What is Lasik ?
Laser in – situ keratomileusis is the latest FDA approved technology and technique being used all over the world to correct refractive errors of the eye.LASIK can make the dream of a clear natural vision a reality!
How are the Patients selected for LASIK ?
The patient should be 18 years of age
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Pachymetry to determine the thickness of cornea
Topography to study the surface curvature.
Your LASIK surgeon decides the suitability of the eye for LASIK after the above tests.
Is the procedure painful?
LASIK is a quick and painless surgical procedure performed using “eyedrop” anaesthesia.Both eyes can be treated at the same time. It takes only a few minutes to treat both eyes.
What is the objective of LASIK ? What to expect of lasik?
The objective of Lasik is to eliminate your dependenceon corrective eyewear like Glasses & Contact Lens,with the resultant lifetime advantage .A thorough counselling will help you understand how you are likely to benefit from LASIK.
How soon will i be back to normal ?
Vision is restored almost immediately.Crystal clear is noterd within 24 hrs.Ideally a person canresume work within 48 hours of undergoing LASIK.
what are the side effects and risk of undergoing LASIK ?
LASIK is a safe procedur, provided it is done after a thorough screening at a reputed center, using the latest equipment under the supervision of the expert surgeon.
What precautions are required to be taken after LASIK?
Rubbing of the eyes are prohibited for a few weeks after Lasik.If accidently rubbed in the first few days ,it is advisable to speak to the doctor.
What is the IntraLase Method ?
The IntraLase Method is a 100% blade-free approach to creating your corneal flap, the thin flap of tissue that the doctor folds back in order to perform your LASIK procedure.The IntraLASE Method can only be performed using the IntraLase® FS Laser.
Traditionally, doctors have used an instrument called microkeratome for the creation of corneal flaps. The microkeratome is a hand held blade that moves across the eye cutting the corneal flap as it goes. While LASIK is extremely safe , if complications do occur the microkeratome is most often the cause.
The IntraLase Method by contrast, enables your doctor to create your corneal flap without a blade ever touching your eye.
How does it work ?
With the IntraLase Method ,tiny pulses of lase light,a quadrillionth of a second each ,pass harmlessly through the outer portion of your cornea and form a uniform layer of microscopic bubbles just beneath the surface of your eye.
The exact dimensions of this layer of bubbles are determined by your doctor based on whats best for your eye, and are computer controlled for maximum precision – things that are not possible with a hand held blade. The IntraLase flap creation process takes about 15 to 30 seconds.
When its time for your LASIK treatment to be performed ,your doctor easily separates the tissue where these bubbles occur and the folds it back,thus creating your corneal flap. When LASIK is complete ,aflap created using the Intralase Method is uniquely able to “lock “back into place. Your eye then begins to rapidly heal.
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Is it right for me ?
If Youre looking for blade –free treatment that virtually eliminates that most severe sight-threatening complications,the answer is yes.
The IntraLase Method also delivers outstanding visual results :more patients achieve vision that is 20/20 or better when the Intralase Method is used .And patients report better quality of vision overall ,particularly in terms of their ability to see well in low light,such as at dusk or at night.
What else should I know?
Preferred by patients.
In a clinical survey of LASIK patients who had their corneal flaps created using a blade in one eye and the Intralase Methodin the other,the vision in IntraLase treated eye was preferred 3 – to – 1 [among those who stated a preference]
Proven and trusted.
Over a million procedures have been performed safely and effectively using the Intralase Method.
The most advanced treatment there is.
Advanced Intralase technology gives your doctor the the highest degree of surgical control for the most effective procedure you can have.
ultimately ,the 100 % blade free IntraLase Method give patients more confidence and less anxiety going in for Lasik treatment,and excellent vision coming out.