Lasik is a very popular treatment available for the past two decades. Millions and millions of people had benefited and regained glass free vision. Lasik or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis reshapes the cornea by using excimer laser beam thereby offers glass free vision. Lasik treatment can correct a wide range of optical aberrations like nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and Higher Order Aberrations (small tiny aberrations in the cornea). It is simple, painless and outpatient procedure.
Lasik procedure consists of two steps. First making a thin hinged flap on the cornea, after lifting the flap Lasik procedure is performed on the bed of the flap. The corneal flap is repositioned after the completion of treatment. It takes 10-15 minutes for the both the eyes. The most widely performed type of refractive surgery is LASIK Surgery, where a laser is used to reshape the cornea.
The ideal candidate is over 18 years of age with healthy eyes and stable vision. Patients with contact lens should remove the lens before check up.(Soft Lens one week, Semi soft Lens two weeks and hard Lens four weeks).
To ensure fitness for laser surgery the following basic investigations are to be performed:
|ReLex SMILE||Most Advanced Laser refractive error Correction for short sight, Long sight and cylindrical Power – Bladeless, Flapless, Painless, Beyond LASIK|
|Standard Lasik||To correct refractive errors like short sight, Long sight and cylindrical Power.|
|Zyoptix Lasik||Refractive errors and Higher Order Aberrations by ocular wave front based correction. Glare and Halos negligible and night driving will be comfortable|
|Zyoptix Ultimate||This latest unique procedure treats Lower Order Aberrations, Higher Order Aberrations and Post Lasik Aberrations.|
|Epilasik||Best laser vision correction from thin corneas and high myopia. Refractive error up to 20 D can be corrected.|
|Custom EpiLasik / Epizyoptix||EpiLasik along with higher order aberration correction by ocular wave front based treatment.|
|Corneal Custom Lasik Topo Linked||Patients with high astigmatism ,Post Lasik / EpiLasik decentered ablation and Post Keratoplasty irregular astigmatism can be treated.|
Lasik surgery is very safe procedure and complications are rare. However certain precautions are required. Lasik patients can go home immediately after the procedure and regains vision after few hours. Patients can resume normal work after 24 hrs.
Eye drops should be applied as per the doctors instruction. Follow up as per the doctors advise.
Lotus Eye Hospital & Institute is the first eye hospital to introduce Multiscan Lasik in 1998. Lotus was the first eye hospital to introduce EpiLasik technology for the first time in South East Asia. Now Lotus has introduced the World’s latest laser technology Zyoptix -217P in 2011. Lotus always updates new technologies as and when introduced. Lotus has performed over 35,000 Lasik procedures in addition to Epilasik, Intralase Epilasik, Zyoptix Ultimate, Intralase Zyoptix Ultimate, Zyoptix Supracor, etc., Lotus also received Best Performer Award from M/s.Bausch & Lomb for performing highest no. of Lasik procedures in India in 2006.
Lasik stands for Laser assisted in-situ Keratomileusis and is done for short sightedness, long sightedness and cylindrical power.
LASIK does not hurt during or immediately after the procedure. Before your LASIK eye surgery begins, numbing eye drops are used to alleviate any pain or discomfort to the eye during the procedure
LASIK Recovery Time 2-3 Months after LASIK. It is common for the eyes to continue to heal for at least 3 months after LASIK, which means your vision will also continue to improve. In patients with more severe prescriptions, their eyes can continue to heal for up to 6 months.
There are two main parts to LASIK eye surgery: creating the flap and reshaping the cornea. To create the flap, doctor will use a suction device. After the surgery there will be discomfort for about 10-12 hours. The discomfort is due to the healing process. Similar to how a scab itches when its healing and how a cough develops when youre clearing out a head cold, theres some irritation during the very first few hours of healing. This irritation goes away as the eyes heal.
The ideal candidate is over 18 years of age with healthy eyes and stable vision. LASIK treatment can correct a wide range of near-sightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.