Keratectomy (LASIK Eye Surgery)

LASIK stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis. It is a popular surgery used to correct vision in people who are near-sighted, far-sighted, or astigmatic. All the laser vision correction surgeries work by reshaping the cornea.

What are the Advantages of LASIK Eye Surgery?

  • around 96% of patients will have their desired vision

  • causes very little pain

  • corrects vision nearly immediately or day after

  • no bandages or stitches required

  • adjustments are possible years after to further correct vision in case the vision changes

  • dramatic reduction in eyeglass or contact lens dependence

What are the Disadvantages of LASIK Eye Surgery?

  • rare problems may occur when the doctor creates the flap, which can permanently affect vision. Thus, an experienced surgeon should be chosen.

  • rare but possible  loss of "best" vision, which is the highest degree of vision that you achieved while using contact lenses or through eyeglass prescription.

What are the Potential Side Effects of LASIK Eye Surgery?

  • glare

  • seeing halos around images

  • difficulty night- driving

  • fluctuation in  vision

  • dry eye

How Lasik Eye Surgery is Performed?

  1. LASIK is performed under local anaesthesia. Patients may also request mild sedation.

  2. During LASIK, an instrument - microkeratome or femtosecond laser is used to create a thin flap in the cornea which is then painlessly peeled back and the underlying corneal tissue is reshaped using another laser.

  3. After the cornea is reshaped, the cornea flap is put back in place and the surgery is complete.

After the Surgery

  1. your eyes will temporarily be dry though you may not feel that way.

  2. you will be prescribed eye drops to prevent infection and inflammation and dry eye

  3. healing usually occurs very rapidly.

  4. specific follow-up schedule shall be determined by the surgeon.

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