Lasik Surgery: The Best Glass Removal Surgery in Delhi

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.

Lasik Surgery: The Best Laser Eye Surgery in Delhi

Best Lasik surgery in Delhi

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.

What are the options to remove Glasses?

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.

Options for glass removal

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.

Simplified Process of LASIK Surgery

In Lasik surgeries with Flap (Customized LASIK with Blade and Femto LASIK), the below steps are followed:

  1. Flap Creation:
    •    The first step in LASIK surgery is creating a thin flap on the cornea, which is the clear front part of the eye.
    •    The surgeon uses a special fine blade or laser to make a small, hinged flap on the surface of the cornea.
  2. Open the Flap:
    •    After creating the flap, the surgeon gently lifts and opens it, exposing the underlying corneal tissue.
    •    It's a bit like lifting a tiny door on the eye to access the area where the vision correction will take place.
Process of LASIK Surgery
  1. Using Laser:
    •    With the flap open, a laser is used to reshape the cornea i.e. the actual vision correction happens.
    •    The laser precisely removes a small amount of corneal tissue, changing its shape
  2. Close the Flap:
    •    Once the laser has done its work, the surgeon carefully places the flap back into its original position.
    •    The natural suction of the cornea helps hold the flap in place, and it starts to heal without needing stitches.

In these 4 simple steps, you can look the world clearly without specs.

Selection Criteria for LASIK

  • You must be 18 or older
  • Your glass prescription should be stable for 1 year (0.25 change is considered normal)
  • Your eyes should be healthy and not consisting any other serious problems like uncontrolled diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, keratoconus (corneal thinning), etc.
  • Pregnant women are not eligible (as hormonal changes take place)
Selection Criteria for LASIK Pre-operative assessment on in order to decide upon your suitability for treatment. This may include test for
  • Dilated retinal examination
  • Pupil size and intra-ocular pressure
  • Tear Film Analysis (Dry Eye)
  • Corneal topography (Using Phoenix and Pentacam Tests)

Customized LASIK (Microkeratome Blade)

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.

  • Accuracy: The Microkeratome Blade allows for precise flap creation, contributing to the accuracy of the procedure.
  • Quick Recovery: Many people experience a relatively fast recovery, with improved vision often noticeable within a short period.
Recovery Time: 1-2 Days

Femtosecond Lasik

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:
  • Bladeless: Uses a laser, not a blade, for corneal flap creation, boosting safety.
  • Personalized Treatment: Tailors the plan to individual eyesight and refractive error.
  • Speedy Healing: Laser-generated flap leads to faster recovery, minimizing post-operative issues.
  • Enhanced Precision: Laser ensures accurate corneal flap creation, improving visual outcomes.
  • Improved Vision: Advanced technology in Femtosecond Lasik enhances vision quality.
  • Patient Comfort: Bladeless method and efficient flap-making process provide greater comfort.
Recovery Time: 1-2 Days
Femtosecond Lasik treatment

Topo-guided Contour Treatment

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. Topo-guided contour treatment

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.

  • A customized treatment plan based on corneal topography maps.
  • Accurate correction of refractive irregularities and errors in the cornea.
  • Treatment of higher-order aberrations as well as irregular astigmatism.
  • Sharper, clearer better vision, with more detail.
  • Superior overall visual performance which includes the clarity of vision, the sensitivity to contrast as well as night vision.
  • Enhances or maintains the natural quality of vision.
  • Stability and predictability of outcomes.
  • Contribute to enhanced safety and reduced risks associated with the surgery.
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Trans PRK (Transepithelial Photorefractive Keratectomy)

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.

Trans PRK Laser Surgery Process:
  • TransPRK is a surface ablation technique where the laser directly interacts with the cornea's surface without the need for creating a corneal flap.
  • The procedure removes the corneal epithelium, the outermost layer, and reshapes the corneal tissue with a laser to correct vision.
  • Treatment of the Surface: It is an FDA-approved surface-based laser refractive procedure which does not involve the creation or enlargement of corneal flaps, making it ideal for patients who have thinner corneas or those who are susceptible to complications associated with them.
  • No Flap Creation: Unlike LASIK, TransPRK doesn't involve making a corneal flap, reducing the risk of flap-related complications.
  • Quick Recovery: Patients typically experience a quick recovery since there's no need for a corneal flap to heal.
  • Suitable for Thin Corneas: It may be suitable for individuals with thin corneas, as there's no flap creation that could further thin the cornea.
  • Improves safety: By forgoing corneal flaps, Trans PRK minimizes any associated risks such as epithelial ingrowth or dislocation of flaps.
  • Trans PRK may reduce the risk of corneal Ectasia - a condition characterized by weak and deformed corneas - significantly.
  • Stability over Time: Trans PRK was found to provide long-term stability, with many patients maintaining their vision and refractive correction over time.

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.
  • Long sessions of reading or watching TV: 5 days
  • Driving: 1 week
  • Eye-makeup: 3 weeks
  • Swimming: 4 weeks
  • Light sports: 3 Weeks
  • Contact sports: 4 weeks

Phakic IOLs (ICL and IPCL Surgery )

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).

ICL Surgery for glass removal

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.

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RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange) 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.

RLE Surgery

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

Best Lasik Surgeon in Delhi

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.

Best Lasik Surgeon in Delhi

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.


FAQs related to Cataract Removal
Q.1 What does LASIK surgery do?

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.

Q.2 Does LASIK permanently fix eyes?

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.

Q.3 Is LASIK surgery painful?

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.

Q.4 At what age can you get LASIK?

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.

Q.5 Will I need glasses after LASIK?

Ans: LASIK can eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses, but one might need glasses as he/she ages.

Q.6 Is LASIK lifetime?

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.

Q.7 Does LASIK have side effects?

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.

Q.8 How long is LASIK recovery?

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.

Q.9 Who is not suitable for laser eye surgery?

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.

Q.10 How much LASIK cost in Delhi?

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.

Q.11 Who should avoid LASIK?

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).

Q.12 Is it safe to do LASIK surgery?

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.

Q.13 How is Bladeless LASIK done?

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.