LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis), commonly referred to as laser eye surgery or laser vision correction, is a type of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. The LASIK surgery is performed by an Ophthalmologist who uses a laser or microkeratome to reshape the eye’s cornea in order to improve visual acuity.
In general, Lasik patients are between 21 to 40 years of age with stable refractive error. But this surgery can be successfully applied to older patients as well who are suffering from presbyopia and need bifocals.
When a patient is prescribed a Lasik Surgery he has to go through a series of eye investigations like Refraction, Keratometry, Corneal Topography, Topography on Schiempflug by SIRIUS, Ocular Response Analyser, AS- OCT Pachymeter before consulting the surgeon to discuss about the possible refractive error corrections.
LASIK surgery is PAINLESS. LASIK affects only the front surface of the eye, so chances of getting serious complication is very rare. No patching is required after surgery. More than 99% of LASIK patients are satisfied with the visual outcome. Side effects of this surgery are mild dry eye and rarely significant complications are complained by patients.
i-LASIK/ Contoura Lasik are latest advancement in Refractive Surgery.