Expert Talk: Our best eye surgeon and LASIK specialist Dr Aman Malik busts common Myths about LASIK.

Some frequently asked questions about LASIK eye surgery.

Is LASIK a painful procedure? 

Not at all. LASIK is completely a painless procedure. We use topical anaesthetical drops to fully numb your eyes before the LASIK surgery begins. So it’s totally painless. Infact many patients comment on how surprised they are of not feeling pain with their LASIK surgery. During the laser correction you may feel a light pressure sensation around your eye.

 

Can both eyes be treated at the same time?

Yes. Most patients find it much more convenient to have both eyes treated on the same day.

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Will my vision worsen after the procedure. 

LASIK makes you free of spectacles and contact lenses. It’s the procedure to improve your vision and not to worsen it. At Sharp Sight, we have some of the best eye doctors for LASIK eye surgery.

 

Will my refractive error reappear after the LASIK. 

In 95% cases the power number completely disappears after LASIK but every individual is unique which means they react differently. Some people have varying amount of healing patterns. When you have higher number there are chances of regression which means reappearing of number. Reappearance of number does not mean that if your number prior to surgery was of 6 or 7 then after regression, it will become 6 or 7 again. If at all your power comes back, which is a rare case, it will become .75 or something. But even if it does, we can always go back and redo LASIK. We can always enhance the aberration of the cornea and redo LASIK. Basically, LASIK reduces your dependency on glasses.

 

What about recovery period after LASIK? 

Recovery? You will be back to your regular work within 3 days. Vision corrective results from LASIK surgery are typically very rapid and many patients are able to see clearly 24-48 hours after surgery. Further vision improvement may continue over several months. Your doctor will recommend avoiding certain activities, like swimming or contact sports for several weeks.

 

Will I have any kind of side effects?

Not at all. Infact LASIK is one of the safest medical procedures. And if at all there are any side effects they are very minor and treatable.

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Can I go blind after LASIK?

With today’s advanced technology no body can go blind after LASIK eye surgery. But make sure you go to one of the best eye hospitals for LASIK eye surgery.

 

Laser vision correction is so new that no one really knows if there are any long-term side effects.

LASIK is not at all new. It’s been there for 24 years. And, it’s safe!

 

Is LASIK eye surgery risky?

Not at all. Like mentioned before its one of the safest medical procedures in medical fraternity.

 

LASIK does not work well for all candidates?

LASIK usually works only in 90% cases. That’s why before you decide on LASIK you have to get your eyes thoroughly checked by an ophthalmologist. Only then, your doctor can decide which procedure is well suited for you – LASIK, PRK, ICL. LASIK is not fit for all eyes.

 

Can you tell us something about pre LASIK work up?

The proper examination of eye is what we refer as pre LASIK work up. LASIK is basically when we raise the flap of your eye which is the outermost layer of the cornea and correct your number with the help of laser. So in a way we are operating on outermost layer of the eye. So in pre LASIK work up we do proper scanning of the cornea and analyse the corneal thickness and we decide if we will be able to remove your number or not. So now a days pre LASIK work up is essential. Without doing this no body will touch your eye.

 

What is Femtosecond LASIK?

Femtosecond LASIK is the latest procedure going on in the world. Basically, it’s a total laser procedure. In normal LASIK procedure, blade (microkeratome) is used and then laser corrects your number whereas in femto LASIK this flap too is made with the help of laser. So it’s a total laser procedure.

 

There is only one type of laser used to treat all patients. 

Actually, there are a variety of lasers that can be used to treat a patient’s eyes. After a proper screening and confirmation of the condition that needs to be corrected, a surgeon can identify the most appropriate laser needed to treat your condition. Surgeons who have access to a wider variety of lasers, ensure that their patients are treated with the laser best suited for their condition. At Sharp Sight, one of the best eye hospitals in Delhi NCR, we have different lasers to choose from. It is not one-laser-fits all.

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