Eye Laser Surgery
The clarity of our vision is dependent on the accurate focusing of light rays upon the retina (the retina is the inner lining of the back of the eye that is sensitive to light and on which the photos of what we see are formed). But sometimes, because of an imperfectly shaped eyeball, lens or cornea (the clear front portion of the eye through which we see), the light rays do not focus accurately on the retina, thereby resulting in improper vision. These focusing errors are called ‘refractive errors’ and can be of several types such as myopia (nearsightedness or minus errors), hyperopia (farsightedness or plus errors) or astigmatism (distorted vision or cylindrical errors ).
These errors can be corrected using non-surgical procedures like glasses or contact lens or surgical procedures like Refractive Surgery.
What is Refractive Surgery?
Refractive Surgery is an eye surgery designed to correct the refractive (focusing) error in the eye. The surgery works by altering the shape of the cornea so that light rays can be focused directly on the retina.
There are various surgical procedures like PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ keratomileusis) and the latest Customised Lasik using wave front technology , LASEK (Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis), Surface Ablations & Phakic Intraocular Lens (IOL). However, different procedures are suitable for different eyes and refractive errors . Contact us for more information regarding the procedure best suited for your eyes.Whatever procedure is adopted,it usually gives crystal clear vision post operatively.
Who is Eligible for Refractive Surgery?
All patients are thoroughly screened to assess their eligibility for refractive surgery.The following basic criteria should be met before contemplating refractive surgery.
- The Patient must be at least 18 Year of Age.
- The number should be stable for at least one year.
- The patient must have sufficiently thick cornea for safe treatment [this is measured pre operatively.
- The eye should be free from eye problems like macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy etc.
- Retinal examination should not reveal any abnormality.
How will Refractive Surgery benefit you?
After Refractive Surgery, you can enjoy improved eyesight and no or reduced dependency on contact lenses or glasses. This can definitely be advantageous in several ways:
- Sharp and clear vision without glasses and contact lenses.
- If you are an athlete, swimmer or a sports person, improved unaided vision can enhance your performance on field.
- If you are a high myopic, you could be handicapped in an emergency when caught without your glasses. This unaided vision can ensure safety.
- Improves appearance and self esteem.
- Enhances lifestyle and career opportunities.