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Title: LASIK eye surgery

LASIK Eye Surgery
LASIK eye surgery is the best known and most
commonly performed laser refractive surgery to
correct vision problems. Laser-assisted in situ
keratomileusis (LASIK) can be an alternative to
glasses or contact lenses. During LASIK surgery,
a special type of cutting laser is used to
precisely change the shape of the dome-shaped
clear tissue at the front of your eye (cornea) to
improve vision. In eyes with normal vision, the
cornea bends (refracts) light precisely onto the
retina at the back of the eye. But with
nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness
(hyperopia) or astigmatism, the light is bent
incorrectly, resulting in blurred
vision. Glasses or contact lenses can correct
vision, but reshaping the cornea itself also will
provide the necessary refraction.
Why it's done
LASIK surgery may be an option for the correction
of one of these vision problems
Nearsightedness (myopia). When your eyeball is
slightly longer than normal or when the cornea
curves too sharply, light rays focus in front of
the retina and blur distant vision. You can see
objects that are close fairly clearly, but not
those that are far away. Farsightedness
(hyperopia). When you have a shorter than average
eyeball or a cornea that is too flat, light
focuses behind the retina instead of on it. This
makes near vision, and sometimes distant vision,
blurry. Astigmatism. When the cornea curves or
flattens unevenly, the result is astigmatism,
which disrupts focus of near and distant vision.
If you're considering LASIK surgery, you probably
already wear glasses or contact lenses. Your eye
doctor will talk with you about whether LASIK
surgery or another similar refractive procedure
is an option that will work for you.
Complications that result in a loss of vision are
very rare. But certain side effects of LASIK eye
surgery, particularly dry eyes and temporary
visual problems such as glare, are fairly common.
These usually clear up after a few weeks or
months, and very few people consider them to be a
long-term problem.
Risks of LASIK surgery include
Dry eyes. LASIK surgery causes a temporary
decrease in tear production. For the first six
months or so after your surgery, your eyes may
feel unusually dry as they heal. Dry eyes can
reduce the quality of your vision. Your eye
doctor might recommend eyedrops for dry eyes. If
you experience severe dry eyes, you could opt for
another procedure to get special plugs put in
your tear ducts to prevent your tears from
draining away from the surface of your eyes.
Glare, halos and double vision. You may have
difficulty seeing at night after surgery, which
usually lasts a few days to a few weeks. You
might notice increased light sensitivity, glare,
halos around bright lights or double vision.
Even when a good visual result is measured under
standard testing conditions, your vision in dim
light (such as at dusk or in fog) may be reduced
to a greater degree after the surgery than before
the surgery.
Undercorrections. If the laser removes too little
tissue from your eye, you won't get the clearer
vision results you were hoping for.
Undercorrections are more common for people who
are nearsighted. You may need another LASIK
procedure within a year to remove more tissue.
Overcorrections. It's also possible that the
laser will remove too much tissue from your eye.
Overcorrections may be more difficult to fix than
Astigmatism. Astigmatism can be caused by uneven
tissue removal. It may require additional
surgery, glasses or contact lenses.
Flap problems. Folding back or removing the flap
from the front of your eye during surgery can
cause complications, including infection and
excess tears. The outermost corneal tissue layer
may grow abnormally underneath the flap during
the healing process.
Regression. Regression is when your vision slowly
changes back toward your original prescription.
This is a less common complication. Vision loss
or changes. Rarely, surgical complications can
result in loss of vision. Some people also may
not see as sharply or clearly as previously.
Conditions that increase risks
Certain health conditions can increase the risks
associated with LASIK surgery or make the outcome
less predictable.
Doctors may not recommend laser refractive
surgery for you if you have certain conditions,
  • Autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid
  • A weakened immune system caused by
    immunosuppressive medications or HIV
  • Persistent dry eyes
  • Recent changes in vision due to medications,
    hormonal changes, pregnancy, breast-feeding or
  • Inflammation of the cornea, lid disorders, eye
    injuries or eye diseases, such as uveitis, herpes
    simplex affecting the eye area, glaucoma or

LASIK surgery is usually not advisable if you
  • Have an eye disease that causes the cornea to
    thin and bulge, or if you have a family history
    of it
  • Have fairly good overall vision
  • Have severe nearsightedness
  • Have very large pupils or thin corneas
  • Have age-related eye changes that cause vision to
    be less clear
  • Participate in contact sports that may be
    associated with blows to the face

How you prepare
Steps you can take to prepare for surgery include
  • Know what surgery may cost you. LASIK surgery is
    usually considered elective surgery, so most
    insurance companies won't cover the cost of the
    surgery. Be prepared to pay out-of-pocket for
    your expenses.
  • Arrange for a ride home. You'll need to have
    someone drive you to and from your place of
    surgery. Immediately after surgery, you might
    still feel the effects of medicine given to you
    before surgery, and your vision may be blurry.
  • Skip the eye makeup. Don't use eye makeup, cream,
    perfumes or lotions on the day before and the day
    of your surgery. Your doctor may also instruct
    you to clean your eyelashes daily or more often
    in the days leading up to surgery, to remove
    debris and minimize your risk of infection.

During the procedure
LASIK surgery is usually completed in 30 minutes
or less. During the procedure, you lie on your
back in a reclining chair. You may be given
medicine to help you relax.
After numbing drops are placed in your eye, your
doctor uses an instrument to hold your eyelids
A suction ring placed on your eye just before
cutting the corneal flap may cause a feeling of
pressure, and your vision may dim a little.
Your eye surgeon uses a small blade or cutting
laser to cut a small hinged flap away from the
front of your eye. Folding back the flap allows
your doctor to access the part of your cornea to
be reshaped.
Using a programmed laser, your eye surgeon
reshapes parts of your cornea. With each pulse of
the laser beam, a tiny amount of corneal tissue
is removed. After reshaping the cornea, the
surgeon lays the flap back into place. The flap
usually heals without stitches.
During the surgery, you'll be asked to focus on a
point of light. Staring at this light helps you
keep your eye fixed while the laser reshapes your
cornea. You may detect a distinct odor as the
laser removes your corneal tissue. Some people
describe smelling an odor similar to that of
burning hair.
If you need LASIK surgery in both eyes, doctors
will generally conduct the procedure on the same
After the procedure
Immediately after surgery, your eye might itch,
feel gritty, burn and be watery. You'll probably
have blurred vision. You generally will
experience little pain, and you'll usually
recover your vision quickly. You might be given
pain medication or eyedrops to keep you
comfortable for several hours after the
procedure. Your eye doctor might also ask you to
wear a shield over your eye at night until your
eye heals.
You'll be able to see after surgery, but your
vision won't be clear right away. It takes about
two to three months after your surgery before
your eye heals and your vision stabilizes. Your
chances for improved vision are based, in part,
on how good your vision was before
surgery. You'll have a follow-up appointment
with your eye doctor one to two days after
surgery. He or she will see how your eye is
healing and check for any complications. Plan for
other follow-up appointments during the first six
months after surgery as your doctor
recommends. It might be a few weeks before you
can start to use cosmetics around your eyes
again. You might also have to wait several weeks
before resuming strenuous contact sports,
swimming or using hot tubs. Follow your doctor's
recommendations about how soon you can resume
your normal activities.
LASIK often offers improved vision without the
hassle of glasses or contact lenses. In general,
you have a very good chance of achieving 20/25
vision or better after refractive surgery. More
than 8 out of 10 people who've undergone LASIK
refractive surgery no longer need to use their
glasses or contact lenses for most of their
activities. Your results depend on your specific
refractive error and other factors. People with a
low grade of nearsightedness tend to have the
most success with refractive surgery. People with
a high degree of nearsightedness or
farsightedness along with astigmatism have less
predictable results. In some cases, the surgery
might result in undercorrection. If this happens,
you might need another surgery to achieve the
proper correction. Rarely, some people's eyes
slowly return to the level of vision they had
before surgery. This might happen due to certain
conditions, such as abnormal wound healing,
hormonal imbalances or pregnancy. Sometimes this
change in vision is due to another eye problem,
such as a cataract. Talk with your doctor about
any vision changes.
We provide lasik eye surgery at Indore India Eye
Care Clinic, Indore at very low cost. The owner
of Indore India Eye Care Clinic, Dr. Birendra
Jha is called the best Eye surgeon in Indore. Dr.
Birendra Jha provides all types of treatment of
the eyes. If you are suffering from any type of
eye disease and want to be treated, then you
should visit Indore India Eye Care Clinic,
Indore. Book an Appointment today with the Best
eye specialist in Indore call us 9977141260 for
more information.
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