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About LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK is one of the most common techniques to correct vision problems caused by refractive errors, including hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism. LASIK stands for laser in situ keratomileusis. By undergoing LASIK eye surgery, you can completely get rid of spectacles and contact lenses for a very long term.

If you wish to undergo LASIK surgery in Coimbatore, you can contact Pristyn Care and consult our best LASIK surgeons for free.

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Overview

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Who is eligible for LASIK surgery?
  • You must be older than 18.
  • The cornea must be healthy.
  • Your eye prescription must be stable for at least a year or two.
  • Your best corrected vision (visual acuity) must be at least 20/40.
  • There must not be any active eye disease present.
Why advanced LASIK eye surgery?
  • USFDA-approved treatment
  • Get improved vision
  • No blood loss during surgery
  • No long-downtime
Why Pristyn Care for LASIK surgery?
  • 15+ years experienced eye specialists
  • Free doctor consultation
  • Assistance in insurance claim
  • Free cab facility on surgery day
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Steps Involved in LASIK Eye Surgery

At Pristyn Care, we use all types of LASIK to correct refractive errors, including conventional LASIK, SMILE, Contoura, and others. The procedure involves the following steps:

  • The doctor puts eye drops in your eyes to numb them. Then a lid speculum is placed inside the eyes to hold them open. 
  • A suction ring is placed over the eyes to restrict cornea movements. 
  • Then the surgeon places the laser over the eye to remove the flap over the cornea. In standard LASIK, the flap is created using a scalpel. 
  • Once the flap is removed, the laser cuts tiny portions of the cornea to reshape it until the ideal shape is achieved. 
  • To correct myopia, the cornea is flattened a little bit, and to correct hyperopia, the cornea is made steep. 
  • After reshaping, the flap is placed back in the original position without any stitches and left to heal naturally. 

The corneal correction itself takes only 10 minutes, and the preparation takes around 15-20 minutes. Overall, the treatment takes around 30 minutes, and you can go back home on the same day. For more information, you can contact the best LASIK surgeon in Coimbatore and find out if you are an eligible candidate for LASIK surgery. 

Why Pristyn Care?

Delivering Seamless Surgical Experience in India

01.

Pristyn Care is COVID-19 safe

Your safety is taken care of by thermal screening, social distancing, sanitized clinics and hospital rooms, sterilized surgical equipment and mandatory PPE kits during surgery.

02.

Assisted Surgery Experience

A dedicated Care Coordinator assists you throughout the surgery journey from insurance paperwork, to free commute from home to hospital & back and admission-discharge process at the hospital.

03.

Medical Expertise With Technology

Our surgeons spend a lot of time with you to diagnose your condition. You are assisted in all pre-surgery medical diagnostics. We offer advanced laser and laparoscopic surgical treatment. Our procedures are USFDA approved.

04.

Post Surgery Care

We offer free follow-up consultations and instructions including dietary tips as well as exercises to every patient to ensure they have a smooth recovery to their daily routines.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does LASIK surgery cost in Coimbatore?

LASIK eye surgery cost in Coimbatore ranges from Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 1,00,000. The overall cost depends on multiple factors and varies for each patient. To get a closer estimate of LASIK operation cost, you can contact Pristyn Care and talk to our medical coordinators.

What factors impact the cost of LASIK surgery?

Here are the key factors that influence the cost of LASIK operation- 

  • Type of LASIK surgery 
  • Surgeon’s fee 
  • Diagnostic tests 
  • Hospital or clinic-related expenses 
  • Insurance availability 
  • Post-surgery care and support 
  • Follow-up consultation 
Is LASIK surgery safe?

Yes, LASIK surgery is one of the safest methods to treat refractive errors. The laser used in the procedure is very advanced and detects even the slightest eye movements. Therefore, there are minimal chances of complications during the surgery. 

Does LASIK surgery have side effects?

Following side effects can occur after LASIK operation- 

  • Dry eyes 
  • Glare, halos, or double vision 
  • Undercorrection or overcorrection 
  • Flap problems 
  • Regression of vision 
  • Itchiness and soreness in the eye 

 

Is there an age limit for undergoing LASIK surgery?

No, there is no age limit for LASIK surgery. However, doctors usually suggest the procedure for people between the age of 20 to 30 years. After the age of 30, LASIK is recommended only when the vision is stable and eye health is optimal. For people who are above 40, other vision correction procedures are recommended as eye health declines very rapidly after 40. 

Is LASIK painful?

No, LASIK surgery is not painful at all. During the procedure, numbing eye drops are used which ensures that the patient doesn’t feel any kind of pain or discomfort. 

What is Femto LASIK?

Femto LASIK, also known as femtosecond-assisted LASIK, is a type of laser eye surgery. It allows the surgeons to create a corneal flap with the laser rather than using a mechanical cutting tool. After surgery, the flap is placed back in its original position without sutures.

Which insurance companies cover LASIK eye surgery?

LASIK eye surgery in Coimbatore is covered under health insurance policies offered by the following companies- 

  • Star Health
  • Manipal Cigna 
  • Aditya Birla 
  • Care Health 
  • Bajaj Allianz 
How is contoura LASIK surgery different from conventional LASIK operation? 

While the conventional LASIK surgery maps about 200 points in the cornea, the Contoura LASIK maps around 22,000 points on the cornea for more accuracy. Contoura LASIK also has fewer complications as compared to the conventional technique and the damage to the tissues is relatively less.

What is the difference between PRK and LASIK?

The key difference between PRK and LASIK is the creation of a flap in the cornea. While LASIK surgery requires a thin flap to reshape the cornea, PRK removes the outer layer of the cornea completely. In both scenarios, the flap grows back over time.

How long will my vision be blurry after LASIK?

After LASIK, your vision will take around 24 to 48 hours to stabilize. The vision is usually blurry or hazy immediately after surgery as the flap is lifted during the procedure. As the flap adjusts itself and the eyes start to heal, the vision clears up automatically and you can see without using eyeglasses or contact lenses.

How do I choose the best LASIK eye clinic? 

To choose the best LASIK eye clinic, you will have to keep the following points in mind:

  • The reputation of the clinic
  • The ophthalmology department
  • Technology, diagnostic and surgical equipment used to perform LASIK
  • The success rate of the clinic along with the patient satisfaction record
  • The quality of the medical services and price
  • Reviews of the clinic
  • The location of the clinic

Consider all these aspects while making a decision and you will be able to choose the best eye care clinic to undergo LASIK surgery in Coimbatore.

Can LASIK be done twice?

Yes. LASIK can be done twice if required to correct regressed vision and the procedure is safe. In some people, the vision regresses after 1 or 2 years of LASIK and they had to undergo the procedure again to regain clear vision. It is called Enhancement Surgery. 

Can LASIK surgery damage your eyes? 

LASIK surgery can cause dryness, flap problems, regression of the vision, and sudden vision changes/loss. However, these are temporary side effects of LASIK. The chances of LASIK permanently damaging your eyes or affecting the vision are rare.

Is LASIK permanent?

Technically, LASIK is a permanent treatment for blurry vision as it reshapes the cornea and corrects the existing refractive error. Most people who undergo LASIK surgery enjoy stable vision for 10 years or more.

What is the average recovery time after LASIK?

The average recovery time after LASIK is around 3 to 4 weeks. However, each eye is different which means the exact recovery time for every eye is also different. Usually, the doctor gives an estimate on how long will it take for your eye to heal completely after LASIK surgery.

What is the success rate of LASIK?

The success rate, as well as the patient satisfaction rate of LASIK vision correction, is higher than 96%. It can help the patients to achieve 20/20 vision in most cases with minimal complications.

Is the cornea test before LASIK important?

Yes. The corneal thickness test is a very important test to determine the suitability of the person to undergo LASIK surgery. It is because the surgeon has to remove the corneal tissues to reshape the cornea and correct the refractive errors. If there are not sufficient corneal tissues, you won’t be eligible for LASIK operation.

How are refractive errors diagnosed?

When you visit an eye specialist or an ophthalmologist to get your eyes checked, they perform a series of tests to evaluate your complete eye health. These tests include- 

  • Wavefront Analysis measures the refractive power of each eye individually. 
  • Corneal Topography creates a 3D map of the cornea and divides it into equal parts for precise correction. 
  • Pachymetry Test is done to measure the corneal thickness. This test helps to determine which is the appropriate thickness for the flap and the amount of tissues that can be removed safely during LASIK. 
  • Dry Eye Test is done to evaluate what are the chances of developing dry eye syndrome after LASIK. A thin sheet of paper is placed in the eye to check the volume and quality of tears. 
  • Cycloplegic Refraction Test is done to get your ideal prescription and to calibrate the laser machine accordingly. 

Each of these tests has a special significance in determining if LASIK surgery is safe for you. These tests also help to predict the chances of complications after surgery. To learn more about these tests, you can talk to our best LASIK surgeons in Coimbatore

Who is the right candidate for LASIK surgery?

You should know that LASIK surgery is not suitable for everyone. Many people are not the right candidate due to which they have to opt for alternative techniques, such as PRK, ICL, etc. for vision correction. 

There is a well-defined criterion that every LASIK surgeon uses to determine whether a person is a right candidate for LASIK. The criteria include- 

  • Your eyes must be healthy, i.e., you must not have any underlying eye disease. 
  • The cornea must have sufficient thickness so that it can be reshaped to correct the refractive error. 
  • The pupils must not be too large as it can increase post-surgery complications, such as halos, glares, etc. 
  • Your eye power should be stable for at least one year. 
  • You must be old enough, i.e., at least 18 years old for LASIK surgery. 
  • You must not be pregnant or breastfeeding. 

The eye specialist will diagnose you thoroughly to confirm that you are a good candidate and that the LASIK treatment is safe for you. 

Types of LASIK in Coimbatore Performed At Pristyn Care

Whether you want to undergo blade LASIK, bladeless LASIK, or premium LASIK surgery, Pristyn Care has all the latest technologies available so that you can choose from the best options. 

The different types of LASIK surgery performed by our eye specialists in Coimbatore include- 

  • Conventional LASIK is the most common type of LASIK surgery in Coimbatore. It involves using a scalpel to create the flap and then reshaping the corneal tissues by using the excimer laser. 
  • SBK (Sub-Bowman’s Keratomileusis) is also known as thin-flap LASIK. A very thin flap is created to access the corneal tissues. It preserves the corneal tissues and strengthens them. 
  • Femtosecond LASIK is a bladeless procedure in which the femtosecond laser is used to create the flap and the cornea is reshaped using the excimer laser. It provides fast visual recovery and provides aspheric treatment as well. 
  • SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) LASIK is another bladeless LASIK surgery that is suggested for people with a high risk of dry eyes. In this type of LASIK, only a femtosecond laser is used to create a lenticule and reshape the cornea. 
  • Contoura Vision LASIK is the premium type of LASIK where Femto laser, excimer laser, and topolyser are used to correct refractive power, remove corneal aberrations, and provide aspheric treatment. It involves creating a 3D map of the cornea and dividing it into 22,000 points. The laser focuses precisely on these 22,000 points to correct vision problems. 

Under the care of Pristyn Care’s LASIK surgeons in Coimbatore, you can opt for any of these types of LASIK eye surgery and achieve perfect vision. 

LASIK Surgery After Care

Pristyn Care doctors provide a detailed recovery guide to ensure that you recover quickly and smoothly. Keep in mind that the outcome of LASIK surgery depends on aftercare to a great extent. The ideal recovery time is one month during which you will have to take extensive care of the eyes and follow every advice and suggestion given by your doctor. 

Some common care tips after LASIK surgery includes- 

  • Avoid touching or rubbing your eyes as it can cause irritation and displace the flap. 
  • Use eye drops as directed by the doctor for quick healing and to avoid side effects, such as dry eyes. 
  • Keep your eyes protected from dust, dirt, UV rays, and even from strong chemicals that produce gas as they can cause irritation in the eyes. 
  • Do not indulge in physical exercises or any kind of sports that can put a strain on the eyes or damage them. 
  • Avoid using soap, hair, and makeup products for the first few days after surgery. 
  • Give your eyes enough rest and don’t watch digital screens, including TV, mobile phone, laptop, etc. 
  • Do not take showers, bathe in hot tubs, or swim for at least a week. 
  • Eat a healthy diet composed of fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, and fiber-rich foods that are beneficial for overall eye health. 
  • Take regular follow-ups with the doctor to ensure that your eyes are healing properly and there are no signs of potential complications. 

To book a consultation with our LASIK surgeons in Coimbatore, you can give us a call or fill out the “Appointment form.” 

 

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