Lasik surgery

Lasik surgery is performed to correct hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism. A highly specialized laser is used to reshape the cornea. This improves vision and reduces/eliminates the need for corrective eyewear. The surgery is done only on patients aged 18 years or more.

Why is it needed?

Conditions in which Lasik surgery is prescribed:

  • Myopia, short-sightedness or near-sightedness
  • Hyperopia, far-sightedness or long-sightedness
Lasik Surgery



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Risk and Complications

  • Scarring and corneal infection
  • Misshapen cornea
  • Decreased distance vision at high altitudes
  • The patient can’t wear contact lenses
  • Loss of vision
  • Contrast sensitivity decreases

Preoperative Preparation

  • Patients who wear soft contacts have to stop using them for 5-21 pre-surgery
  • Full eye exam
  • Inform about previous eye treatment or surgery. Find out the list of medicines allowed before surgery
  • Stop smoking. Inform surgeon about alcohol and smoking habits
  • Use eye drops on time, every day, as prescribed
  • Arrange work-leave, help at home post-surgery as well as help with driving
  • No eating or drinking after midnight before the surgery
  • Medical tourists should book a comfortable hotel room to recuperate post-surgery

Post operative care

  • After surgery, eye shield or patch is put to protect the eye, and also to prevent touching and rubbing of the eye
  • The patient has to wear dark glasses outside
  • Blurry vision, burning, itching of the eye can occur immediately post-surgery