Lasik stands for "LASER-IN-SITU Keratomileusis" where in a Microkeratome or the laser beam ( Intralase) creates a hinged corneal flap and llaser beam then gently reshape the corneal bed and the flap is put back in position, which is a absolutely painless procedure.
Lasik is an outpatient laser surgical procedure used to correct myopia (near sight), Hyperopia ( far sight ) and Astigmatism.
For many years the only way people could correct their vision was to wear spectacles . Over the last forty years, contact lenses have become increasingly popular as their design and availability has improved. Lasik has rapidly gained acceptance as a realistic alternative and enabled millions world wide to enjoy a new found freedom living lives without the inconvenience of glasses or contact lenses.
The integrated approach that Zyoptix 100 brings to Lasik has helped eye surgeons achieve a much higher standard of visual accuracy, precision and safety in lasik treatments. Many leading eye centers in the world adopt Zyop[tix integrated system. In Just over two years, over 100,000 Lasik procedures have been performed with Zyoptix.
Any person above age of 18 years is a good candidate for lasik surgery . The glass / contact lense power should have been stable for the last 12 months.
The procedure itself takes only few minutes. You may have to spend a total 2-3 hours in the hospital.
You should be able to get back to work in 3-4 days . Both the eyes can be done on the same day.
In the rare event of an under correction or regression you may have to undergo a repeat procedure, at no extra cost. This depends on your corneal thickness and other factors which you surgeon decides.
The lasik procedure itself is completely painless i.e. no injection. It is done using eye drops only. After the procedure you may have a mild discomfort in the form of a foreign body and watering sensation for few hours.
The chances of having vision reducing complications are less that 1%. There have been no reported cases of blindness from lasik so far. Some peoplemay experience fluctuation in vision, glare and haloes at night which usually reduces with time.
Patient over the age of 40 will require reading glasses. There are some rare complication ( 0.5%) like corneal ectasia, flap problem ect. “ Over 1 million lasik procedure have been performed worldwide over in the last 10 years.
An anaesthetic drop will be put in your eye and the area around your eye will be cleaned. During the procedure your vision will dim and you may experience some discomfort. To keep your eye fixed you will be asked to state at a light. Once the eye is fixed the doctor will start the laser. A computer controls the amount of laser delivered to your eyes.
So... If you have been waiting for a safe alternative to set you free from your spectacles and contact lenses, then Lasik may be you’re answer.
For more information drop in for a discussion with your surgeon. Our aim is to help you come to an informed decision.