What is a Lasik?
Lasik is a surgical procedure that is capable of correcting a wide range of nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism in this a very thin (90 to 130 microns) layer of cornea (transparent part of eye) is raised and using computer controlled Excimer Laser ( Argon Flouride 193 nm) the underlying cornea is then reshaped into a pre-determined curvature.
Who is a good candidate for Lasik?
Patients who have –
- Refractive Error- Myopia between- 1 to – 12 diopter or Hypermetropia up to 6 diopter
- Astigmatism of upto 6 diopter.
- Refraction should be stable for last 1- 2 yrs
- 18 yrs of age or older
- Have healthy eyes free from Retinal problems, corneal scars, Keratoconus and any other eye diseases.
Will I be totally independent of my spectacles?
95% of the people will be totally free from their spectacles. 5% will have mild variation from their zero targeted correction due to varying healing patterns in different individuals, but will have their dependency reduced on spectacles.
Is the effect permanent?
Yes, following an initial healing period of 2 – 3 months, the effects is lifelong.
Will I need reading glasses after treatment?
Patients over 40 years may need magnification for reading fine print.
When can I drive after treatment?
You should not drive the day of treatment. After that you may drive when you feel confident that your visual acuity and eye comfort allow you to drive safely.
Is the procedure painful?
No, the procedure is painless and the patient only experiences slight pressure sensation.
Can I go blind?
No, there has been no reported case of blindness so far.
What type of anesthesia is used?
Topical Anesthesia (numbling eye drops) is used.
Can both eyes be treated at the same time?
Normally both eyes are treated at the same time as this prevents the patients being near- sighted in one eye between treatments. You may elect to get one eye treated at a time.
How soon after surgery will I see well?
Each patient it is different. Most patient notice a dramatic improvement even as they leave the clinic.
When can I go to work?
Most patients are back to work a day after treatment.
Why I Care Centre for Lasik?
We do a comprehensive pre- LASIK screening to assess the fitness criteria of the candidate before going for surgery. Only the patients who fit the selection criteria are operated.
Dr. Sanjiv Gupta, a renowned eye specialist in South Delhi is a skilled and experienced LASIK surgeon and has been doing the procedure for more than 10 years. He believes in utmost patient care with a personalized approach. Please feel free to schedule an appointment with our specialist today.