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Lasik surgery has changed the paradigm of providing proper vision without power glasses and contact lens. There were many myths revolving around this treatment modality.
Based on a recent survey by the American refractive surgery council, almost 96% of the patients are satisfied with LASIK surgery.

What is a refractive error?
In simple terminology, the parallel light rays will find not come to a point focus on the surface of the retina. The main reason behind this is the change of shape of your eye.
There are three types of Refractive Error,
Myopia – Nearsightedness
Hyperopia – Farsightedness
Astigmatism – Blurred Vision

One of the best and finest treatments in modern science is Laser treatment or LASIK.

What does LASIK do in regaining Vision?
As we mentioned above, the surgery process is done with the help of a laser. This corrects the shape of cornea, which is the dome-shaped clear tissue at the front of the eye.
This correction improves the vision by 100%. When compared to conventional methods like glasses and contact lenses, this has become most effective and predominant procedure in the last 2.5 decades.

Benefits of LASIK Surgery
LASIK can completely change your vision status by bringing back the lost sight
They are associated with little pain due to the numbing drops that are used
Vision will be corrected nearly immediately or the next day after LASIK
No bandages or stitches are required in this treatment
Adjustments can be made years after LASIK to further correct vision if vision changes as you grow by
No longer you need vision glasses or contact eyes

RKEC Advantage on LASIK Surgery:
R K Eye Clinic, a pioneer in Laser treatment and positioning as one of the best hospital in Chennai with highly qualified experts at a low cost
Our expert team has conducted almost 1000 surgeries with high effectiveness for our patients
As we are experts with various modes of refractive surgery, we always offer our patients the choice of all treatment modality and their benefits
The cosmetic correction of refractive error becoming more and more acceptable among the general public
We offer refractive surgical correction with the latest technology so as to provide a customized treatment for each eye
The epitome of current technology would include bladeless LASIK which is performed routinely here

Our Technology:
Successful refractive eye surgery can reduce or cure common vision disorders such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
Since each eye is unique, Excimer LASER with the Schwind platform offers the option of having the procedure customized for your eyes.
The Intralase system ensures a perfect cut of the corneal flap with a femtosecond LASER instead of a mechanical microkeratome.

More about Laser Refractive Surgery
Lasik eye surgery is also referred to as laser vision correction.
The cornea serves as a major refracting surface of the eye. Altering the shape of the cornea even slightly could cause a change in the refractive error. It is based on this principle that corneal laser refractive procedures work
There are many procedures that could be performed. However, which technique would best suit your eyes varies from individual to individual.
It’s important to know which type of procedure best suits your cornea.
Trans Photorefractive keratectomy
Laser-assisted in situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
Bladeless LASIK

These are some of the techniques used to provide the safe refractive correction.
The procedure usually takes only 5-7 minutes. It is important to boost the patient’s self-confidence with a positive impact.
On top of it all, the procedure is performed under surface anesthesia with just eye drops.
Before we suggest the above procedure,
We would first ensure that there has been no recent change in the refractive error
Ensure there are no weak areas in the eye especially the retina and image the cornea to understand its properties like shape and thickness

Only we find all the above parameters under normal boundaries, we will advise undergoing such a procedure.
You can be back to your routine life after 2 days to a week as healing varies from individual to individual and from procedure to procedure.

How much does Laser (LASIK) Eye Surgery cost in Chennai?
The current cost of LASIK Eye Surgery at RK Eye Centre depends upon multiple factors and ranges from Rs.10,000 to Rs.80,000
Minimum amount to be paid for LASIK in Chennai starts from Rs.10,000
The average charges for LASIK in Chennai is approximately Rs.45,000
Maximum price for LASIK in Chennai is up to Rs.80,000

FAQ on Cataract Surgery

What are the types of refractive error?

There are 3 major types of refractive errors. Myopia or short sight refers to a condition where light rays come to a focus in front of the light sensitive retina. Hypermetropia or long sight is a condition where light gets focussed behind the retina. Astigmatism is a distinct entity wherein light does not come to a point focus at all and it requires special lenses called cylindrical lenses for its correction.

Who can get refractive error?

Anyone can get refractive error. With indiscriminate use of gadgets and other entertainment devices, refractive errors are becoming more common. Also if there is a family history of refractive error you are more likely to wear glasses.

Are spectacles absolutely necessary for treatment of refractive errors?

Spectacle correction is one among many ways to treat refractive error. It is by far the most commonly used aid for the correction of refractive error. For miniscule refractive errors its not warranted.

Will my power continue to increase if glasses are worn?

There’s no such correlation, however if prescription glasses arent worn then you are likely to strain your eyes even more and that could lead to headaches and further change in refractive correction.

If I don’t like wearing spectacles, what are my options?

You could try contact lenses or a laser refractive surgery.

Will eye exercises help in decreasing refractive errors?

Refractive errors are essentially caused when the ‘physics’ of the eye deviates from the normal. Typically the shape of the cornea or the length of the eyes are responsible for refractive errors. There are no exercises that can alter the shape of the cornea or length of the eyes. Therefore it’s highly unlikely that exercises can help.

Can diet or supplements retard the progression of refractive errors?

Foods rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin D are good for the eyes. Foods like carrot, beetroot, drumsticks, greens like spinach, eggs and milk are rich sources of nutrition for your eyes. Consuming them would ensure your eyes remain healthy. Effects of vitamins on refractive errors is ambiguous.



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