LASIK Surgery

What is LASIK Surgery?

LASIK is a surgical procedure that uses the beam of the laser to correct the visionary defects like far-sightedness, near-sightedness, astigmatism, etc. The process is done to cure near-sightedness flaps of the cornea are flattened while in far-sightedness these flaps are made steeper. LASIK can also correct astigmatism by restoring the cornea to a normal shape.

How does LASIK Surgery help?

A difference in vision can change the quality of life of an individual. Decreased vision results in many problems and LASIK solves all of them efficiently. LASIK is by far the m...

How is LASIK Surgery done?

What are the benefits and risks of LASIK Surgery procedure?

LASIK has revolutionised the world of medical procedures, but as any other surgery, it has a few risks and limitations associated with it.

The advantages of the LASIK Surgery are:

  • The treatment is associated with very little pain.
  • The surgery takes much lesser time than any other conventional treatment.
  • The change in vision is noticed immediately or in a day's time.

The risks associated with LASIK Surgery are:

After a LASIK surgery, one may experience fluctuating or blurred vision, dry eye (increased tearing), and sensitivity to light. However, these conditions stabilise in a week or two. Over-correctness and under-correctness are also often associat...

Limitations involve returning to the pre-surgery vision in certain cases, restriction on exercises such as swimming, skiing, playing certain games, etc. Patients also have to protect their eyes from the sun and its ultraviolet radiations. They have to wear sunglasses throughout the day, even when...

How does Medanta provide care?

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