Inauguration of Disha Eye Hospital at Berhampore
Disha Eye Hospitals opened it’s 10th hospital at Berhampore in Murshidabad district on 5t Read More
Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is a procedure to correct near sightedness (myopia), far sightedness (hyperopia) and cylindrical (astigmatism) errors. Spectacles are often viewed as a disability both physically and cosmetically. This procedure reshapes the contour of the cornea which is the outer transparent portion of the eye and thereby correcting the refractive error. In this procedure a thin flap of the cornea is made and folded using an oscillating blade called the micro-kerotome. The corneal flap is then folded and the Eximer laser reshapes the cornea to correct the refractive error. The corneal flap is then put back and a temporary contact lens is put for protection. This is then removed in a couple of day’s time.
Yes it is an US FDA approved technique and in western countries such as the United States over 70% of refractive error has been corrected by LASIK. Here is Disha we are using the latest technology the Wavelight Eximer Ex500. So you can be rest assured about the safety aspect of it.
The ophthalmologist would require you to undergo certain tests before you can qualify for the surgery. The most important criteria is the corneal thickness, other criteria includes corneal mapping, retinal and lens status once these are in conformity only then you’ll be able to undergo LASIK surgery.
You must be above 18 to qualify for the procedure. There are some tests which are needed to be done before someone can qualify for a Lasik surgery. Also if you are above 40 then even after LASIK surgery you might require reading glasses.