|LASIK is the most commonly performed refractive surgery procedure. A wide range of myopia, Hyperobia, and astigmatism can be corrected by the LASIK procedure. It is a delicate surgical procedure that allows for a very predictable healing response. Why is it so popular? LASIK has advantages over other procedures, including a relative lack of pain afterward and the fact that good vision is usually achieved almost immediately, or at least by the very next day.
How it works
Step 1: An instrument called a Microkeratome is used in LASIK eye surgery to create a thin, circular flap in the cornea. The surgeon folds the flap back out of the way.
Step 2: some corneal tissue is then removed from underneath the corneal flap using an Excimer laser. The laser uses a cool ultraviolet light beam to precisely remove (“ablate”) very tiny bits of tissue from the cornea to reshape it. When the cornea is reshaped in the right way, it works better to focus light into the eye and onto the retina, providing clearer vision than before.
Step 3: The flap is then laid back in place, covering the area where the corneal tissue was removed. This corneal reshaping only takes few minutes and is almost painless.
Both nearsighted and farsighted people can benefit from the LASIK procedure. With nearsighted people, the goal is to flatten the too-steep cornea; with farsighted people, a steeper cornea is desired. Also, Excimer lasers can correct astigmatism, by smoothing an irregular cornea into a more normal shape.
Your eyes are even more individual than your fingerprints. So we can’t establish whether Lasik is right for you without a thorough eye assessment. But you can be eligible if you are:
Over a quarter of the people seen at consultation are advised that laser eye treatment is not their best option. To determine the right solution for you, our specialist clinical team will carry out a number of measurements and eye tests, most of which will be familiar to you. If you turn out to ineligible for Lasik, don’t worry, we have all possible alternatives for your case.
Before the Procedure
Contact lenses must be removed from the operative eye prior to the day of your procedure as follows:
The Day of the procedure
During the procedure
After the procedure
Few Do’s & Don’ts
Lasik has helped millions around the world to reduce their dependence on glasses and contact lenses. Lasik success rates are around 98% of all our patients as they achieve driving standard of vision, or better, without their glasses or contact lenses.
Though extremely rare, as in any medical procedure, there may be some side effects associated with Excimer laser treatment but they can fade away be time or treated
Irritation: It is not unusual to feel as if there is an eyelash in your eye. You will be given medication to take if you experience any discomfort.
Reading Vision: You may be slightly farsighted immediately following your LASIK procedure. This will temporarily affect your reading vision, especially if you are over 40.
Infection: There is a very slight risk of infection during the first one to two weeks after your procedure. As part of your treatment, you will receive antibiotic drops before and after your session. To minimize the risk of infection, we recommend that you avoid activities such as gardening or swimming for the first week.
Overcorrection: You may experience some overcorrection during the healing process. Again, this is a normal part of your eye’s healing. You’ll find that your vision will stabilize within one to four weeks, depending on your initial level of refractive error. In rare cases, the overcorrection may persist. After a three to four months period, an enhancement procedure can be performed to remedy this problem at no charge to you.
Regression: vision mostly remains stable. Some individuals may experience a degree of regression or undercorrection, although this is usually minimal. It can be corrected with an additional procedure. The overwhelming majority of individuals require only one procedure.