What you need to know about the LASIK Eye Procedure
January 23, 2023
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Lasik surgery in Kerala is rising in popular demand to live a glass-free life without eyeglasses or contact lenses. The LASIK eye procedure is a popular laser surgery that is used to correct vision problems. In this article, we will discuss what you need to know about the LASIK eye procedure, including:
- What LASIK is and how it helps
- The benefits of the procedure
- Costs associated with it
- Who can benefit from LASIK surgery
What is the LASIK Eye Procedure?
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a laser surgery that is used to correct vision problems such as myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. It involves using a laser beam to reshape the cornea, which is the clear outer layer of tissue that covers the front of the eye. This helps improve visual clarity and reduce or eliminate dependence on glasses.
The Benefits of LASIK Surgery:
The benefits of undergoing LASIK surgery include:
– Get rid of contact lenses and glasses
– improved clarity of vision
– Fast recovery time
– No general anesthesia is required; eye drops are given for any pain
– No pain during or after the surgery.
How much does LASIK Surgery cost?
Dr. Rani Menon’s Eye Clinic in Thrissur does the most advanced Lasik surgery in Kerala at a competitive and reasonable cost.
Who can benefit from LASIK Surgery?
Not everyone is a candidate for LASIK surgery. Ideal candidates usually have healthy eyes without any autoimmune diseases or other medical conditions that could affect healing post-surgery. At Dr. Rani Menon’s Eye Clinic, we recommend Lasik treatment in Kerala for patients in the age group 18 to 45 only.
Ideal candidates are:
- Those with myopia (near-sightedness) between 1-10 dioptre.
- Those with up to 6 dioptre hypermetropia (farsightedness).
- Stable power (those candidates whose power has not changed in the last year).
- The appropriate thickness of the cornea.
- Other tests may be prescribed.
Lasik is very useful for people whose occupation or passion makes glasses/spectacles a blemish. We can think of many such examples such as dancers, swimmers, police/army, models, actors, or simply people who wear thick glasses which makes it impossible to see without them.
What to expect during your LASIK Procedure?
After all your tests, you will meet our counselor who will explain all the steps to you. The date and time are fixed at your and your doctor’s convenience. On the date of the procedure, you will be taken to the Lasik operation theatre, where you will lie down on the operation table. You just have to let the doctor and the Lasik machine do their job.
At Dr. Rani Menon’s Eye Clinic, we use a microkeratome machine (which is completely automated) and then the custom vise laser to smoothen the surface of the cornea. It merely takes 1.4 seconds for the machine to correct one dioptre power.
Unlike other surgeries, there are no bandages involved. All that is needed is a pair of spectacles to temporarily protect your eyes.
You can return home a few hours afterward. You will be properly guided by our qualified staff as to how to take care of yourself after the surgery.
There are certain post-Lasik instructions to follow:
- Rest for 2-3 days
- You may experience dry eyes
- Avoid sports for 2weeks
- Use protective glasses for a while
- Avoid swimming for a month
- You can start working with computers after 3-4 days
- There may be glare/haloes to light for a few days.
Lasik Treatment In Kerala
Dr. Rani Menon’s Eye Clinic provides the best Lasik Treatment in Kerala with the most modern and best quality AI-controlled equipment like the wavelight EX 500 Excimer Laser (Optilasik) and experienced doctors to ensure that you get the best treatment and crystal clear vision.
Only patients who are eligible for treatment are encouraged to do Lasik surgery. All the necessary tests and consultations are completed before the date of the surgery.
As you can see, this procedure is safe and pain-free. Don’t let the fear of the procedure stop you from taking advantage of this opportunity to have a spectacle-free life.