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Lasik Surgery

Lasik Surgery

What is LASIK?

LASIK is currently the best method of correction of refractive errors. It is accurate, effective and safe. In LASIK, a very thin (110 to 160 micron) layer of cornea the " the transparent part of the eye" is raised using computer controlled ultra precision microkeratome The Cornea is then reshaped into a predetermined curvature using the state of art and extremely precise Custom Vis laser. This leads to the correction of myopia, Hypermetropia, and astigmatism. The procedure is short and, simple and being computer controlled is highly accurate.


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Who can undergo LASIK?

It is extremely important to determine who is a suitable candidate for LASIK surgery. The Important criteria are..

  • Refractive error:
  • Myopia between -1 to -10 diopter.
  • Hyper metropia up to 6 diopter.
  • Astigmatism of up to 6 diopters.
  • Minimum Age 18 to 21 years.
  • Refraction should have been stable for last 1 Years

How is LASIK done?

LASIK is performed under eye drops anesthesia only, so no injection is required. The steps are as follows

  • The automated Microkeratome separates the superficial layer of the cornea and the corneal flap is folded back.
  • Custom Vis crystal Laser resurfaces the cornea to a desired curvature. What Makes the laser so well- suited for corneal resurfacing is it's ability to remove tissue with accuracy of upto 0.25 micron with each pulse.
  • The corneal flap is then repositioned and allowed to dry for a few minutes. Th flap self seals without the need of any stitches.
  • Only protective glasses are to be used, no bandages are required.
  • The patient is instructed to report back the next day.- no admission is required.

  • What precautions should be taken after Lasik ?

  • Swimming and splashing of water on the eyes is to be avoided for a month.
  • Rubbing of eyes is to be avoided for a month.
  • Sun glasses are to be used to avoid bright sun ,dust ,wind and air pollution for a week.
  • Excessive viewing of TV or Work on computers is to be avoided for a week.
  • Medicines are to be used regularly as advised.
  • The eye surgeon is to be consulted in case of any eye problem.

  • What results can I expect?

    Results are generally very satisfactory and it has been reported that in carefully selected cases more than 95% achieve visual acuity of 6/12 or better i.e., 6/12 6/9 6/6 6/5).


    What is Wave - front Guided or custom LASIK?

    Standard Lasik involves assessment of only refractive Error (Sphere and Cylinder) and correction of the same The human eye may have some finer degree of optical imperfections called higher order aberrations. Wave- Front guided or Custom LASIK measures higher order aberrations present in the optical system of the eye and attempts to correct it. All this translates into better contrast and night vision.

    i vision aims to provide you with wholesome eye care. We provide treatment for cataract, glaucoma, retinal diseases and pediatric eye diseases. We also provides facilities for master eye health check up to diagnose eye diseases at an early stage. The whole focus is to give comprehensive and quality eye care for the patient in a pleasing environment.

    • Highly qualified and experienced doctors.
    • VISX STAR S4 IR Excimer Lasik Laser System.
    • Fully US FDA approved cusom Lasik treatment.
    • Well trained Para Medical staff.
    • Well equipped Outpatient department.
    • Day care facility.
    • Warm and homely environment.