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Lasik for Spectacles Removal

LASIK : is the acronym for Laser-In Situ Keratomileusis, a type of refractive eye surgery by permanently reshaping the cornea which is the clear covering of the front of the eye, using an excimer laser.



The Excimer laser is micron precise i e 1/1000 mm. If a hair strand is subjected to a Laser shot and then examined under a scanning electron microscope, the adjacent area to the shot will be found unharmed. Hence the safety of the adjacent eye structures.

LASIK is a simple, fast, and highly predictable surgical procedure performed in an appropriate sterile environment with regulated temperature and humidity.

LASER treatment is possible in patients above 18 yrs .The power should be stabilized during the previous one year.

Investigations:

Initially patient is subjected to complete eye checkup for:

Screening tests such as

Three dimensional testing of the entire eyeball gives us information about the corneal curvature on both front and the back side, thickness at multiple points of cornea and presence of high order aberrations. When the latter is present, the choice of procedure is custom ablation rather than regular ablation to give better contrast sensitivity.

LASIK treatment gives a person the following advantages:

INTRALASE:

One of the most advanced laser eye surgery procedures today is IntraLase. This is also known as bladeless LASIK or All -laser LASIK. In traditional LASIK surgery, the micro keratome or the hand-held blade is used to make the flap on the cornea so that the laser can be used beneath the flap. In Intralase, instead of using the micro keratome blade, a femto second laser is used.

Benefits: