Lasik

OVERVIEW

LASIK is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery to  treatmyopia (nearsightedness),hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism.The word “LASIK” is an acronym for “laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis.The LASIK procedure reshapes the corneato enable light entering the eye to be properly focused onto the retina for clearer vision.LASIK surgery is essentially pain-free and takes only about 15 minutes for both eyes. The results — improved vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses — begin immediately after the procedure and vision usually continues to improve and stabilize over a few days.

 

SURGICAL TECHNIQUE

First, your LASIK surgeon will create a very thin, superficial flap in your cornea with a small surgical tool called a microkeratome or with a femtosecond laser. The surgeon then folds back the hinged flap to access the underlying cornea (called the stroma) and removes some corneal tissue using an excimer laser. Excimer lasers create a cool ultraviolet light beam to remove (“ablate”) microscopic amounts of tissue from the cornea to reshape it so light entering the eye focuses more accurately on the retina for improved vision. For nearsighted people, the goal is to flatten the cornea; with farsighted people, a steeper cornea is desired. Excimer lasers also can correct astigmatism by smoothing an irregular cornea into a more normal shape. LASIK laser eye surgery requires only topical anesthetic drops, and no bandages or stitches are required.

 

DURING/AFTER SURGERY

Upon completion of your LASIK procedure, your surgeon will have you rest for a bit. You may feel a temporary burning or itching sensation immediately following the procedure. After a brief post-operative exam, someone can drive you home. (You cannot drive after LASIK until your eye doctor sees you the following day and confirms your uncorrected vision meets the legal standard for driving.) You should expect some blurry vision and haziness immediately after surgery; however, clarity should improve by the very next morning. Your eyesight should stabilize and continue to improve within a few days, although in rare cases it may take several weeks or longer. For most people, vision improves immediately.You may be able to go to work the next day, but some doctors advise at least one day of rest instead.

BEST CANDIDATES

  • Your cornea must have sufficient thickness
  • Your pupils must not be too large
  • Your prescription must be within certain limits
  • You must be old enough
  • Your vision must be stable
  • You must be in good health
  • If you are pregnant, you should delay surgery
  • You must have realistic expectations
  • All transfers – Airport, Hotel, Clinic.
  • 4 nights at a 5* Hotel on a full board basis
  • Pre-operative tests
  • The anaesthetics
  • The surgeons
  • Compression garment
  • Personal assistant
  • Medication 
  • New sim card 
  • The stay at the clinic
  • Care by a nurse at the hotel throughout your stay

Extra personal expenses
Travel insurance
Flight ticket

Lasik – local anesthesia

Duration –  2 hours

Hospital stay –  1 nights

Hotel stay – 4 nights

Back to work – 7 to 14 days

 1300£

Lasik FAQ

Will I need glasses after Lasik?

Since LASIK surgery is typically performed to correct distance vision and refractive errors rather than issues stemming from presbyopia, whether or not you will need reading glasses after LASIK depends on your age. … If you’re under 40, LASIK surgery will not cause you to need reading glasses, contrary to misconceptions.

What can you not do after laser eye surgery?

In the weeks after surgery, try to avoid strenuous exercise or impact, which candislodge the healing cornea. You should also refrain from wearing eye make up for at least a week and try to avoid getting soap or shampoo near your eyes. Avoid rubbing your eyes too, even if they feel itchy.

Can I use my phone after Lasik ?

Looking at your phone or any screen after LASIK can cause your eyes to strain and become uncomfortable. Also, staring at the screen of your device can lead to symptoms of dry eyes. The easiest way to help your eyes heal and avoid those issues is to wait one day after your surgery before using your mobile devices.