What is LASIK ?

LASIK stands for laser-in situ keratomileusis, a popular surgery used to correct vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism by reshaping the cornea using a laser beam .

Why LASIK at Rushabh Eye Hospital & Laser Centre ?

Our success is built upon giving our patients the very best outcome that can possibly be achieved through laser correction. We attribute our Laser technology and the expertise of our LASIK Specialists to give you an individualized laser correction based on your eye needs. This has enabled us to give our patients sharper, better and clearer vision than what they experience with glasses and contact lenses. We maintain the highest standards of safety and patient care. The percentage of our patients achieving 6/6 or 20/20 vision is 97.5%.

How does it work ?

Lasik surgeon uses a mechanical surgical tool called a microkeratome to create a thin, circular flap in the cornea.

The surgeon then folds back the hinged flap to access the underlying cornea and removes some corneal tissue using an excimer laser.

This highly specialized laser uses a cool ultraviolet light beam to remove microscopic amounts of tissue from the cornea to reshape it so it more accurately focuses light on the retina for improved vision.

After the laser reshapes the cornea, the flap is then laid back in place, covering the area where the corneal tissue was removed. Then the cornea is allowed to heal naturally.

Laser eye surgery requires only topical anesthetic drops, and no bandages or stitches are required.

Step 1: The cornea before it is cut

Step 2: The surgeon creates a corneal flap, which is a thin slice of the cornea. It is cut and flopped open like the cover of a book. There are two methods of cutting the flap: Using microkeratome, which involves a blade, and femtosecond lasers, which are bladeless.

Step 3: Once the flap has been cut and opened, an excimer laser is used to remove tissue from the centre of the cornea to reshare it, correcting the refractive error.

Step 4: After correcting the cornea, the flap is replaced – like closing the cover of a book – and allowed to heal naturally without stitches.

What are the types of LASIK treatments available?

There are two kinds of treatments that we offer at Rushabh Eye Hospital & Laser Centre ,

Conventional/Standard LASIK

This corrects your refractive error based on the data that is entered into the machine. It gives very good results in patients with lower order aberrations .

Custom/Wavefront LASIK

Wavefront Lasik surgery aims to achieve better vision than standard laser treatment or glasses and contact lenses. This gives the patient the benefit of having Super Vision, or vision beyond boundaries. It is customized to suit the individual’s eye.

Custom LASIK or Custom Wavefront LASIK, treatment replaces ‘the one treatment fits all’ with a procedure that is tailored to the individual eye. While standard laser eye treatment (without Wavefront guidance) gives very high-quality results for the majority of patients, many peoples ‘eyes are not standard’. Their eyes might require a specially tailored treatment.

Nature has designed the eye like an Optical System, similar to something like a telescope. When you see some object, light rays from that object pass through different layers of the eye and then create an image of that object. When light passes through different layers the rays are subject to being distorted by the imperfections found in the cornea and the lens.
The distortions that are created are referred to as “aberrations.” The vast majority – 80% or more of these aberrations create common refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, which can be treated glasses and contact lenses, or by Standard Laser Correction. The remaining 20% of optical aberrations are known as “higher order aberrations”. These are not corrected by Conventional or Standard Lasik treatment. Higher-order aberrations, cause the visual glare and halos that cause night vision problems and affect the quality of vision. It is seen in everyday life as glare experienced during night driving, surrounding car headlights, streetlights etc.

To achieve a customized corneal shaping, the higher order aberrations are measured using a Wavefront analysis system called an Aberrometer. The Aberrometer System lets the surgeon see refractive aberrations in clear and accurate, rotating 3-D images. These cannot be seen by regular or standard testing. This information is then transferred to the laser system, thus achieving Customized Treatment designed to suit your eye.

ADVANTAGE OF CUSTOM LASIK SURGERY

Wavefront or Custom Lasik gives a big advantage to those with large pupils and poor night time vision. The optical performance of the eye is measured at each and every place on the cornea, including the part which is used when the pupil is large. Laser treatment is then programmed to each tiny part of the corneal surface so that every area of the cornea gets the best correction. Contrast sensitivity in low lighting levels is increased and the risk of developing night time halos and glare is greatly decreased.

Who can get LASIK done ?

Anyone who desires the surgery, who is above 18 years of age, with a stabe refractive error for a year, and deemed fit by the doctor after performing certain scans can get LASIK done .

Why LASIK ?

Common reasons why people opt for LASIK are contact lens intolerance, cosmetic purposes, social reasons, lifestyle activities that are limited by the use of glasses or contact lenses such as swimming, sports etc., those aspiring to join the Navy or become Pilots. Patients who wear thick glasses for high refractive errors experience image distortions due to the spectacle. This can be overcome by LASIK .

Frequently asked questions

Does LASIK hurt ?

Laser eye surgery treatment is virtually painless. However, you may experience some mild to moderate discomfort and watering of the eyes for a few hours after a LASIK treatment. It is usually performed under eye drop anesthesia. These eye drops numb your eye for about 10 minutes during which the procedure is usually completed.

Can both eyes be corrected at the same time?

Yes, both eyes are treated at the same time since it is a very safe procedure.

How fast is the recovery after the treatment?

With the advanced technology used at Rushabh Eye Hospital, visual recovery after treatment is rapid. Most people achieve good vision the day after surgery and find that their eyes feel fairly normal 24 hours later. You will be able to resume your routine activities like driving, watching T.V, Reading and working on the computer within 2 days. However, your sight will improve even further, and the very best vision could take two weeks to achieve.

Do the result from laser treatment lasts?

Most of the eye growth takes place upto the age of 18 years. After this the eye number tends to stabilize and not change. LASIK should be done after the stability of the glass number has occurred for at least 1 year. However, you will start requiring reading glasses as you approach 40 years of age which is normal. During your consultation we will give you can an idea of the procedure and the level of vision you can expect.

Does laser Technology play an important role in how well the number is corrected?

Laser technology used plays an extremely important role in the Laser Vision Correction. By choosing your laser technology and choosing a reputed LASIK team, you will ensure that you get the results of better, sharper and safe natural vision. At Rushabh Eye Hospital & Laser Centre , be assured that you will get the Doctor’s personal attention and we will cater to all your queries.

What do I need to do, if anything before the initial consultation?

Once you have booked a time for a consultation on 91-22-25288623 / 25282232 or through the website or email info@rushabheyehsopital.com you will be asked a number of simple questions that will help us to prepare for your consultation.

We would ask that you stop wearing soft contact lenses 3-4 days prior to your LASIK check up as they may affect the readings we obtain relating to your eyes. If you wear semi soft lenses you will need to stop wearing the lenses for 3 weeks. Your check up will take about 45 minutes during which you will be obtaining information about the procedure. After the check up the LASIK specialists will give you in-depth knowledge about what you can expect and achieve as.

Should I opt for Standard/Convention Lasik or Wavefront Lasik?

Standard or Conventional Lasik is good if you are fine with the vision that you experience with your glasses and lenses. But if you wish to opt for better quality, sharper vision and a more advanced laser technology then you must consider the option of Wavefront Custom Lasik. This is the recommended form of Lasik by NASA for their astronauts on the VISX STAR 4 IR. The difference to the pricing is marginal, but the visual results after Wavefront Lasik are highly superior. The reason we have opted to keep Wavefront Lasik priced economically at Rushabh Eye Hospital & Laser Centre , is to enable more people to opt for this advanced form of treatment.

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