Who is not suitable for LASIK eye surgery?
The following candidates are not suitable for LASIK eye surgery –
- above40 years of age
- thin cornea
- highly myopic eyes
- corneal diseases like dystrophies
- dry eyes
- pregnancy and lactation
- auto immune diseases
what does LASIK eye surgery do?
LASIK stands for Laser in situ keratomileuses. In this surgery, the shape of the cornea is changed with the help of lasers so that the incoming light rays are focused on the retina and a clear image is performed. It is a pain-free surgery and hardly takes 10-15 minutes for each eye.
Can LASIK make you go blind?
LASIK eye surgery is a very safe procedure and few complication rate. Usually, dry eyes, some amount of redness, transient blurring of vision can occur after LASIK eye surgery and they usually respond in few weeks of time. Serious complications like blindness is quite rare.
How many days rest is required after LASIK eye surgery?
Usually, patients start seeing clearly within 24 hours, however, it all depends from patient to patient. Initial precautions are needed for 1 week, thereafter the majority of normal activities can be resumed.
Is it worth getting LASIK eye surgery done after the age of 40?
After the age of 40, people start having difficulty in reading and doing near work which is known as Presbyopia. Hence special considerations may be required.
What is the best age to get LASIK done?
LASIK eye surgery can be done once a person has a stable refractive error, preferably for two years. Though LASIK can be done above 18 years of age, the preferable age would be the mid-twenties.
Is LASIK eye surgery painful?
No, it’s not painful. Anesthetic drops are put into the eyes before the procedure and the patient might feel some pressure but no pain.
How long will LASIK last?
The longevity of LASIK depends on the age at which it is performed and patient-dependent factors. Usually patient retains good vision without glasses for up to 10 years or more.
How can I get insurance to cover LASIK?
Usually, LASIK eye surgery is not covered by insurance companies. In some exceptional cases, partial coverage may be possible but that depends upon the insurance companies.
What is the cost of LASIK?
LASIK eye surgery in India costs between 1000$ to 3500$. the cost of the surgery depends on the type of procedure, the institute where it is done, and other patient-dependent factors.
What is contoura vision LASIK?
It is a new technology with high precision that corrects the refractive error according to the corneal topography (corneal curvature maps)
Is contoura LASIK better than LASIK?
Patients experience better vision after contour LASIK because it not only corrects the curvature of the cornea but also corrects the irregularities on the surface of the cornea. Regular LASIK only corrects the corneal curvature.
Is contoura LASIK bladeless?
Bladeless LASIK is that in which laser is used to make a corneal flap ( Femtosecond laser-assisted)
Which is better blade or bladeless LASIK?
In regular LASIK, the corneal flap is made manually by microkeratome. In Bladeless LASIK, the corneal flap is made by a femtosecond Laser which is more precise and accurate.
How much does contoura LASIK eye surgery cost?
It usually costs between 1500$-3000$ for both the eyes.
What is SMILE eye surgery?
SMILE stands for Small incision lenticular extraction in which from a small opening in the cornea, a lenticular( some corneal tissue ) is removed changing its curvature and correcting the power.
What is RELEx SMILE?
Alex stands for Refractive lenticular extraction in which corneal lenticular is removed from an incision of 2mm only.
Is SMILE better than LASIK?
SMILE doesn’t require the formation of a corneal flap, unlike LASIK. Hence there are no chances of flap-related complications. Also, there are fewer chances of dry eyes in SMILE. Outcome wise, both the surgeries have a comparable visual outcome
Is RELEx SMILE safe?
It is a safe surgery and especially preferred in patients with dry eyes.
What is the cost of RELEx SMILE?
The cost is the same as LASIK between 1500 $ -3000$.
How long does relex SMILE take to heal?
Patients might experience some blurring of vision for 48 hours. However, after that, they regain good vision and 100% vision is usually recovered in one 1week.
What is ICL surgery?
In this surgery, an artificial lens is implanted in front of the natural lens behind the iris. Thus this artificial lens works with the natural lens to improve the vision of the patient.
Is ICL surgery permanent?
Implantable Collamer lenses are designed to be left permanently in the eye. However, they can be removed, if needed.
How long does ICL last?
ICL lasts for a lifetime.
Is ICL safer than LASIK?
In myopia of 6.5 D and above ICL is preferred over LASIK eye surgery.
How much does ICL surgery cost?
IN India, ICL surgery costs between 1500$-3000$.