Laser Vision Correction or LASIK/ SMILE
Is LASIK safe and effective for me?
LASIK eye surgery is a procedure that revises certain vision issues, eliminating the requirement for eyeglasses or corrective lenses. It's a surgical methodology that uses a laser to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism.
SMILE is a pain free, minimally invasive approach with the advantage of a 100% blade–free laser vision correction. This procedure involves no corneal flaps; refractive changes are made in the intact cornea itself.
At Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital we offer 3rd Generation SMILE which is a breakthrough in laser vision correction offering a whole new level of precision, safety and comfort.
What is LASIK?
LASIK eye surgery is a procedure that revises certain vision issues, eliminating the requirement for eyeglasses or corrective lenses. It's a surgical methodology that uses a laser to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism. In LASIK, a thin flap in the cornea is created using either a microkeratome blade or a femtosecond laser. The specialist folds back the fold, and after that expel some corneal tissue underneath utilizing an excimer laser.
LASIK eye surgery is the most widely recognized kind of refractive surgery that changes the shape of the dome-shaped transparent tissue ( cornea) at the front of your eye.
Why is it done?
LASIK eye surgery may be an option for you if you have one of these vision problems:
Nearsightedness (myopia): When your eyeball is slightly longer than normal, light rays focus in front of the retina and blur distant vision. You can see objects that are close more clearly, but not those that are far away.
Farsightedness (hyperopia): When you have a shorter than average eyeball or a cornea that is too flat, light focuses behind the retina instead of on it. This makes near vision and sometimes distant vision blurry.
Astigmatism: When the cornea curves or flattens unevenly, the result is astigmatism, which disrupts focus of near and distant vision.
If you are keen to get LASIK done, drop in for a detailed evaluation. This process takes about 2 hours and includes a comprehensive list of eye tests to determine your suitability.
Ideally, we would like you to stop using soft contact lenses for 3 days before the evaluation, or for 14 days for semi soft contact lenses. Your tests include scans of your cornea, pupil, tear measurements and retina check after dilating your pupils. Please don’t drive yourself for the evaluations as it will be blurry for a few hours after the pupil dilation.
To determine whether you are a candidate for SMILE, your ophthalmologist will examine your eyes. Here’s what he or she will do:
After the test results are ready, your eye doctor will discuss with you the results of the tests and which options are best for your particular eyes. based on your eye condition, occupation and hobbies. Keep all your questions and doubts ready at this point before your finally commit for LASIK.
To prepare for LASIK eye surgery: Stop wearing your contact lenses. If you wear contact lenses,you'll need to switch to glasses full time for at least a few weeks before your surgery. Contact lenses can distort the shape of your cornea, which could lead to inaccurate measurements and a poor surgical outcome.
What are the differences between the 3 Laser Vision Correction procedures?
1st Generation: PRK (photorefractive keratectomy)
The first laser surgery introduced. It was primarily introduced to correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism which was later followed by the popular LASIK surgery. PRK works by first removing the first layer of the cornea (epithelium) either mechanically or using the laser itself followed by reshaping the cornea using an excimer laser (ultraviolet light), allowing the light entering the eye to be properly focused onto the retina for clear vision. A bandage contact lens is then placed to encourage healing of the epithelium- this is removed in 5-7 days.
Laser refractive surgery is not suitable for every person. We do a thorough evaluation for every patient to see if you are a suitable candidate and one of ten persons is asked not to go for the procedure. Such patients may have the option of a phakic IOL implantation.
Note that if you have been cleared for laser refractive surgery by us, it is safe for you.
2nd Generation: LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) and Femto-LASIK
The laser procedure permanently changes the shape of the cornea, the clear covering of the front of the eye, using an excimer laser (ultraviolet light). It is a two-step procedure which begins with a hinged flap creation using a mechanical microkeratome (a blade device). The flap is folded back revealing the stroma, the middle section of the cornea. Laser pulses from excimer vaporizes a predetermined portion of the stroma and the flap is replaced.
In Femto LASIK, the flap is created with laser instead of blade as in conventional LASIK.
3rd Generation: SMILE (Small Incision Lenticular Extraction)
ReLEx SMILE is a breakthrough in laser vision correction offering a whole new level of precision, safety and comfort. In fact, you might just experience the world through a whole new lens - your natural ones.
ReLEx SMILE is a pain free, minimally invasive approach with the advantage of a 100% blade–free laser vision correction. This procedure involves no corneal flaps; refractive changes are made in the intact cornea itself. Unlike the conventional procedures, ReLex SMILE involves the creation of an extremely thin 3D layer in your intact cornea, corresponding to your refractive number that needs correction. This is then extracted out through a small keyhole incision of about 2-4mm only. As a result, the cornea gets reshaped to correspond to the ideal shape for correct vision. Entirely laser controlled, it is done in a few seconds- precise, safe and comfortable.
The ReLEx SMILE technique is performed using the highly precise advanced VisuMax femtosecond laser from Carl Zeiss AG, Germany. This laser system has impressed both the patients and the physicians alike with its sophisticated technology and its precision and reliability. ReLEx SMILE using VisuMax promises accuracy down to the nearest micrometer precision.
PRESBYOND:A ?ne choice to lose glasses for people above 40 years
When you reach your mid-forties, you will notice certain changes with your eyesight. Reading ?ne print becomes harder. You begin to hold things at a distance to be able to read them clearly. If routine activities like using your mobile phone, browsing the net and reading the menu card become challenging, you may have presbyopia. This visual condition affects almost everyone over the age of forty-five.
PRESBYONDLaser Blended Vision is a new physiologically optimized laser treatment option for presbyopia. It combines the simplicity and accuracy of corneal refractive procedure with increased depth of ?eld in order to retain visual quality. With PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision, patients experience excellent vision at all distances; near, intermediate and far and improved visual acuity and contrast sensitivity. Patients adapt faster with this procedure, and enjoy their youthful vision immensely. PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision is a breakthrough laser procedure offering multiple advantages over conventional vision correction methods, particularly with:
What Happens During LASIK?
LASIK is an outpatient strategy, which means you will go to the surgery focus, have the technique, and go home that day.
When you enter the surgery room, you will lie down, and numbing drops will be applied to your eyes to keep them comfortable throughout the LASIK procedure. A small device will be used to keep your eye wide open during all steps of the surgery.
What is ReLEx SMILE?
SMILE is a laser vision correction surgery. SMILE stands for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction. In the SMILE procedure, the surgeon uses a femtosecond laser to create a small, lens-shaped bit of tissue (lenticule) within the cornea.
Then, with the same laser, a small arc-shaped incision is made in the surface of the cornea, and the surgeon extracts the lenticule through this incision and discards it.
With the tiny lenticule removed, the shape of the cornea is altered, correcting nearsightedness. The corneal incision heals within a few days without stitches, and sharper vision occurs very quickly.
Benefits of SMILE
Some people are not candidates for SMILE. They include people with:
At Aakash Eyecare, we provide you with
Transparent pricing. Most of our patients get perfect results in the first go itself. However, in the eventuality that a touch up laser is required, there is no extra charge for this lasik eye surgery in delhi.