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What is 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.

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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.
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Steps Involved in LASIK Eye Surgery

At Pristyn Care, we use all types of LASIK eye surgery 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 Patna and find out if you are an eligible candidate for LASIK surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is LASIK painful?

No, LASIK is not a painful surgery. Firstly, because the procedure involves no cut/ stitches, hence no pain. Secondly, even for the slight tinge or pull you may feel as the surgeon works around your eyes, your surgeon first numbs your eyes through numbing eye drops to make sure you go through the procedure painlessly.

Can LASIK harm my eyes? What are some of the risks of LASIK surgery?

No, LASIK does not harm your eyes. In fact, it is one of the safest surgeries to undergo. Several studies indicate that laser LASIK surgery ensures minimal risk of any side effects or complications.

Does insurance cover LASIK surgery?

No, LASIK is usually regarded as elective surgery, that is, a surgery you choose but is not a medical necessity. This is why most health insurances do not cover LASIK under insurance. However, sometimes LASIK comes as a medical necessity because of peculiar health conditions and hence might be covered under particular insurance policies.

Since each case is different and depends individually on your particular health conditions, reasons for surgery, and the type of insurance policy, the exact answer is always tricky. We suggest you call us directly for any insurance-related doubts and our medical coordinators could help you guide you through your individual case.

How long does the LASIK surgery take?

LASIK is usually a less than 30 minutes surgery. However, counting the preparation time, some basic tests, usual waiting time after eye drops, the procedure itself, and a little rest, you may take a little over 3-4 hours.

Generally, LASIK is regarded as a daycare surgery, where you admit and leave the hospital on the same day.

How soon can I join work after LASIK surgery?

While you will be able to resume all your basic activities right within 24 hours of LASIK, we suggest a minimum rest of 3-5 days for a good recovery.

Also, how soon you can resume your work life, directly depends on the nature of your work. If you are into heavy reading/ writing, 5-7 days rest is a good time period.

However, anything that requires a lot of physical exertion (such as athletes/ pilots), heavy lighting directly into your pupils (such as theatre/showbiz ), or any activity with potent to induce irritation (such as cooking/ welding/ farming) should best be avoided for at least 2-3 weeks and resumed only after your doctor’s final clearance.

When can I swim after LASIK surgery?

Do not start or resume swimming before at least 3 months after your LASIK surgery.

Is LASIK permanent?

Yes, LASIK is usually permanent in nature, that is, the results will last for a very long time. But your vision may change due to other reasons like age-related changes, injuries, etc. The results also vary on your general lifestyle, nature of work, and dietary practices.

Is LASIK surgery safe?

Yes. Laser vision correction procedures, such as Bladeless Femto LASIK, Bladeless and Flapless ReLEx Smile LASIK, and other advanced innovations have made the surgery safer, faster, and precise.

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.

What are the common side effects of LASIK operation?

The common side effects of LASIK eye surgery are:

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

Is LASIK painful?

No. LASIK eye surgery is not painful at all. Before the procedure, the surgeon will place numbing eye drops in both your eyes and only proceed when the solution takes effect. You may still feel slight pressure during the surgery, but there will be no pain.

Where can I find the best eye care centre near me in Patna?

You can find the best eye care centre in Patna by talking to Pristyn Care’s medical coordinators. They will provide you a list of eye care centers in close proximity that you can visit the nearby clinic to consult the eye specialists.

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:

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 Patna.

  • 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
How much does LASIK cost in Patna?

The cost of LASIK surgery in Patna ranges from Rs. 35,000 to Rs. 1,10,000 approximately. The exact cost depends on multiple factors, such as the severity of the refractive error, doctor’s fee, hospital charges, type of LASIK, etc. Therefore, the final cost will vary for each patient.

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.

Does insurance cover LASIK surgery cost in Patna?

LASIK surgery is covered under insurance only under certain conditions, i.e., if your eyes refractive power is higher than or equal to 7.5 diopters. If the refractive error is lower than this limit, the insurance providers won’t approve the claim and you’ll have to bear the expense of vision correction from your own pocket.

What is the best age to undergo LASIK eye surgery?

Though LASIK surgery can be performed at any age group, doctors often recommend that the ideal age range for LASIK is between 25 to 40 years. This is because the eyeglasses and contact lens prescriptions usually stabilize by the age of 25. And a stable prescription is the eligibility criteria for a LASIK candidate.

How can I contact the best LASIK doctors near me in Patna?

You can contact the best LASIK surgeons in Patna near you through Pristyn Care. You can either download our Consult Doctors application to book an appointment with the eye specialists personally. Or you can talk to our medical coordinators to schedule your appointment with the best LASIK doctors near you.

Is Pristyn Care associated with the best hospital for LASIK eye surgery in Patna?

Yes. Pristyn Care is partnered with the hospitals and clinics that are reputed and accredited by NABH. All our medical centres have state-of-the-art facilities, USFDA-approved diagnostic and surgical tools, and top-grade amenities to ensure that the patient gets high-quality care and the best services while getting LASIK treatment.

Is LASIK permanent?

Yes. LASIK is a permanent solution for blurry vision or refractive errors. It reshapes the cornea to reduce the eye power and gives a long-lasting effect. However, LASIK cannot prevent further changes in the cornea. You may notice minor changes in vision in the future due to your new eye power.

Is LASIK good for the eyes?

There is no doubt that LASIK surgery is good for the eyes as it helps to restore vision problems effectively. It is a minimally invasive treatment that takes around 15-20 minutes and gives around 10 years of freedom from spectacles and contact lenses.

Is LASIK expensive?

Many people believe that LASIK is an expensive treatment. However, the cost of LASIK is now less than what it used to be 10 years ago. Considering all the expenses that are associated with eye care for people who have some type of refractive error or vision problem, LASIK is somewhat more affordable. In simple words, LASIK is a one-time investment that corrects vision problems but if you haven’t undergone vision correction surgery, you will still have to bear the expenses of eyeglasses, eye checkups, doctor’s appointments, prescription changes, and other problems.

Is LASIK the best option for eyeglass removal?

Yes. LASIK completely eliminates the dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses through a simple and minimally invasive procedure.

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.

Where can I find the best LASIK surgeon near me in Patna?

You can find the best LASIK surgeon in Patna at Pristyn Care. We have a dedicated team of ophthalmologists who are all well-trained in the latest techniques of refractive surgery and have more than 8 years of experience. Our doctors have performed numerous surgeries successfully and that’s why most people rely on them for vision correction.

Which insurance companies provide coverage for LASIK eye correction?

Almost all major health insurance companies provide ample coverage for vision correction, specifically LASIK eye surgery. The companies are:

  • Star Health Insurance
  • New India Health Insurance
  • Aditya Birla Health Insurance
  • Bajaj Allianz Health Insurance
  • Care Health Insurance
  • Manipal Cigna Health Insurance
  • Max Bupa Health Insurance
  • HDFC Ergo Health Insurance
  • ICICI Lombard
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.

Is LASIK allowed in government jobs?

Many people who have low vision consider undergoing LASIK surgery to correct the refractive error. And after this correction, they hope they will be cleared in the medical test for NDA, Merchant Navy, Indian Navy, Police force, and other government jobs as well. But you should also know that low vision is not a deciding factor for these jobs as people with low vision are eligible to take the physical handicap benefit in terms of Section 33 of the PWD Act, 1995.

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 Patna

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 Patna 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 specialists in Patna include- 

  • Conventional LASIK is the most common type of LASIK surgery in Nagpur. 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, you can opt for any of these types of LASIK surgery in Patna and achieve perfect vision. 

Talk to Pristyn Care’s Best LASIK Surgeon in Patna

Before you decide to undergo LASIK surgery, it is important to have a detailed discussion with a specialist. Similar to other surgical procedures, LASIK also has some risks and complications. It is crucial that you understand what the surgery entails. And only an expert can describe everything clearly. 

At Pristyn Care, we have an esteemed team of LASIK surgeons who have helped thousands of people to regain clear vision. Our doctors have more than 10 years of experience in treating refractive errors, including myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. They are skilled in all the latest technologies and have ample knowledge to carry out the procedure successfully. You can rely on our experts to help you prepare for the LASIK treatment in Patna. 

How to find the best hospital for LASIK surgery in Patna?

Finding the best LASIK eye surgery hospital in Patna is a challenging task. Every city has numerous hospitals with different levels of amenities. And every patient has different criteria for choosing the hospital or clinic to undergo LASIK eye surgery in Patna. Here are some key points that must be considered while making the decision- 

  • Quality of Service– Check how well the hospital staff tends to you and observe the environment closely. A good clinic or hospital follows the standard safety and hygiene protocols strictly and pays attention to the patient’s needs. 
  • Patient Experience- Do not forget to review the testimonials and reviews given by the previous patients. This will give you an insight into how the patients are treated at the hospitals. 
  • Treatment Cost- Every clinic and hospital charges a fixed amount for the treatments. You need to compare the treatment cost at different LASIK centers to find the one which is more affordable and provides optimal care without compromising the quality of service. 
  • Technology- Different techniques are used to perform LASIK surgery. And all medical centers don’t have all the latest technologies available. For instance, a LASIK center may use an excimer laser while others may use a femtosecond laser. So, make sure that you choose a clinic that has all technologies and doesn’t restrict your options for the type of LASIK. 

Keep the above-mentioned points in mind and discuss them with your choice of doctor to make an informed decision. 

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 the 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 undergo LASIK surgery in Patna, give us a call and connect with the best LASIK surgeons near you.  

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