Lasik & Smile

Lasik & Smile Surgery

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Types of Eye Sight Proplems - Myopia, hyperopia, Astigmatism

A normal person or an Emmetrope sees well because rays from the outside world fall exactly on the light sensitive retina allowing them to see sharp and clear images of the world. In people with refractive error (or poor vision, such as earsightedness or farsightedness), the light rays do not get focused on to the retina and blurred images are formed.

Myopia and its Treatment

Unclear vision on distant objects or the objects that are located at a quite long distance makes you have Myopia namely Short Sightedness. Myopia is due to the fall of light on different focuses on the eye, except the Retina. The starting stage of Myopia is generally observed in school going kids. Myopia is noted in Diopters and the rate of myopia infection is defined as Low (-5 Diopters), Medium (-5 to -10 Diopters) and High (more than -10 Diopters). Periodic retina checks up reduces the eye strain on focusing the distant objects.

Hyperopia and its Treatment

Cloudy and unclear vision of the close and nearby objects are the main symptoms of hyperopia or Long Sightedness. Your retina strains to view the close objects with clear light and visions. Proper medications help to limit the tiredness of the eye on long sightedness. It is a common vision problem and is identified at the age group between 14 to 20 years.

Astigmatism and its Treatment

Astigmatism is an optical defect, whereby vision is blurred due to the inability of the optics of the eye to focus a point object into a sharp focused image on the retina.The treatment options for all these refractive errors are

  • Optical Services / Spectacles: Spectacles are inexpensive and safe and offer clear vision and are low maintenance.A scientific optical dispensing unit with an entire array of the latest in lenses and frames laid out in a pleasant and attractive display is also available in-house.
  • Contact lenses: Ease your difficulties of eye sight wearables and increase your eye contact in a more presentable way. Make use of contact lenses for better eye vision and eliminate the use of wearing glass for the long time. Contact lenses are to be used as per the advisory of the doctors based on your optic health. Contact lenses limits the usage of spectacles which leads to the permanent black marks on your face. Usage of the contact lenses depends on the type and variant of the lens that are chosen by the patients. We have a different contact lens which suits the different needs of the patients. Irrespective of the lens type, lenses are advised to remove daily after its defined usage time. Contact lenses of Soft, Semi Soft. Toric, Cosmetic, Disposable and Customized lenses are made available to the patients.

Procedures & Services:

Lasik or Laser treatment in the eye Foundation

What does our LASIK Laser Eye Surgery can Correct?

LASIK (Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) is a very simple procedure of correcting refractive errors by reshaping the cornea with the help of a cold (Excimer) laser, with submicron accuracy. The safety and accuracy of the LASIK surgery or treatment depends largely on the machine used. We at The Eye Foundation assure that our LASIK eye surgery provides a path to clear vision at any age. You can opt for Lasik and get rid of glasses, contact lenses and endless prescriptions as It helps you to permanently improve your vision through laser treatment for eyes.

LASIK Milestone @ The Eye Foundation

Lasik Eye Surgery has been performed at “The Eye Foundation” since 1997 and till date over 40,000 Lasik operation procedures have been satisfactorily performed. The Chiron 217 – C Lasik WorkStation integrated with the Hansatome with which we started our Lasik operations in 1997 was the first in India to be installed at that time at our centre.We are the best eye care hospital to perform Laser eye operations with top-class technologies, and the lasik eye surgery cost at The Eye Foundation is at affordable prices.

  • In the year 2002, we went ahead and introduced Zyoptix treatment, an advanced software for further improving the visual standards. In 2004, we installed the very new Chiron Z 100 Lasik machine with unique, unbelievable modifications.
  • In the year 2008 we introduced INTRALASE, a 100 % blade free Lasik procedure. In 2011 we introduced the fastest & safest Excimer laser WAVE LIGHT EX500.
  • In 2014, we introduced the next generation Laser Vision Correction called ReLex SMILE, a 100% Flapless & Bladeless Lasik procedure.

ReLex SMILE

Correct the short sightedness at less pain, outstanding results and shorter operational time duration. Increase your chance of having back your original optic vision with the most advanced ReLex Smile. ReLex Smile elimin ates your time on manual carving of cornea first layer. Get your eyesight to the maximum vision on the myopia. ReLex Smile decreases your pain at the time of operation and post operation. SMILE laser method eliminates the dry eye complications post surgery. ReLex Smile is the most promising laser surgery method which allows the patient to experience the Safety, Comfort and High Precision Eye Vision. ReLex Smile makes the patients to experience very less pain at the time of Surgery. Read more on LASIK / SMILE

THE LASIK MACHINE: (EX500)

Though there are various machines available for Lasik, EX500 is the fastest workstation trusted and reliably accepted worldwide and our laser operation for eyes cost is economical. Our intent is to provide our patients the best-in-class treatment for their eyes.

What is EX500 or OPTILasik?

The question is, though, if your eyes are as unique as you are, why should they be treated with the exact same procedure everyone else gets? If you are thinking about an eye surgery or a laser vision correction, choose the procedure that was designed to work with your eyes unique attributes. You now have an option of the EX500 OptiLasik Wavelight EX-500 Laser system with many new functions for fast, safe and reliable refractive laser treatment for your eyes. Its design has been optimized to combine with a Femtosecond laser (Bladeless Lasik). The 500 Hz Wavelight EX-500 excimer laser is the world’s fastest excimer laser today. The speed ensures perfect centration and optimized results, as the key factor during lasik treatment is the patients attention and fixation. For Example, a patient with 10 diopters of error will need to fixate for a mere 14 seconds!! Besides, the speed prevents the corneal flap from getting dehydrated thus optimizing the results manifold. Increased efficiency through wavelight algorithm and the faster laser head results in less discomfort for the patient and optimized results.

EX500 or Optic Lasik facility available in eye foundation

Powers that could be Corrected :

With our OPTILasik machine we have the capability to correct –1.00 to –15.00 diopters, from +1.00 to +8.00 diopters and up to 8.00 diopters of astigmatism. This is the only system that is capable of correcting plus powers, cylindrical powers and high minus powers of your eyes. Though this is designed to correct all refractive errors accurately, in very high powers, there may be small residual powers after the treatment due to limits of corneal thickness and wound healing response of the eye.

OPTILasik machine treatment

EPI LASIK or advanced surface ablation is a variant of LASIK eye surgery available at our center, wherein a thin epithelial flap of less than 60u is created with an epi keratome and treated with laser ablation. This maximizes corneal tissue conservation and expands the possibility to treat thinner corneas with optimal visual outcome. This eye laser treatment cost available at The Eye Foundation is affordable.

Cutting Edge Technology…but without the “Cut”!!!

FemtoSecond – laser eye surgery

Eye surgeries for Myopia and Hyperopia is done by Lasik Laser Technology. In Lasik treatment, corneal flap is cutted manually by using the microkeratome, a hand held blade. The use of the blade in the eye surgery makes it more complication as there is a high chance of hurting the cornea at the operative time. Sometimes, at rare cases, patients may lose their eye sight due to Lasik eye surgery. After the introduction of FemtoSecond, an advanced technological eye surgical operative equipment, the rate of loss of vision post surgery has been drastically reduced. The EYE FOUNDATION implemented FemtoSecond Laser Surgery methods across all the branches of our medical institution. We are successful even in high complications of eye surgery without using the blade cut. We practise FemtoSecond Laser Technology to produce high precision results and to minimize the time taken for flap creation during the surgery is 15 to 20 Seconds. The Eye Foundation delivers the best results on helping the patients to get 20/20 vision with better overall vision quality at the affordable cost.

Intralase Laser Surgery

What is Special about LASIK at The Eye Foundation?

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At The Eye Foundation, you can get the advantage of the very best of technology in the most experienced hands. There has been a continuous process of up-gradation of our software in trend with the latest developments in technology. Optilasik which promises excellent quality of vision is customized laser ablation, specific, tailor-made to each individual eye. Along with the excimer laser system, a high precision integrated diagnostic system optimizes the vision correction. The Wave light analyzer device delivers highly accurate measurements to avoid the risk of false treatment. Our team of expert surgeons led by Dr. D. Ramamurthy and Dr. Chitra Ramamurthy has had the special advantage of performing more than 30,000 Lasik procedures catering to different and difficult situations in patients from India and from different parts of the world. They have been trained at the very best centers in USA and Europe & delivered lectures and conducted workshops to train other ophthalmologists in LASIK around the world in the USA, UK, China, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Nepal, etc. All our LASIK Eye Surgery cost is affordable

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Alternatives to LASIK:

For patients in whom the corneal thickness is not sufficient or the refractive error is very high, LASIK is often not an option available to correct their refractive errors.Phakic Intraocular lenses that are fixed in front of the natural clear lens are a safe and effective option in these patients. This is an outpatient procedure that requires 15 to 30 minutes and gives good quality of vision without any significant side effects. We at The Eye Foundation offers you this option of refractive error correction with the use of ICL TM ( Implantable Contact Lens)In patients with Keratoconus and hence unsuited for LASIK eye surgery, We offer Corneal Collagen Crosslinking with Riboflavin (C3R) [More details under Cornea]1. Read more on ICL (Implantable Contact Lens)2. FAQ on ICL (Implantable Contact Lens)

Implantable Contact lens in Eye Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I undergo LASIK?

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Yes, if you

  • Are 18 years or above
  • Have myopia or hyperopia, with or without astigmatism.
  • Have had a stable glass prescription for atleast one year
  • Have sufficient corneal thickness.

No, if you

  • Are under 18 years of age
  • Have very high refractive errors (>10D; Then ICL is the ideal option)
  • Have unstable refraction
  • Have other ocular surface disorders, infections or inflammations of the eye

What happens when I come to the hospital for a checkup?

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During your visit to our hospital, you will first be taken through a routine checkup of your refraction by a team of qualified optometrists. This will be followed by a corneal topography (Pentacam) and the dilatation of your pupils for a detailed retinal exam by a consultant. Detection of retinal degenerations or breaks may require immediate prophylactic treatment of these. If the retinal exam is normal or following the prophylactic laser treatment, you can discuss your treatment options with a consultant and decide on a surgery date convenient to you. Following dilatation, it may be difficult to read or drive for several hours after the visit. You may wish to bring sunglasses and/or a driver for your vehicle.

Is the procedure long and painful?

The procedure is an outpatient one which requires you to come to the hospital only on the day of the surgery with a relative or a friend. The procedure is done under topical anesthesia (after the application of drops) and is not painful. You need to simply lie down on a couch and look up at the microscope. The whole procedure is usually over in 10-12 minutes for both the eyes.

What do I do after the surgery?

You can return home the same day. You may feel some discomfort in the initial few hours that is easily reduced by oral pain killers. You will have to come for a follow up visit the next day after surgery and thereafter as advised by your surgeon.

Are there any restrictions after the surgery?

You are asked to refrain from splashing water in the eyes and avoid any kind of injury to them for a period of two weeks after the LASIK procedure. In all other respects, like reading, writing, watching television, working on a computer, traveling and doing household chores, you can return back to normalcy the very next day after the treatment.

Are there any dietary restrictions?

You are asked to refrain from splashing water in the eyes and avoid any kind of injury to them for a period of two weeks after the LASIK procedure. In all other respects, like reading, writing, watching television, working on a computer, traveling and doing household chores, you can return back to normalcy the very next day after the treatment.

Can my power recur?

It is extremely unlikely. When patients are treated for very high powers there could be a residual power which can be assessed and will be informed to the patient even before the procedure

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