What is LASIK Surgery ?
LASIK Eye Surgery or laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis involves creating a flap, with microkeratome (Blade) or femtosecond laser (Bladeless) on the cornea followed by laser application to remove full/partial refractive error (Spectacles/ Glass number). Like other types of refractive surgery, the LASIK procedure reshapes the cornea to enable light entering the eye to be properly focused onto the retina for clearer vision.
Who can undergo LASIK Surgery?
Its is best suitable People who are > 18 years of age with stable refraction (Glass/spectacles number) and who wish to be less dependent on glasses can undergo LASIK Surgery, if eligible.
How do I know whether I am eligible or not?
Your eye doctor will perform certain scans to ascertain your corneal thickness and corneal power. This is followed by a thorough retinal examination to see for any treatable lesions. Finally your refraction (Glass/spectacles number ) is confirmed. The doctor will give his final decision whether you are fit to undergo LASIK or not.
I am fit for LASIK surgery but confused, which one to go for?
Normal LASIK: Corneal flap is made with microkeratome (blade) and the amount of laser required to decrease the refractive error is given after lifting the flap. The flap is repositioned back in after the procedure
Custom LASIK: Before LASIK surgery, advanced scanning of the eye is done to make a customized laser delivery pattern, the rest of the things remain same as normal LASIK.
Blade free / Bladeless LASIK: Instead of Using blade to cut the cornea, a highly advanced femtosecond laser is used to cut the same, followed by LASER delivery in normal or customized pattern
My Refractive surgeon told me that I have some weak areas in retina ?
Treatable lesions or weak areas in the retina have to be dealt with before proceeding with LASIK. After they have been Lasered (Retinal Laser), a gap of 4 weeks is usually given as healing time, after which one can proceed with LASIK.
I am not eligible for LASIK but my refractive surgeon told me about PRK(Photo-Refractive Keratectomy) ?
PRK is an option for those whose corneal thickness doesn’t allow for normal LASIK to be performed. It involves removing the superficial layer of cornea (epithelium) followed by laser delivery to remove the glass number.
PRK has prolonged healing time than LASIK. Some people may develop corneal haze after the procedure.
I am not eligible for any corneal refractive procedure what is the next line of action ?
The refractive surgeon can assess you for Phakic IOL (ICL) in which a very thin lens is implanted in front of your natural lens so that the light is focused on the retina.
Any complication of LASIK Surgery?
Dry eye is the most common after/side effect of LASIK which requires prolonged use of lubricating eye drops.
Who will do surgery on me ?
Dr Vishal Arora has undergone specialized long term training in spectacle removal surgery. You can ask more questions to Dr Vishal by booking an appointment with him at Aro Health. He has partnered with best eye hospital in Gurgaon and Delhi which use latest and updated machinery for Spectacle removal surgery.