What is LASIK?
LASIK is an acronym for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. It is the most popular and trusted laser eye surgery for the treatment of myopia hyperopia and astigmatism.It is a completely pain-free treatment and takes only 15 minutes for both the eyes.LASIK uses a laser to change the shape of the cornea. In the myopic eye, the cornea and lens are too curved and focus the image to a point in front of the retina, the image then appears blur.
Laser lightly flattens the cornea which is the curved rounded front surface of the eye. the image is then clearly focused on the retina in the LASIK Eye Surgery.In the hyperopic eye, the cornea and lens are too flat and focus the image to point behind the retina, leading to the image appearing blur.After laser correction the cornea is slightly more curved; the image is then clearly focused on the retina. The result is that the hyperopic patient can see clearly for distance after LASIK eye laser treatment.
In astigmatism, the eye is oval like a football, and not spherical. The image is formed at two different points inside the eye. In the treatment of astigmatism, irregularities in the shape of the cornea are smoothened to even out the focusing power.
Are you a Candidate for LASIK?
When to see a doctor
Make an appointment for an eye exam if you notice any changes in your vision. If you develop sudden vision changes, such as double vision or flashes of light, sudden eye pain, or sudden headache, see your doctor right away.
LASIK Eye Surgery Cost in Surat
The cost of LASIK surgery varies in various hospitals. It starts from as low as few thousand rupees to over more than a lakh. There is no standard cost of this surgery.
The laser eye surgery cost is completely dependent on the technology used at the center and the expertise of the surgeon. Your eyesight is precious, hence we would request you to select a laser center after doing proper research about the technology they use.
It is irrational to compare the surgeries and choose a centre based on the laser eye surgery cost. You might have seen many advertisements promising a LASIK surgery at a very low cost which may seem like a great bargain. But sometimes these advertisements have many hidden charges and don’t cover all the fees.
Don’t be surprised if you find the prices rising after the consultation. Some centres use old technology with minimal medical safety and quality. Newer technology offers more reliable surgery with less risk of complication and a precise LASIK Procedure.
For LASIK surgery at Savani Eye Hospital selected Wavelight Ex 500 is used to ensure that our patients have the most advanced technology available to provide the highest quality outcome. Using Advanced Wavefront Optimised technology, the Alcon ex 500 laser creates a map of your eyes and their unique characteristics to assist your surgeon in creating a personal vision profile for you. It represents the state of the art in the LASIK laser eye surgery.
SAVANI EYE HOSPITAL Selected the Alcon WaveLight Ex500 to ensure our patients have the most advanced technology available to provide the highest quality outcomes. This vision correction surgery is keeping pace with our increasingly faster lifestyle. But only a combination of years of experience and cutting-edge technology precision can ensure the safety of your valuable eye.
First, an ultra-fast FEMTO second Laser is used to create a thin flap in the cornea, then an excimer laser is used to reshape the underlying corneal tissue to correct your vision.
The flap is then returned to its original position. The Femto laser eliminates the need for a bladed surgical tool to create the corneal flap in the LASIK eye surgery.
Speed & Precision
Each burst of the Alcon EX 500 Laser Lasts mere billionths of a second before the laser shifts to its next position-up to 100 times faster than some lasers. The Alcon EX 500 Laser uses a small-spot laser beam, which allows LASIK specialists to shape the cornea in finer, more gradual increments for a smoother surface with eye-tracking technology 8 times faster than some of the competition.
Simplicity & Personalized Procedure
The Alcon EX 500 Lasers integrated cross-line projector provides the surgeon with an exact alignment of the heads and eyes position by generating a red-light cross on the eye for accuracy.
Using advanced wavefront Optimized technology, the Alcon EX 500 laser creates a nap of your eyes and their unique characteristics to assist your surgeon in creating a personal vision profile for you.
Blade versus Bladeless LASIK
LASIK Surgery can be done using a surgical blade known as a microkeratome or blade-free LASIK. In Bladeless LASIK, also known as Femto LASIK, your surgeon uses two types of lasers for the vision correction procedure.
You may be a good candidate for Bladeless LASIK if you meet the following criteria
The LASIK Procedure
Corneal flap is cut
Laser sculpts the cornea
Corneal flap is put back into place
The LASIK procedure is complete
You may be a good candidate for Bladeless LASIK if Why LASIK over contact Lenses and Spectacles?
Contact lenses and spectacles may seem like a convenient option at first. But it is more complicated and tedious than it looks like. Maintaining the contact lens is a difficult task. It requires careful maintenance of the lenses otherwise it may lead to more serious eye problems. It also includes the cost of the contact lenses, the cost of the solution, risk of losing the contact lenses and time required to maintain contact lenses every day. Spectacles, on the other hand, is a barrier on a normal day to day routine. You may not be able to play your favorite sport or enjoy an outdoor activity like golf, trekking, hiking, water sports, etc. Getting freedom from spectacles by a LASIK eye surgery allows you to participate in all the activities. Spectacles may also be cosmetically unappealing for some. Spectacles is also a major hindrance for careers like merchant navy, modeling, pilot, etc. Contact lenses in such cases can be expensive to purchase as well as maintain. Laser eye surgery is a one-time investment and you don’t have to worry about constant maintenance cost like contact lenses.
LASIK is also a quick and efficient laser eye surgery. It takes only about 15 minutes and you can go home the same day. If you are tired of vision correction devices and you want to know more about LASIK surgery Savani Eye Hospital is the place to start. Come visit our hospital and consult with Dr. SANJAY SAVANI. During consultancy you will have the opportunity to ask questions and clear all your doubts.
Blade versus Bladeless LASIK LASIK Surgery can be done using a surgical blade known as a microkeratome or blade-free LASIK. In Bladeless LASIK, also known as Femto LASIK, your surgeon uses two types of lasers for the vision correction procedure. First, an ultra-fast FEMTO second Laser is used to create a thin flap in the cornea, then an excimer laser is used to reshape the underlying corneal tissue to correct your vision. The flap is then returned to its original position. The Femto laser eliminates the need for a bladed surgical tool to create the corneal flap in the LASIK eye surgery.
How long does the surgery take?
As in most of the patients, both eyes are treated in the same sitting, your procedure may last for 10 to 15 min
Is it painful?
LASIK is a pain-free procedure after putting anesthetic drops. some patients might feel pressure sensation for a few minutes.
When can normal daily activities be resumed?
You can resume your activities in 3-4 days time. Swimming and eye makeup should be avoided for one month.
How long should I be off contact lenses for LASIK workup?
One week for soft contact lenses and two weeks for RGP ( Rigid Gas Permeable ) contact lenses.
Is treatment permanent?
Yes, However you will need reading glasses once you reach presbyopic age.
Is LASIK safe?
LASIK is one of the safest surgeries in the human body. However, as with any medical procedure, there are certain risks involved which a candidate may understand and accept before surgery. please make sure you have discussed your case in detail with your surgeon and understood all aspects of the procedure
Myths about LASIK Surgery busted: Freedom from glasses in 5 minutes with Bladeless LASIK
38 year old Ashish Shah used glasses since he was a teenager and was apprehensive about undergoing LASIK surgery. His corneas were thin and steep and hence a conventional blade based procedure was not suitable for him. However the doctors found him fit for Bladeless LASIK. He underwent the pain free, bladeless LASIK and and was back to work within two days. He was able to see clearly without glasses within five minutes after the procedure.
Are you interested in laser vision correction surgery but are fearful of any bladed surgical instrument near the eye or are unfit for it? If so Bladeless LASIK may be the solution you are looking for.
LASIK has been around for 4 decades and millions of people have benefited from it. LASIK can be done using a surgical blade called as a microkeratome or completely bladefree. In Bladeless LASIK also called as Femto LASIK your LASIK surgeon uses two types of lasers for the vision correction procedure. First an ultra fastFemto second laser is used to create a thin flap in the cornea( clear from surface of the eye). Then an excimer laser is used to reshape the underlying corneal tissue to correct your vision. The flap is then returned to its original position. The Femto laser eliminates the need for a bladed surgical tool to create the corneal flap.
With the newer advanced LASIK techniques previously unfit patients may now be eligible for surgery. While every patient may not be fit for surgery, certain tests evaluating the cornea can determine if LASIK will work on a patient , says Dr. Sanjay Savani, Cornea, Cataract and LASIK Centre, at Savani Eye Hospital, Surat.
To know more about LASIK:
Visit: Savani Eye Hospital, 203, M.K. Complex, Variya Compound, Hirabaug Circle, Varachha Road, Surat-395006.
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