LASIK (Laser-Assisted in-Situ Keratomileusis) is an increasingly popular refractive procedure to correct common vision conditions like farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism (cylindrical power). During this glass removal procedure, a laser is used to reshape the cornea (clear front part of the eye). This new shape helps light entering the eye to focus properly on the retina. Thus, making the vision clearer and sharper.
This innovative surgical technique is considered as the painless and the safest laser eye surgery to rid of glasses or eliminate the dependency on contact lenses. This surgery only takes 10-15 minutes for both the eyes.
Refractive errors, solely, lead to 43% of visual problems around the world and last year, more than 750,000 people approached for Laser vision correction holding a success rate of 96-98%.
Take the first step towards visual freedom with LASIK surgery and discover a world of clear, crisp vision.
Save Sight Centre offers modern amenities and latest technologies to get you rid of high power glasses. We are here to provide you the customized solution and eye care for your unique eyes. The advance methods include C-Lasik (Blade), Femtosecond (Bladeless), Trans PRK (Touchless & Flapless), and Topoguided Contour Treatment (Contoura Vision). All these methods use laser energy to shape the curvature of the cornea.
These types depend on the suitability of the eyes, if none of these suit your eyes, still there are options like Phakic IOLs (ICL and IPCL), RLE, and CLE. Phakic IOL is inserted between the natural lens and the iris. It does not involve the changes in the cornea. RLE and CLE lenses are used to replace the natural lens. However, these lenses corrects the refractive errors and provide a clearer vision.
In Lasik surgeries with Flap (Customized LASIK with Blade and Femto LASIK), the below steps are followed:
In these 4 simple steps, you can look the world clearly without specs.
Customized lasik or C-Lasik is widely used and can be effective to correct refractive errors. This is a method of creating the flap with a microkeratome blade. It is an advanced small surgical instrument, used to create a customized flap as per the prescription.Benefits:
Femtosecond Lasik is the most common refractive procedure which involves reshaping of the cornea with a laser. This is also named the bladeless Lasik. This laser is used twice in the surgery, firstly to create a flap and secondly to correct the refractive error.
This is the most efficient, precise, predictable and safe way to correct vision issues for patients with mild to moderate amounts of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.Benefits of Femtosecond:
Topo-guided contour treatment, also known as Contoura Vision, combines prescription with corneal topography maps and provides an improved quality of vision. This is an optional step used during third step of correcting refractive error.
It provides a highly precise and accurate mapping of 22,000 points on cornea which can identify hidden irregularities. The goal is to enhance vision by optimizing the way light enters the eye.More than 90% of the people treated with Topo Guided Contour experienced a vision sharper than a vision with glasses.
Suitability: Topo-guided contour treatment is suitable for individuals with corneal irregularities that may not be effectively addressed by traditional methods. This includes cases where people have irregular astigmatism or other unique corneal shapes.Benefits:
Trans PRK (Trans-epithelial Photo Refractive Keratectomy) is a technique that allows the laser to access and reshape the cornea without any sort of cutting or creating a flap. Thus, It is also known as Touchless and Flapless LASIK.
It is considered the most effective, precise, and advanced, the technique to correct the refractive errors and has been popular for its touch-free laser eye correction method.Process:
Full recovery typically takes 4-6 weeks after surgery; once this has happened, your eyes should be able to see clearly. In order to stay safe post-op, regular check-ups will need to be conducted: one day, three days, one week, one month, three months and six months for those suffering with high myopia.Moreover, after the surgery, you can resume these activities after a specific period of time.
ICL places a thin lens behind the iris, while IPCL puts a lens between the natural lens and the iris. Both surgeries use laser technology for precision, providing personalized treatment plans and promising improved vision with reduced risks. This method is used when the patient is not suitable for LASIK. It also eliminates the uses of glasses or contact lenses and corrects farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism (cylindrical power).
These lenses are made of highly biocompatible material and are placed over the natural lens and further, helps in focusing the light properly back onto the retina. ICL is a technology superficially activated in the field of refractive surgery and received over 10 million satisfied customers in the last 20 years.Know all about ICL Surgery
Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) surgery is a procedure to improve vision by replacing the eye's natural lens with an artificial lens. This surgery is similar to cataract surgery, where the natural lens is cloudy.
In RLE, the clear natural lens is replaced with an artificial lens to correct refractive errors like nearsightedness or farsightedness. It's an option for people who may not be suitable candidates for LASIK or other vision correction procedures. RLE can provide long-term vision improvement, reducing or eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses.Recovery Time: 1-2 Days
Dr. Rajeev Jain from Save Sight Centre is widely recognized as one of the premier LASIK surgery specialists in Delhi, with more than 12 years of experience and success providing excellent LASIK results.
Dr. Shuchi Gupta, Dr. Ankit Malhotra and Dr. Rajeev Jain are known to deliver outstanding outcomes during LASIK surgeries at Save Sight Centre. Their dedication to patient care and surgical precision as well as staying informed on all the latest advancements in refractive surgery makes them highly regarded and trusted by both patients and public.
Whether correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. Their extensive expertise on LASIK procedures have assisted numerous individuals achieve clearer vision and improve living quality.
Ans: LASIK surgery is done to reshape the cornea and fix common vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It helps reduce or even eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses.
Ans: LASIK can provide long-lasting vision correction, but it's not always permanent. Your eyes can change as you age, which might require additional vision correction later in life. However, LASIK can significantly improve your vision for many years.
Ans: LASIK surgery is usually not painful. Before the procedure, your eye will be numbed with special drops. You might feel some pressure or discomfort, but it's typically brief. Afterward, your eyes may feel a bit scratchy or dry for a day or two.
Ans: You must be 18 or older to be eligible for LASIK. There are more factors to be eligible for this safest surgery of glass removal. Also, the age limit for this surgery is generally considered 45 years.
Ans: LASIK can eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses, but one might need glasses as he/she ages.
Ans: LASIK eliminates the power at the present but does not guarantee the lifetime solution. The power may fluctuate in future. Specially, as we age, there is need for glasses for near vision tasks.
Ans: LASIK can have side effects, although they are usually temporary. These may include dry eyes, glare, halos, or difficulty with night vision. Serious complications are rare but can occur. It's crucial to discuss potential risks and benefits with your surgeon before the procedure.
Ans: LASIK recovery is relatively quick. Most people can return to normal activities within 3 days after the surgery. You might experience some temporary discomfort and fluctuations in vision during the first few days to weeks.
Ans: Not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK or other laser eye surgeries. People with certain eye conditions, unstable prescriptions, or health issues like diabetes may not be suitable. Your eye doctor will assess your individual circumstances to determine if LASIK is right for you.
Ans: The cost of the surgery will range between 35,000 to 90,000 which will totally depend on your eye conditions and type of LASIK chosen by you.
Ans: If your have any other serious problems like uncontrolled diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, keratoconus (corneal thinning), etc then you should avoid this surgery until your eyes become healthy. Also, Pregnant women are not eligible (as hormonal changes take place).
Ans: Yes, LASIK surgery is generally considered safe and has a high success rate, but like any surgery, it carries some risks and potential side effects.
Ans: Bladeless LASIK uses a laser instead of a blade to create a corneal flap during the procedure. The laser reshapes the cornea to correct vision issues, offering a precise and potentially safer alternative to traditional LASIK with a microkeratome blade.