LASIK is the most commonly used procedure worldwide for getting rid of spectacles. It has been around for more than 25 years DR. RAHUL NAVALKAR has specialized in LASIK and has performed more than 1000 procedures.
Pre LASIK safety evaluation is the key for success after LASIK for which we carry out a detailed examination for determining the suitability of a patient for LASIK.
A detailed counseling procedure follows with patient and concerned family members before an informed choice is made by the patient.
Lasik stands for laser in situ keratomileusis. It is a form of laser surgery that is capable of correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The procedure uses a Computer controlled Excimer Laser to reshape the cornea to correct the vision. The laser reshaping is done under a protective flap of tissue to promote a very rapid recovery of vision and minimize discomfort.
- Be above 18 years of age
- Have stable refraction for 6 months
LASIK can correct :
- Myopia from -1.00 to -12.00D
- Hypermetropia from +1.00 to +6.00D
- Astigmatism from -1.00 to -6.00D, +1.00 to +6.00D
The LASIK procedure takes about 10 minutes per eye.
No! Anaesthetic drops usually allow the operation to be performed without pain.
The usual restrictions after surgery are that a protective shield should be worn to bed for the first week. Swimming is not advisable for one week after surgery, although bathing and showering is fine. No eye make up should be applied for 7 days. All other activities may be resumed on the first day following surgery.
Yes! Most patients choose this option as it is far more convenient.
This will depend on a number of factors, including the refractive error, the visual needs, and even your personality. It is important to understand that LASIK does not eliminate the need for reading glasses as one grows older.
The patient's vision will fluctuate during the few days following surgery. The patient may notice some glare around lights at night. There may be a feeling of dryness in the eyes. Rarely a patient may have persistence of one or more of these effects. These effects are usually more during the first two weeks after surgery and then slowly disappear.
Like any surgical procedure, LASIK carries some risk of complications, although they are not vision threatening.
Usually after 1 week of the surgery.