Freedom from glasses and contact lenses has been a dream for people with spectacle power. We now have safe solutions for most of the spectacle wearers like PRK, LASIK AND ICLs. Excimer laser is used to change the shape of the cornea (the transparent front window of the eye) in both LASIK & PRK. We use an extremely fast and accurate machine (Allegreto Wavelight), which has been approved by FDA of USA. There are millions of happy patients the world over have undergone these surgeries successfully.
For very high numbers and in patients whose corneas are not thick enough for these surgeries, we now have options like ICLs. An ICL is an artificial lens, which is inserted into the eye and in front of your natural lens. This is different from an IOL which is the lens used in cataract surgery. Imagine the change in life style of a patient who has spent all his life using -20.0 spectacle numbers. The joy of freedom from glasses, as some patients have told us, is like throwing away crutches.
Please Note :-
Patients undergoing Lasik or Refractive surgery must have completed at least 18 years before surgery.
If you are pregnant lady or Lactating mother then Lasik is not advisable.
If you are using soft contact lens then please stop it's use before at least 3 days of LASIK work up and similarly stop RGP (semi soft / hard) lenses before 2 week of LASIK work up.
Please stop any skin ointment/cream or tablets containing isotretenoin 15 days before Lasik and do not start using it for 2 months after Lasik.
Ladies on hormonal supplements, oral contraceptives must inform the doctor before surgery and stop it before 15 days of surgery and avoid it for 2 months after surgery.