LASIK is a quick and effective procedure to reduce one’s dependence on glasses or contacts by correcting the refractive errors of the eye. The procedure involves creating a thin flap of Cornea, the top layer of the eyes, using either a fine blade or a laser followed by, an Excimer Laser gently reshaping the underlying layers to enhance the visual acuity.
It is one of the safest and most commonly performed procedures across the world with over 30 million eyes allowed to break free from the bonds of corrective eyeglasses.
Am I an Ideal Candidate?
An ideal candidate for LASIK would be one who is:
- Above 18 years of age
- Has stable cylindrical or spherical powers
- Has healthy Retina
- Has a strong motivation to get rid of glasses/ contact lenses
Pre LASIK Evaluation
Before recommending the surgery, a pre-LASIK evaluation is conducted to check for the eye’s eligibility to undergo the procedure so as to maximize the post-LASIK results.
Latest LASIK Procedures
- Blade free (Femto) LASIK
The benchmark procedure for LASIK is the Blade-Free Femto LASIK. This procedure offers safety and precision by creating an ideal flap using the Femtosecond laser instead of the microkeratome blades used for traditional LASIK. This is the only LASIK procedure approved by NASA and the American army that is clinically proven to enable the better vision for their workforce. Customized Femtolasik a newer version of Bladefree Lasik goes a step ahead by delivering the best possible vision achievable by any laser procedure.
- Advanced Surface Ablation
Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA) is a laser procedure that effectively corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism in most patients through a minimally invasive approach, free of microkeratome blades. Ideal for patients who are not suitable candidates for LASIK but are motivated to get free of their spectacles. Many patients are eligible for this procedure and can achieve clearer vision with reduced dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
I am not eligible for LASIK- What now?
There are still numerous advanced options available, including:
- Phakic IOL/ Implants
People with high refractive errors beyond – 10 and + 4 are advised to opt for Implantable Contact Lens (ICL). A special thin lens is implanted over the natural lens of the eye to allow excellent vision unhindered by glasses. Power upto -20 may be treated by this procedure.
- LASIK/ PRK EXTRA
It is a new procedure used for persons with an unhealthy cornea, unfit for traditional laser procedures. Here the surgeon combines laser Surface Ablation with Cornea Cross-Linking to correct the refractive error & strengthen the cornea as well.
RANGE OF REFRACTIVE ERRORS
Certainly, Femto LASIK is designed to correct the refractive errors till +7 & -14 in most patients. The LASIK procedures are said to be among the safest and most frequently performed a surgical procedure on the human body with over 30 million eyes treated worldwide.
- Pioneers of LASIK in North India
- Internationally trained LASIK surgeons
- Advanced LASIK pre-evaluation machines
- Specialized Retina Clinic for comprehensive screening
- Continuous LASIK technology upgradation
- LASIK training center for surgeons from across the world
- Satisfaction rates as high as 99.9%
- Over 25,000 satisfied LASIK patients