What actually happens in Lasik

Lasik - In a Brief

LASIK or Lasik (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis), commonly referred to as laser eye surgery or laser vision correction, is a type of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.

The LASIK surgery is performed by an ophthalmologist who uses a laser or microkeratome to reshape the eye’s cornea in order to improve visual acuity. For most people, LASIK provides a long-lasting alternative to eyeglasses or contact lenses.

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Precautions/Care for Lasik

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Before LASIK

Your pre-procedure care begins on the day the, date for your Lasik treatment is finalized. Always  follow all the instructions diligently and clarify and remaining doubts with your  Doctor.

What care should take before Lasik ?

*Don’ t wear your contact lenses even for a minute at least 1-2 weeks before the procedure

*Do not wear your eye make up, perfumes, lotion, hair oil or jewellery on the day treatment .

*Instill drops as advised and take your medicines on time.Have a light meal .

*Inform your doctor if there is unusal discharges or redness of eye on waking up.

Take a hair bath on the day of procedure as washing hair is not permitted for few days after the procedure.

During LASIK

Before you enter the laser room a liquid will be applied to cleanse your skin. You will be made to lie down comfortably on a reclining chair. Drops will be put to make your eye numb. An instrument called a speculum will be inserted to keep your eye open. Your eye will be washed with saline. A ring will be applied to hold your eye while the procedure is going on.

A small motorized microkeratome will create a flap. The ring and microkeratome will be removed and you will be asked to focus on a specific light. The laser beam will be focused and delivered. The flap will be repositioned, where will adhere to the cornea. Drops are instilled and the speculum is removed. All this takes mere 10-20 minutes.

Will the procedure be painful ?

No,you may fill a little discomfort during certain steps of the procedure. Numbing eye drops will be put in your eyes before the procedure. So you will not fill any pain.

Will both my eyes be treated at the same time?

Yes, Lasik is safe & effective. It is best to treat both eyes at the same sitting but if you went to have only one eye treated at a time ,you can inform your doctor

What if I move my eye during the laser treatment ?

The laser machine has a very fast eye tracker which locks on to the eyes and focuses the laser beam exactly where needed . in addition ,our laser machine has the shortest laser delivery time hence Eye movement during surgery will not affect the result.

What will happen after the procedure ?

On sure procedure is over you will be taken to another room to rest .blink gently once a minute. Keep your eyes closed in between. You will fill a slight burning and pricking sensation and may have some watering. After some times your doctor will examine you and let you go home giving post operative instruction.

What precautions should I take after Lasik ?

  • Don’t touch, wipe or rub your eyes for three weeks
  • Put drops and take medicine as instructed.
  • Wear dark glasses during the day and proactive shield at bed time.
  • Don’t let water get in to your eyes for three weeks
  • No head/bath face wash for few days.
  • Don’t share your drops to anybody or use somebody else’s drops
  • Take adequate rest on the day of procedure.
  • Do not apply eye make up without your doctor’s permission.

What will my recovery be like ? When will my vision be normal ?

  • Your vision will be blurry for the first few hours.
  • The burning pricking sensation will decrease in a few hours
  • On waking up the next day your vision will be almost clear
  • As healing takes place, your may fluctuate a little.
  • Your eyes may be a little sensitive to light.

When can I go back to work ?

It depends on what work you do. Office –computer work can be resumed in a few days. Strenuous work and outdoor work can be resumed in one week. It is important to put drops time will at work.

How long will I be on treatment ?

Initially after Lasik, you will be using 2-3 eye drops, 4 to 5 times a day. After a month, these will be gradually tapered. You may need tear supplements, for 3-6 months

How soon can I drive, swim or play contact sports ?

You can drive after 3 or 4 days, swimming or contact sports after 3 months.

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