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1. Are you fed-up of wearing your glasses?
2. Are you allergic to contact lenses?
3. Are you planning for a career as a seaman, merchant navy, or pilot, but cannot think of the same because of your headache glasses?
4. Are you above 18 but lack the confidence to face the world due to your glasses?
If your answer to any of the above is "Yes" think about laser refractive surgery as an answer to your visual needs?
Types of laser refractive surgery
There are different types of refractive surgery :
1. Laser based e.g. LASIK, LASEK, WAVEFRONT, EPILASIK, etc.
2. Lens based e.g. phakic IOL, intra corneal lens, CLE, etc.
3. Radiofrequency based e.g. conductive keratoplasty CK.
4. Incision based e.g. RK, AK, LRI ETC.
5. Misc e.g. DLK.
So which is the best procedure for you?
This decision can be taken only after a detailed examination & counseling with your doctor.
Congratulations!!! You have just taken a decision to get rid of your glasses using laser.
1. This is the most commonly done refractive surgery in the world today.
2. Over 140,000 Americans got this procedure done in 2004 & these numbers are increasing daily.
3. It is approved by US FDA for humans.
4. This procedure aims to reduce your dependence on glasses but may not completely eliminate their use.
Your LASIK will be done on one of the latest & state of the art machines.
We promise to make your LASIK experience as memorable & smooth as possible.
1. You will have to stop wearing contact lenses at least 15 days prior to LASIK.
2. Your complete eye examination will be done to determine your exact glasses number.
3. Your pupils will be dilated so that your retina can be evaluated.
4. Your corneal details will be taken including its contour, thickness & refractive value. These tests may be done on different days.
5. You will be asked to start some drops 2 days before surgery.
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