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What is LASIK Surgery?

LASIK, laser in-situ keratomileusis, is the latest form of laser eye surgery. This technology allows doctors to treat refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism) in the safest way possible. It involves using a laser beam that reshapes the cornea and fixes the corneal defect, thereby correcting the vision problems.

If you are tired of wearing eyeglasses and contact lenses, get in touch with Pristyn Care and consult our eye doctors in Mumbai to undergo LASIK surgery.

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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.

Causes

Persistent dry eyes

Changes in vision

Inflammation of the cornea due to any eye disease

Suffering from an autoimmune disorder

Having a weak immune system

Symptoms

Blurry vision when looking far- Myopia

Blurry vision when looking near- Hypermetropia

Squinting in case of astigmatism

Headaches

Difficulty seeing at night

Treatment

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Diagnosis

The diagnosis of blurry vision or refractive errors is done by an eye care professional through a routine eye checkup that involves.

  • The standard vision chart reading test is done to analyze the current power of the eye. Then the eye care professional will test an assortment of lenses to check which pair helps the individual to see clearly. This test is also known as the visual acuity test.
  • If the doctor detects that there is something unusual with your cornea, then he/she may recommend corneal topography.
  • A retinoscopy or an automated refractor may also be used to measure the refractive error in the individual’s eye.
  • A tonometry test will be performed to check your eye pressure.

If necessary, the doctor may suggest a few more tests to rule out the possibility of other diseases that may cause blurry vision.

Procedure

For correction of refractive errors, Pristyn Care doctors perform LASIK eye surgery. The procedure involves the following steps:

  • The doctors put eye drops in your eyes to numb them. Then a lid speculum is placed inside the eyes to hold them open.
  • Then 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.
  • 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 exact surgery takes only 10 minutes, and the preparation takes around 20 minutes. Overall, the treatment takes around 30 minutes, and you can go back home on the same day.

Why Pristyn Care ?

Pristyn Care is COVID-19 safe

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.

Assisted Surgery Experience

Assisted Surgery Experience

A dedicated Medical 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.

Medical Expertise With Technology

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.

Post Surgery Care

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.

Pristyn Care in Numbers

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who should I consult if I want to undergo LASIK surgery?

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You should consult an ophthalmologist if you want to undergo LASIK eye surgery. They specialize in diagnosing and treating all kinds of eye diseases through medications and surgical treatments. Therefore, you should always visit an ophthalmologist first if you have an eye problem.

Are LASIK eye surgery results permanent?

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Will I be awake during LASIK?

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Will I have to wear glasses after LASIK surgery?

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What is Femto LASIK?

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What are the common side effects of LASIK operation?

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How is contoura LASIK surgery different from conventional LASIK operation?

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What is the difference between PRK and LASIK?

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Get Advanced Treatment for Blurry Vision at Pristyn Care, Mumbai

People nowadays get vision problems at a very early age due to several reasons, such as poor lifestyle, genetics, unhealthy eating habits (not eating vitamin C and fiber-rich foods), etc. The first line of treatment for blurry vision is wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses. Thus, most people are stuck with these accessories to see clearly. But everyone doesn’t like the hassles they bring into their lives.

If you are also one of those people who are tired of wearing eyeglasses and contacts, then you can get advanced treatment at Pristyn Care. We are a multi-specialty daycare provider dedicated to simplifying the surgical experience for the patients. Hence, we bring the advanced LASIK treatment to the people residing in Mumbai. You only need to contact us and we will take care of all aspects of the treatment so that you can get rid of blurry vision permanently.

Why is LASIK surgery the better option to correct vision problems?

Since the invention of laser technology, people with blurred vision are eagerly opting for surgical treatments. Due to this, many advancements are made in technology. LASIK is the most advanced form of laser surgery which is also safer and effective than other procedures.

Here are some key benefits that LASIK offers:

  • LASIK eye surgery involves using a high-precision laser beam that is controlled by a computer. Therefore, there are minimal chances of mistakes or eye injury during the procedure.
  • It can be used for the correction of all types of refractive errors, including myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
  • It is a painless procedure and doesn’t involve any stitches or wounds.
  • The surgery is done on an outpatient basis and takes only about 30 minutes.
  • The recovery after the procedure is quick and takes only about a month.
  • It delivers accurate results, and further adjustments in the vision are also possible.
  • The surgery will completely eliminate your dependability on eyeglasses or contact lenses to see clearly.
  • The results of LASIK are permanent and long-lasting unless the patient’s eye gets affected due to injury or old age.

Due to all these advantages, both eye doctors and patients regard LASIK as the best treatment for blurry vision.

Consult with Pristyn Care’s Expert Ophthalmologists in Mumbai

If you wish to undergo LASIK eye surgery under the care of experts, Pristyn Care is the best place for that. We house a team of dedicated, certified, and trained ophthalmologists who specialize in all kinds of laser-assisted procedures. Our eye surgeons have more than 8 years of experience in the respective field. They have been performing LASIK eye surgery with more than 90% success rate.

Therefore, we can say with pride that you can rely on their skills and expertise and undergo surgery without any worries. They will help you achieve the perfect vision in the easiest way possible. To learn more about the treatment procedure, you can talk to our eye doctors in Mumbai.

When LASIK surgery is not advisable for the patient?

LASIK surgery is not advised to a patient if they have any of the following:

  • An eye disease that can cause the cornea to become thin and bulge out.
  • A fairly good overall vision
  • Severe nearsightedness
  • Large pupils and thin cornea
  • Age-related eye changes that cause vision to become dim
  • Participation in contact sports where they can get a direct blow to the face

In all these situations, the eye specialist will recommend an alternative treatment method to correct vision problems.

How to prepare for LASIK Eye Surgery?

  • If you are an eligible candidate for LASIK surgery, the eye specialist will advise you to follow the tips below and to take some precautions to ensure that there are no complications during the procedure and your eyes respond well to the treatment. These tips include: <br. Build a habit of drinking plenty of water to keep the body hydrated and improve your body's healing abilities.
  • Stop wearing the contact lenses before having LASIK. If you wear soft contacts, you'll have to stop at least a week before the surgery. And if you wear hard contacts, you will have to stop wearing them at least a month before the procedure. This is important because wearing contact lenses can alter the shape of the cornea and affect the results.
  • Wear loose and comfortable clothes as you'll be undergoing surgery in those same clothes. It is important that you follow this advice and wear clothes that are appropriate to wear in the operating room as well.
  • Ask your friend or family member to drive you back from the surgery center. Though you won't be asleep during the procedure, the anesthesia will still have some lingering effects. Therefore, it is not safe for you to drive yourself.
  • Avoid wearing any makeup, perfume, or lotions on the day of surgery as these products act like contaminants for the face.
  • Do tell your surgeon about your medical history and any medication you are allergic to. This may impact the outcome of the surgery and the precautions you'll have to take after surgery.

Benefits of LASIK Eye Treatment

LASIK treatment has become a popular way to restore clear vision in patients over the years. This is because it has many aspects that are beneficial for the patients. The key benefits of the LASIK eye treatment are:

  • Improved Vision- The patient can achieve 20/20 vision or perfect eyesight after LASIK.
  • Safety- The latest advancements and innovations in laser vision correction procedures make the surgery safer and precise.
  • Faster Healing- Being a minimally invasive surgery, LASIK has less downtime for the patient and the healing is also quick.
  • Minimal Complications- There are very few complications of LASIK surgery and even those ones can be managed with certain medicines or precautionary steps.
  • Less Expensive- Compared to the amount of money you spend on contact lenses, frames, and contact solutions over the years can easily make up for the expenses of LASIK surgery. And you'll save more money when your vision is clear and you no longer need visual aids
  • Additional Adjustments- Another great benefit of LASIK is that if needed, you can undergo the procedure again to further adjust your vision if it changes.

Due to all these advantages, people are becoming more inclined to LASIK and other latest forms of vision correction too.

What are the different types of LASIK surgery?

As there are different types of LASIK eye surgery available, patients often have a hard time determining which laser procedure is the best for the eyes. LASIK itself is a type of refractive surgery that is performed with the help of a laser. People have heard many names for LASIK, such as Femto LASIK, Contoura LASIK, Smile, etc.

However, you should understand that the primary difference between these types of surgeries is the type of laser used. It is either an excimer laser or a femtosecond laser that is used to carry out the procedure or the technique is slightly different.

But there are many other types of refractive surgeries that can help a person to correct vision problems. These different types of vision correction procedures are:

  • LASIK- It can help to treat myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. LASIK is one of the most popular refractive surgeries and comes under blade-less procedures as a laser is used to cut the corneal flap.
  • PRK- Photorefractive Keratectomy was the first technique that involved using lasers to correct vision problems. It can help to treat myopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia but not hyperopia. The key difference between LASIK and PRK is that it is done by removing the outer layer of the cornea whereas, in LASIK, only a small flap is created and lifted to reshape the cornea.
  • ASA- Advanced Surface Ablation is similar to PRK but uses Zeiss excimer laser to ablate the cornea and reshape it to provide clear vision. It can treat myopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia.
  • LASEK- Laser-Assisted Subepithelial Keratomileusis is also similar to PRK. But unlike PRK where the flap is created and removed, in LASEK, the flap is created and pushed to the side of the cornea where it remains attached to the eye. After surgery, the flap is repositioned and a bandage contact lens is placed on the eye to keep the flap in place as it heals. It can be helpful to treat myopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. But you should know that LASEK is not USFDA-approved.
  • EPI-LASIK- Used for correction of myopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia, EPI-LASIK is another variation of PRK. The flap of the outer layer of the cornea is created with the help of a special tool called an epithelial separator. It is also not approved by USFDA.
  • LBV- Laser Blended Vision is a technique that helps to correct presbyopia only. It treats the dominant eye for distant vision and the non-dominant eye for near vision. It is a US FDA-approved technique.
  • SMILE- SMILE stands for small incision lenticule extraction which is a new blade-free technique that uses a femtosecond laser to create a lenticule shape in the corneal tissue. The lenticule size and shape are adjusted to correct the refractive error of the patient. It is not approved by the FDA for myopia of less than 1 Diopter and neither for astigmatism or hyperopia. Therefore, it can only be used to treat high myopia.

Other than these techniques, there are other laser-based procedures that can correct refractive errors and treat other eye disorders like cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, etc.

Recovery & Post-Surgery Care After LASIK

You should understand that undergoing LASIK surgery is not enough to get the desired results and correct all the vision problems effectively. The most crucial thing is the recovery period. In the first few days, your eyes will itch, feel gritty, burn, or become watery. Your vision may also take 24-48 hours to stabilize. And the corneal flap will take even longer to heal completely.

The complete recovery time after LASIK is around one month during which you'll have to take many precautions and follow the doctor's advice strictly. If you don't follow the doctor's instructions, there is a possibility that your final outcome of LASIK won't be exactly what you hoped for.

Here are some common post-surgery care tips that will help you to recover quickly and get the best results from LASIK:

  • Do not touch or rub your eyes as it can cause irritation
  • Apply eye drops as directed by the doctor for faster healing and to reduce side effects like dry eyes.
  • Get the right eye protection device to keep dust, dirt, and even strong light away from the eyes.
  • Try to avoid direct sunlight and artificial light as well. Stay in the soft and dim light that soothes your eyes.
  • Avoid heavy exercises and all kinds of sports activities until your eyes heal properly.
  • Avoid soap for the first few days completely and don't take showers or hot tub baths as well.
  • Give enough rest to your eyes and keep them away from the digital screen in the first week as much as possible.
  • Avoid wearing makeup, cream, or any other products with chemicals, including face wash.
  • Take follow-up with your eye doctor to monitor the eye's recovery and to detect signs of potential complications.
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