully where it “sticks” to the reshaped corneal bed.
|What Is The Anesthesia Used?|
|Topical anaesthetic eye drops are used. They make the eye pain free for 15 to 20 minutes. The treatment time being 5 to 7 minutes per eye, the drops give sufficient anaesthesia effect for a pain free treatment. Although some patients may experience some stretching sensation during the procedure, but overall the procedure is quite easily tolerable.|
|FAQ On LASIK|
|Do I have to undergo any tests prior to Excimer laser treatment?|
|Yes. Preoperative corneal evaluation for measuring the thickness of your cornea, and topographically mapping the exact contour will be done. Retina evaluation would have to be carried out to look for any thinning or degenerative changes. This will be done in the set-up itself with prior appointment.|
|Is it painful ?|
|During the Laser treatment, there is no pain at all. However you may experience some mild ocular discomfort and watering during the first 24 hours after surgery. It will gradually resolve by second or third day. Painkillers and sedatives may be prescribed to ease the pain and discomfort.|
|Will my number become zero/ Is there a possibility of my number coming back?|
|The aim of the Laser treatment is to remove dependence on spectacles or contact lenses or in many cases eliminate them altogether. Number becoming zero depends upon the thickness of your cornea. In most of the cases the number is completely eliminated.|
|How long does it take to recover ?|
|The surface of the cornea takes 2-3 days to heal and vision will improve thereafter. Stability in vision is achieved in l-3 months.|
|When can I have my other eye done ?|
|The second eye can be done immediately after the first eye. Same sitting/after 3 days.|
|Who is eligible ?|
|What about my night vision?|
|The key to LASIK is weeding out the small percentage of people who are simply not good candidates. There are four criteria that - if all present - will almost always predict who would probably be a rare exception and have night vision difficulty:
|How safe is it?|
|Extremely safe. Besides this the other advantage is reliability. Patients with risk can be caught well ahead of treatment, during the pre-evaluation phase. As like with any other surgery, infection is the only risk (somewhat depends on your hygiene, no smoking, and ability to follow instructions as well).|
What is the post-operative recovery schedule?
|Does LASIK cause side effect to other parts of the body?|
|No. its effect is restricted to the eye alone. There are no documented cases or effects of LASIK on your body.|
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