Surgical Process

Complete eye examination and assessment before LASIK eye surgery

TYou’ll need a complete eye examination by your refractive surgeon. Your eye care professional may perform a preliminary eye exam. Take your eye prescription records with you to the exams. If you wear contact lenses, stop wearing them before your baseline evaluation.

Eye Surgery

Surgical techniques involved during the LASIK eye surgery

  • Laser eye surgery refers to an outpatient surgical procedure. The only anesthetic used during the surgery is an eye drop that numbs the surface of the eye. The surgery usually takes 10 to 15 minutes for each eye. Sometimes, both eyes are done at the same time but sometimes, surgeons wait to see the result on one eye before doing surgery on the other for few days or weeks

  • The eye is initiallymoistened. A suction ring is positioned to keep the eye from moving and the cornea in the appropriate position. A special device cuts a hinged flap of thin corneal tissue off the outer layer of the eyeball and the flap is lifted out of the way. A thin flap of corneal tissue is created with another laserknown as a femtosecond laser.

  • The laser reshapes the underlying corneal tissue, and the surgeon replaces the flap, that quickly adheres to the eyeball. There are no stitches included in this surgery. A shield that is either clear plastic or perforated metal is placed over the eye to protect the flap.

Important precautions taken after the LASIK surgical procedure

  • Healing is relatively fast, but you want to take a complete rest from work after the surgery. Avoid sports and other impact sports or similar activities for four weeks for three days after the surgery.If you experience a mild burning or sensation for a few hours after surgery please don’t rub your eye.

  • Just approach your doctor,who will prescribe a painkiller, which will ease your discomfort.Thus Reshaping cornea enhances focusing power to a greater extent. The benefits realized by our patients involve lifestyle changes like free to swim, play, dance, without wearing contact lenses or glasses.