There are however some very stringent patient selection criteria that one has to adhere to, in-order to give good results. The doctor is the best judge to select the patient for this procedure.
Corneal Topography & Aberrometry:
- Conventional LASIK or Blade LASIK in which a flap is created be an instrument called microkeratome then lifted and the bed below the flap is lasered. This type of LASIK is suitable in almost 90% of eyes.
- Femto second LASIK is the bladeless Lasik; the flap is created by the laser itself.
- Sometimes a Lenticule is cut out in the stroma of the cornea by the laser and sliped out of a small opening this is called Relex Smile. The advantage here is that eyes with thinner cornea can undergo this procedure and healing time is shorter.
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What is vision like after LASIK?
Those patients who are keen to be spectacle free but unfortunately do not qualify for LASIK can opt for other surgical procedure like Implantable Collamer Lens / Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) or Refractive Lens Exchange surgeries. Kindly contact us to know more about these procedures.