LASIK stands for Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis. It is a form of laser eye surgery that can correct a wide range of vision imperfections. The procedure is characterized by the creation of a flap in the cornea (the surface of the eye), before a computer-guided excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea to correct the patient’s vision. The creation of the corneal flap improves results compared with traditional Custom Surface PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), and also helps to speed recovery and minimize discomfort.
FEMTOSECOND LASER LASIK
Enables freedom of clear vision! It is one of the surgeries that treat refractive errors of the eye. Lasik has quickly become the procedure of choice for most patients because they recover quickly and have fewer side effects and complications than with other methods of vision correction. Over the years, Lasik has come a long way. With advance in technology, vision correction has now become an easy and extremely safe procedure. Femtosecond Lasik or Bladeless Lasik is the latest technology introduced for patients suffering from Myopia (near sightedness), Hyperopia (far sightedness) or Astigmatism.
Why Mehta Eye Clinic for Lasik?
Mehta eye clinic has been doing LASIK procedure since last 16 years one of the first and the most experienced center in city of Mumbai. Over 16 years, MEC has changed the technology three times. MEC now offers the most advanced form of LASIK (FEMTOLASIK), so even those who were not previously eligible for LASIK surgery, may now be suitable candidates. After LASIK at MEC with the LASIK procedure, there is a 99% chance that you’ll have need to wear glasses for long distance vision.
Lasik Advantages at Mehta Eye Clinic
Advanced Pre-Lasik workup
Lasik Operation FAQs
The LASIK procedure is virtually painless. Topical anesthesia (drops that are placed in the eye) is used during the procedure, and you should not experience any significant discomfort at any stage of the procedure.
For the first 24 hours after the procedure, there may be dryness or a sensation that there is a grain of sand in your eye. After 24 hours, there should be no discomfort at all.
Our success is built upon giving our patients the very best outcome that can possibly be achieved through laser correction. We attribute our Laser technology and the expertise of our Lasik Specialists to give you an individualized laser correction based on your eye needs. This has enabled us to give our patients sharper, better and clearer vision than what they experience with glasses and contact lenses. We maintain the highest standards of safety and patient care. The percentage of our patients achieving 6/6 or 20/20 vision is very high.
Most of the eye growth takes place upto the age of 18 years. After this the eye number tends to stabilize and not change. Lasik should be done after the stability of the glass number has occurred for at least 1 year. The results are then permanent.
Laser technology used plays an extremely important role in the Laser Vision Correction. By choosing your laser technology and choosing a reputed Lasik team, you will ensure that you get the results of better, sharper and safe natural vision. Ensure that you get the Doctor’s personal attention, he / she can answer all your queries and that he / she is certified in Laser Correction & Refractive Surgery.
Visual recovery after treatment is rapid. Most people achieve good vision the day after surgery and find that their eyes feel fairly normal 24 hours later. You will be able to resume your routine activities like driving, watching T.V, Reading and working on the computer within 2 days. However, your sight will improve even further, and the very best vision could take two weeks to achieve.
Once you have booked a time for a consultation on 91-22-21023648 / 2102 3964 or through the website, you will be asked a number of simple questions that will help us to prepare for your consultation.
We would ask that you stop wearing soft contact lenses 3-4 days prior to your Lasik check up as they may affect the readings we obtain relating to your eyes. If you wear semi soft lenses you will need to stop wearing the lenses for 3 weeks. Your check up will take about 45 minutes during which you will be obtaining information about the procedure. After the check up the Lasik specialists will give you in-depth knowledge about what you can expect and achieve as.
Increased safety and the predictability of the procedure, world over and at MEC both eyes are treated at the same time.
LASIK can correct the broadest range of vision imperfections, so even people who were previously unsuitable for LASIK may now be able to enjoy the benefits of laser vision correction with LASIK.
LASIK can be used to correct nearsightedness (myopia) up to -12 diopters, farsightedness (hyperopia) up to +5 diopters, and astigmatism up to -5 diopte.
You must be 18 years of age or older, and have had stable vision for at least one year before surgery. You must have healthy eyes that are free of disease, scars, retinal problems and corneal malformations. It’s also important to have realistic expectations and objectives for surgery, but this will be discussed with you at your initial assessment.
MEC now offers the most advanced form of LASIK, so even those who were not previously eligible for LASIK surgery, may now be suitable candidates.
Your initial LASIK assessment will take around one hour. During your initial assessment you will receive a complete eye examination, along with a number of special tests that are not routinely performed for glasses or contact lens fitting. These completely painless, non-invasive tests allow us to determine whether you are an appropriate candidate for LASIK, or another refractive procedure. During this examination, your eyes may be dilated. For surgery, you will be in the operation room for about 20 minutes. You will need to allow a total of about an hour on the day of your surgery, to allow for surgical preparation and postoperative instructions. Follow-up examinations are routinely performed 1 day, 1 week, 1 month and 3 months after your surgery.
In most cases, LASIK offers patients a rapid recovery of vision with little or no discomfort. However, the visual results are not instantaneous, particularly for patients with more than 5 diopters of myopia.
In most cases, LASIK recovery takes only a few days, but it may take up to three weeks, sometimes longer, for the shape of the cornea to stabilize following surgery for those with severe myopia. On day after Lasik you will have good vision without specs to enable you to carry out your normal activities. The quality of sharpness of vision continues to improve to about 4 to 6 weeks.
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