STANDARD LASIK SURGERY PROCEDURE
You need to know that the standard LASIK operation uses a blade called microkeratome. This is just one form of LASIK. The others are bladeless LASIK and Wavefront LASIK.
What happens in standard LASIK
- Anaesthetic drops are applied to the eye
- Next, the LASIK surgeon creates a protective flap of the outer layer of the cornea using a microkeratome. At this point, the vision dims and becomes blurry for about a minute. You can see the flashing light of the laser and other procedural lights.
- Then the eye surgeon uses the Excimer laser to direct cool laser light into the inner layers of the cornea. The laser light is invisible but you can hear the constant clicking sound as it removes pre-determined amounts of tissue to reshape the cornea and correct the refractive error.
- The cornea is shaped depending on the treatment required—made flatter to treat Myopia (near-sightedness), steeper to treat Hyperopia (far-sightedness), and/or more spherical to treat Astigmatism (blurred vision).
- After the laser is administered, the LASIK surgeon carefully repositions and aligns the corneal flap, where it bonds itself instantly. Due to these extraordinary natural bonding qualities, there is no need for stitches, sutures or eye patches are required.
After the LASIK eye surgery procedure, all you need is some rest till rapid visual recovery takes place. There is little or no post-operative pain to worry about. The LASIK eye surgery procedure smoothly treats moderate to high refractive errors and leaves you with better vision and a better life.
OTHER TYPES OF LASIK
- Blade Free IntraLase ‘Femtosecond’ LASIK
A 100% blade free procedure for those of you who feel hesitant about the 2nd step in the regular LASIK eye surgery operation - creation of the cornea flap.
- Custom LASIK
Here, a wave-front analyzer (aberrometer) is used which enables our ophthalmologic surgeon to customize the conventional LASIK procedure to your eyes. Since this procedure is designed to suit specifically your eyes, it results in much clearer and sharper vision than ever before.