LASIK & Refractive Surgery
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Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, more popularly known by the name of LASIK, is a procedure that corrects vision problems and eliminates the necessity of spectacles or corrective lenses.
This refractive surgery reshapes the clear round dome at the front of the eye (cornea) and bends the rays of light to focus on the retina instead of someplace else. The end result is a sharper and clearer vision.
LASIK surgery corrects the following refractive errors:
Nearsightedness (Myopia): A condition where you are able to see the nearby objects clearly but not far away things. Both these cases consequent the light rays to focus on retina’s front rather than on it, blurring faraway vision.
Farsightedness (Hyperopia): A condition where you are able to see the distant objects clearly, but not the nearby things.
Astigmatism: Persistent blurred state of near and far away vision due to corneal uneven curves or flatness.
Aastha Eye Centre takes immense pride in introducing State of the Art Lasik Technology for removal of glasses. This is done through precise treatment with best of both scanning beam and multispot treatment with regular Lasik, customised Lasik, wavefront Lasik and latest profile Lasik
It delivers benefits of Iris Registration (IR), ensuring that the right eye gets the laser treatment through this non-contact method of aligning the cornea and providing greater alignment accuracy.
It helps in saving tissue by optimizing treatment time and minimizing thermal effects on the cornea.
It minimizes treatment time of Laser procedure
Pupil dilation is not required
World’s most advanced Eye Tracker to compensate the patients eye movement and offer highest treatment accuracy. This Eye Tracker actively follows the tiniest motion of the eye in all dimensions thus enhancing safety and accuracy.
Aastha Eye Centre has been providing the most advanced LASIK treatment options for the correction of all these refractive errors for many years now.
Understanding the evolution of LASIK
LASIK has been making waves in the medical world for almost 25 years. Earliest days witnessed the oncoming of Refractive Keratectomy (RK) in which manual cuts were performed on the eye to alter the shape of the cornea.
Types of LASIK Eye Surgery
Different type of LASIK treatment is chosen by different patients according to their suitability and eligibility for the procedure. All these solutions stand to be safe and reliable.
PRK/Surface Ablation: The Excimer laser procedure is used and a bandage contact lens is placed. The healing process involves slight pain in the early phase and causes a slight delay in visual recovery. However, because of its numerous advantages, it is still a preferred technique for the patients who are deemed unfit for LASIK flap creation.
C-lasik/Blade LASIK: The LASIK procedure uses an extremely fine blade named ‘MicroKeratome’ to cut the corneal flap and then employs Excimer laser for corneal shape correction.
Customised Lasik Laser Surgery
Customised Lasik Laser Surgery involves a personal and unique laser vision correction technique that is designed for each eye individually. Aastha Eye Centre, performs customized Lasik Laser Surgery, where Wavefront imaging technology is used to create detailed three-dimensional maps of each of the patient’s eyes. Many optical distortions that cannot be corrected using prescription glasses can now be corrected with this Wavefront technique, resulting in Clearer & Sharper Vision.
Advanced Customised Laser Technology uses wavefront-guided technology to measure unique imperfections in the eye. The technology then creates a treatment plan for the eye and transmits to the laser. The information is used to fine-tune the procedure thereby providing a new level of precision and accuracy.
Benefits of Advanced Customised Technology
The Customised LASIK offers maximum comfort during the procedure, fast visual recovery, a better visual outcome and the best possible results compared to any other technology for LASIK.
Customised Lasik Laser Technology combined with the best expertise of Aastha Eye Centre in Refractive Vision correction offers to the patients the highest quality laser vision care at a reasonable cost.
Aastha Eye Centre offers true Customization in Lasik Surgery using WaveScan WaveFront System with the highest level of measurement accuracy in optimizing the patient’s vision.
The WaveScan System calculates an accurate, objective measurement of the patient’s entire optical system, including both higher- and lower-order aberrations. The measurements are 25 times more precise than standard measurements for glasses or contact lenses
It has the proprietary Fourier algorithm that provides an innovative & most advanced treatment plan.
The WaveScan WaveFront System saves time during the pre-operative evaluation
A wavefront-guided treatment represents a higher level of customization compared to a wavefront-optimized LASIK treatment, which is only based on the eye’s refraction and K-readings. Such treatments are often called “standard,” “classic” and “traditional” LASIK.
NIDEK CXIII EC-5000 Excimer Laser and the WaveScan WaveFront System are approved by the FDA (U.S.A) for the broadest range of custom wavefront-guided and topo-guided laser vision correction procedures.
Where LASIK – PRK cannot be done other procedures like i-Lasik or Smile can be adopted
Q1. Is LASIK surgery painful?
The LASIK procedure is almost painless and is performed with topical drop anaesthesia. Patients can walk in and out of the operation theatre in less than 15 minutes.
Q2. Can you blink during LASIK?
A speculum is placed on the eye that prevents a person from blinking during the procedure.
Q3. Can I watch TV/use the mobile phone after LASIK surgery?
Though watching TV will not harm the eyes, you will have difficulty for a few days as your eyes heal.
Q4. How long do I wear sunglasses after LASIK?
For about 3 days indoors and 3 weeks outdoors.
Q5. How long after LASIK will the blurry vision go away?
Most of the blurriness goes away by about the next day, though the clarity gradually increases over a couple of weeks.
Q6. How many days of rest is required after LASIK surgery?
No bed rest is required after the LASIK surgery.
Q7. How long after LASIK will my vision stabilize?
Usually, the vision continues to stabilize for until about a month.
Q8. When can I rub eyes after LASIK?
You should avoid rubbing the eye after LASIK surgery for a couple of weeks.
Q9. Can I shower after LASIK surgery?
You should take a below-the-neck bath for a few days after the surgery.
Q10. Can you drive after LASIK surgery?
Should be avoided until the eyes heal.
Q11. Can you see immediately after LASIK?
Yes, but your vision might be slightly blurred.
Q12. How long should you sleep after LASIK?
You can follow your normal sleep/wake pattern after LASIK Surgery.
Q13. Can laser eye surgery go wrong?
If the laser removes too little/too much tissue from your eye, you won't get the clear vision results you were hoping for. This can be corrected by a repeat procedure after the eye heals completely.
Q14. Can LASIK make you go blind?
No reported cases of blindness caused by LASIK exist. Nevertheless, when the correct aftercare protocol is not observed, the resulting complications (especially infections) can cause blindness. This is extremely rare but has happened. LASIK surgery itself does not cause blindness, and most cases of LASIK complications are avoidable by following aftercare procedures set forth by the surgeon.