➔ Lasik Treatment
➔ What is LASIK?
LASIK stands for LASER ASSISTED IN SITU KERATOMILEUSIS. This laser vision correction procedure can be used to treat myopia (near sightedness), hyperopia (Farsightedness) and Astigmatism. LASIK is a procedure that uses the “Cool” light from an Excimer laser to reshape the inner tissue of the cornea.
➔ What you need to understand about LASIK?
LASIK is a surgical procedure intended to reduce a person's dependency on glasses or contact lenses and not, as is usually thought, designed to totally eliminate the spectacle power, which is often, impossible. The accuracy of the post LASIK residual power is based on many factors like pre-operative high myopia or high astigmatism or corneas which are not perfectly symmetrical. The power will reduce to the level where you may not need to use glasses for over 85% of the time, but some residual power is to be expected.
➔ You should discontinue wearing :
Soft Contact Lenses – for 5 days before your evaluation and surgery.
Toric Soft Lenses – should be stopped at least 8 days prior the procedure.
Rigid (hard) or gas permeable (RGP) lenses – you should stop wearing them for at least 2 weeks before your initial evaluation
➔ Will I have to undergo any investigations before surgery?
A complete eye examination will be performed to determine if you are a suitable candidate.