Lasik eye surgery is one of the most common eye correction surgeries performed across the world. It is a procedure through which the shape of the cornea is altered to improve vision and to eliminate the need for spectacles or contact lens. It is a type of refractive laser surgery and the term “Lasik” stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis. Lasik surgery is a procedure that is performed on patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
Myopia (nearsightedness) is a condition that occurs because of the elongation of the eyeball and Hyperopia (farsightedness) is a similar condition that arises due to the shortening of the eyeball. In both cases, the light that comes into the eye is not properly focused on the retina which makes it difficult to either see objects that are far or near. Through Lasik eye surgery, a thin layer of the cornea, the transparent layer in front of the eye, is removed to correct the refractive error.
The procedure is carried out after information is gathered from pre-operative tests such as a detailed optical map of the eye from wavefront scans and corneal topography.
Patients can recover in a few days and vision improves within a day of the surgery as it takes only about 3 to 6 hours for the surface cell layers to heal. Lasik surgery has proven to correct vision in most cases and the patient suffers very little pain after the surgery. In most cases, patients who undergo Lasik surgery do not require corrective eyewear. Therefore, the procedure not only improves vision but also has a positive impact on the quality of life of the patient.
However, results are not the same for everyone and like any medical procedure there are risks involved. It is a necessity to consider all the risks with a surgeon prior to the surgery. Our surgeons have the experience and ability to perform such surgeries with utmost precision.
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