LASIK (LASER IN SITU KERATOMILEUSIS) is an advanced laser surgery that permanently eliminates your dependence on corrective eyewear i.e. glasses and / or contact lenses with the resultant lifestyle advantages.

Yes, the ideal candidate for LASIK is over 18 yrs of age and should have stable number.

The aim of the laser treatment is to remove dependence on spectacles or contact lenses.

The procedure is painless; some sensation of pressure may be experienced during the surgery when the flap is being created. Post surgery, for a few hours, the eye may be uncomfortable. This settles down rapidly. No sedation, no eye pads, no injections are required - only eye drop anesthesia. The surgery takes around 10 to 15 minutes for both eyes.

- Myopia (minus number) up to -14.00 D
- Hyperopia (plus number) up to +6.00 D
- Astigmatism up to ± 6 D

The recovery of vision following LASIK is speedy. One can resume normal activities after 24 hours to 48 hours. No physical, visual or dietary restrictions are necessary.

Generally you can resume work after 48 hrs. As we usually perform LASIK on Saturday, you can resume work from Monday.

In the overwhelming majority of people (more than 96%), LASIK is completely successful. and the patient can live a life with healthy vision for a very long time..

No, the success rate of this procedure is 99%.

OTHER OPTIONS FOR REFRACTIVE ERROR CORRECTION

LASIK eye surgery today is a safe and effective method of correcting myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism. However, as we know, all the eyes are not suitable for the Refractive LASIK Surgery.

At SANJIVANI Refractive Centre, Phakic Intraocular Lens implants are employed to correct either extreme farsightedness or extreme nearsightedness. These are ultra thin lenses, designed to be inserted permanently inside the eye. As the procedure does not involve removing tissue from your cornea, it is very suitable for people with thin corneas or high refractive errors. The lens implant is placed near the iris where it works with your natural lens to provide clear vision at a full range of distance. It’s an easy 15 minutes procedure and the person may resume his/her work the very next day. The phakic intraocular lens, which has recently been FDA approved is a non-laser treatment.

No, there is no necessity to remove the natural lens. ICL is implanted on the natural lens.

Other Phakic IOLs are anterior chamber IOLs, which are placed in front of iris (black portion in eye). It is also useful for persons who are not suitable candidates for LASIK.

CLEAR LENS EXTRACTION :
In this method we remove the natural crystalline lens from the patient’s eye and insert an artificial intraocular lens: just as we do after removal of cataract. This is mainly indicated in very high myopia or high hypermetropia. For further details follow the cataract link on our website.

CONDUCTIVE KERATOPLASTY: (CK)
Conductive keratoplasty or near vision CK is the preferred choice for patients above 40 yrs of age. It is done to correct presbyopia (glasses for reading) by reshaping the cornea with the help of Radio Frequency energy instead of a laser. This is a minimal invasive procedure and is done under topical anesthesia (drops). There is no cutting and no removal of tissue in this procedure.

The procedure is done wit the help of View Point CK system.
STEP-1: Topical anesthesia is applied to numb the eye and ensure a painless procedure.
STEP-2: A circular treatment pattern is imprinted on the cornea using an ink.
STEP-3: Using a probe thinner than a strand of human hair, Radio frequency waves are applied in a circular pattern to shrink small areas of collagen in the cornea.
STEP-4: The circular treatment pattern will act like a belt tightening around the cornea by increasing its overall curvature to improve near vision.

No, it is a temporary procedure and has to be repeated after 2-3 years.

Astigmatism occurs when the cornea is not completely round but shaped more like an egg. One meridian is more curved than other. So light rays do not focus on a point but form a line of focus.

Methods to correct ASTIGMATISM:
LIMBAL RELAXING INCISIONS:
Limbal relaxing incision is a procedure used to correct mild astigmatism. The procedure is more safe and easy to incorporate with cataract extraction.

ASTIGMATIC KERATOTOMY:
Astigmatic keratotomy refers to making transverse or arcuate cuts in the mid periphery perpendicular to the steepest (more curved) corneal meridian.