LASIK is corrective surgery to a very delicate part of the eye. Millions of people have had LASIK surgery to correct their vision, many with great success. But everyone is not a good candidate for the surgery.
At Suprabhat healthcare, we provide extensive and detailed suitability testing for people who are interested in undergoing refractive surgery like LASIK to get rid of dependency on glasses.
•You should be at least 18 years old (21 for some lasers). The vision of people younger than 18 still is changing.
•You shouldn’t be pregnant or nursing. It might change the measured refraction of the eye.
•You shouldn’t be taking certain prescription drugs, like oral steroids.
•Your eyes must be healthy and your prescription stable. If you’re myopic, you should postpone LASIK until your refraction has stabilized. Myopia may continue to increase in some patients until their mid- to late 20s.
•Your general health should be good. LASIK may not be recommended for patients with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, glaucoma, herpes infections of the eye, cataracts, disorders of the cornea, and retinal disease. Discuss your general health status in detail along with your prescriptions for them.
•A history of “dry eye” could matter. If you’ve had problems with dry eye, from wearing contact lenses, taking certain medications, or some other reason, please be sure to inform about them. You should be screened for dry eye before you have LASIK or other refractive surgery.
•Your cornea and Retina should be healthy to undergo LASIK. Suitability testing is done to rule out any extraordinary risks or contraindications for the procedure
•The risks and rewards. If you’re happy wearing contacts or glasses, you may want to forgo the surgery.
•Your expectations from the surgery. Are they realistic? In general, having very poor eyesight reduces the chance of LASIK success and increases the chance of retreatment.
•Workplace requirements and lifestyle activities. Discuss work, sports, and recreation with your doctor to make sure LASIK is appropriate for you.
Dr Prashant Bhartiya has done his fellowship in Cornea and Refractive surgery from Melbourne, Australia and has a long experience in dealing with patients for LASIK. He would do an extensive and detailed analysis of your eyes and its various aspects before you can be deemed fit for LASIK surgery. Dr Prashant Bhartiya also specializes in treating patients with Post LASIK issues and hence is better equipped to help patients choosing this procedure.