What is Lasik?

Refractive surgery is about change - a change to allow you to make lifestyle choices that were not available to you before. This was because you were totally dependent on glasses or contact lenses. The dawning of LASIK heralds a new era in refractive surgery - a new era of change.

Advances in Refractive Laser vision correction have provided patients with a number of options that allow them to reduce or eliminate their dependency on glasses and contact lenses. The most popular refractive procedure, LASIK, has successfully been performed on millions of patients worldwide.

LASIK (Laser In-situ Keratomileusis) is the newest laser procedure for the correction of visual defects such as Myopia, Hyperopia, and Astigmatism. Shaping the cornea from within, LASIK combines the precision of the Excimer laser with the proven benefits of lamellar keratoplasty (surgery under the protection of a flap of corneal tissue). The majority of people who undergo LASIK are able to pass an international drivers' license test without the use of visual aids. Learn more about LASIK as you read along.

What is done on the day of the Procedure?

Anaesthetic eye drops
ensure painless treatment.

Using a precision micro-keratome, a thin flap is fashioned on the surface
of the cornea.

In a matter of seconds, a
high-precision laser beam sculpts the cornea,
correcting its curvature.

The corneal flap is then carefully placed back.

What are the Common Symptoms after LASIK?

You may transiently experience burning, redness, heaviness, itching or foreign body sensation for about 2-3 hours post procedure. In addition, you may experience sensitivity to light, glare, or haloes around lights. These symptoms should improve considerably within a couple of days and, good vision is attained, thus enabling you to resume most of routine activities.