Best Lasik Laser Eye Surgery in Delhi
What is Lasik?
Lasik: laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis. As the name suggests in this procedure cornea is reshaped with the help of laser without affecting the surrounding cells. LASIK is the most popular procedure for correction of refractive error in India.
Aanya Eye Centre is one of the best lasik centre in Delhi. We understand the importance of your eyes, and therefore, we offer customized lasik treatment to suit an individual’s specific eye care needs. Here, We have a most experienced lasik surgeon for lasik eye surgery in Delhi. Get the varous lasik surgery options which suits to your eyesight.
LASIK surgery is the easiest and safest way to get rid of your lenses and glasses. The cost of our lasik surgery in Delhi is very low in compare to other eye centres.
When does a patient need Lasik Surgery?
LASIK is used to treat a wide range of refractive errors in the eye. The common refractive errors are Myopia, or Nearsightedness, Hyperopia, or Farsightedness and Astigmatism.
LASIK has permanent effect on the eye. For this reason, it is recommended that the procedure may be done once the eye has developed and there would be no more significant structural changes in the eye. It is best to take consultation from the refractive surgeon if you should wait or go ahead with the procedure. Also it is an elective procedure so it is best to operate on the patients over 18 years of age.
It is best to take a prior appointment for scheduling yourself for a LASIK appointment. For patients using contact lenses, they have to discontinue the use of contact lenses for at least 2 days prior to the pre evaluation check up. This check up takes upto 2 – 3hours and will help the eye surgeon determine the suitability and the feasibility of refractive correction treatment for the patient. This examination would be done by specialized optometrist. In it first a detailed history of the eye problem and the patient is taken followed by diagnostic tests like visual acuity test, refraction, measurement of the curvature of the cornea, examination by slit lamp, papillary measurement, tear analysis, glaucoma examination and measurement of cornea thickness i.e. pachymetry.
Retinal evaluation will be done, for which pupil dilation will be done. You will have blurred vision for few hours, so it is best to not drive yourself back home and carry sunglasses. Pupil dilation is achieved by instilling dilating drops and may take anywhere from 15 – 20 minutes. The refractive surgeon will then perform the retinal evaluation and examine optic nerve. Surgeon will discuss the tests, their results, feasibility of lasik laser procedure. The pros and cons and detailed procedure are discussed with the ideal lasik laser candidate.
Also corneal topography and pentacam tests are done to study the corneal thickness.
The duration of the lasik laser procedure is 10 – 15 minutes per eye and both the eyes can be operated on the same day in case of LASIK LASER treatment. Pre op consideration includes restriction on wearing eye make, perfume, hairspray, cologne or aftershave. There are no restrictions on eating.
It is highly specialised surgical procedure which is performed under sterile conditions. The patient’s eyes are number with the help of local anaesthetic eye drops, face and eyes prior to that cleaned. The patient is made to lie on a recliner and positioned for the treatment. An eye speculum is used to prevent the eyes from blinking. The laser is programmed and calibrated. The procedure involves creation of a small flap with the laser, this flap is pulled back to expose the cornea layer which needs correction for vision improvement. The laser then corrects the cornea which takes 1-2 minutes. Then the flap is placed back. Thus the entire process takes 10 – 15 minutes per eye. On completion of the procedure after resting the eye for some time, the surgeon reviews the eye under slit lamp and then the patient is sent home with post op instructions and follows up visit schedule.
Types of LASIK
There are various types of these laser refractive surgeries. These are applied in consultation with the cornea specialist to suit the specific need of the patient’s eyes. With the help of pre- procedure consultation and assessment, the surgery type can be decided.
- Custom Lasik – this is customised lasik, in which the machine is regulated and parameters set as per the specific need of the individual refractive error.
- Bladeless Lasik Laser – the difference in this laser refractive surgery is that in certain laser surgeries a mechanised blade is used to create a flap. In bladeless lasik, the flap is created with the help of laser rays, and no machine touches the eye. Bladeless lasik is accomplished by two kinds of lasers: Femtosecond and Excimer Laser. Femtosecond laser is the new age laser – an answer to thin sized cornea with refractive errors. All laser LASIK for refractive eye surgery is femtosecond laser which has replaced microkeratome or mechanical cutting tools related with traditional lasik. In femtosecond laser, laser energy is directed precisely at the cornea. This creates a hinged flap which is very thin. This is then temporarily lifted from the cornea, which is treated for the refractive error. Femtosecond laser is an FDA approved technology which at an exceptionally high speed targets the tissue needing correction with the advantage of no production of heat or any adverse impact to the adjoining tissue.