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Who should you approach – a successful Lasek specialist, or the best Lasik specialist in Mumbai? After all, both Lasik and Lasek are effective procedures to correct the refractive error of the eye. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: LASIK Versus LASEK – Which Is Better? - Arohi Eye Hospital

LASIK and LASEK are two different surgical
options that can treat refractive errors like
nearsightedness, farsightedness, and
astigmatism. If you have till date thought that
both the procedures are same, with just a
difference in the spelling, used differently by
different people, or if you have yet not known
the difference between the two, this blog will
help you understand not just the differences,
but also the similarities, and the advantages of
one over the other.
What is LASIK? LASIK is one of the most common
surgeries performed to treat refractive errors
of patients all over the world. It is also the
fastest surgery that requires the patient to
only devote 10-15 minutes of their time to have
their refractive error treated! However, the care
to be taken after the surgery needs some time
for the eyes to recover better.
Though, not every patient is the right candidate
for LASIK. This is why comprehensive analysis of
the eye is done to determine if LASIK surgery is
the right option for the patient or not. If it
does, the patient is required to come to the
hospital on the day of the surgery a while
before the surgery time. Drops are instilled to
comfort the eyes and make them numb. Then, the
patient is made to lie down on a bed with eyes
open. A metal instrument is inserted into the
eyes to help keep the eyes open during the
surgery time. Then, with the help of a
femtosecond laser, the surgeon will form a flap
on the corneal surface, which is then lifted to
get access to the cornea. With the help of an
excimer laser, the surgeon then ablates a small
number of corneal tissues to reshape the cornea,
which helps to focus the light right on the
retina to bring clear vision. Remember, the
surgery involves modifications done to the eye,
which is one of the most vital organs of your
body. So, whenever you are planning to undergo
the procedure, make sure to have it done by the
best Lasik specialist in Mumbai, one like Arohi
Eye Hospital, that has the perfectly experienced
surgeons to perform the task. What is
LASEK? LASEK has been in existence since 1996,
which combines the procedures of LASIK and
Photorefractive Keratectomy to avoid all kinds
of possible complications. LASEK also uses
excimer laser to reshape the cornea, but during
this procedure, a partial incision is done on
the edges of the cornea with the help of a
trephine blade. Then, sterile ethanol solution
is used to detach the epithelium from one side
then, excimer laser is used for ablation, after
which the corneal flap is repositioned to its
original position. A bandage contact lens is
placed on the eyes for a few days after the
surgery to help the cornea heal.
  • LASIK or LASEK Which is better?
  • While we arent the ones who can tell you which
    procedure is better over the other, as every
    individual needs to have a personalized
    examination done by a specialist to determine the
    right kind of treatment, but we can definitely
    let you know the advantages of one procedure
    over the other.
  • LASIK is a well-recognized, trusted, and safe
    procedure that has been used since years to
    treat refractive errors. It is a quick, painless
    surgery that requires no incisions and no
    needles. Also, the results are seen just within
    a few hours of the surgery, which can last a
    lifetime. Although mild irritation may be
    experienced, it goes away with time.
  • LASEK is more advanced than LASIK with lesser
  • possibilities. However, there is an incision
    involved, and thus, eye bandage and frequent
    artificial tears are involved after the surgery.
    This also requires more recovery time than LASIK,
    which means clear vision restored only after 3-4
  • You can see how both LASIK and LASEK are
    effective, but both have different procedures,
    different recoveries, and different pros
  • cons. So, we cant say that one procedure is
    better over the other, as both bring effective
    results. However, what you need to analyze is
    that which surgery is better for your particular
    condition and for that, you need to undergo
    certain examinations and tests by an eye
  • specialist.
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