People believe that eyes are the window to their soul, so why not maintain their appearance and make them look beautiful entrance to the inner human being. Modern eye surgery techniques have improved the vision and appearance to several windows to the soul.
Lasik eye surgery is the latest and the most innovative eye surgery technique that helps hundreds and millions of people to improve and vision and have a better outlook towards life with their beautiful eyes. This surgery is believed to be a blessing in disguise.
LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis and is a surgical procedure that reduces the dependency of an individual on contact lenses and glasses. This surgical or clinical eye surgery uses an excimer laser to permanently change the shape of the cornea, covering of the front of the eye. As compared to other eye surgery techniques, lasik helps in keeping a large part of the cornea surface intact that makes the patient more comfortable and have better vision more quickly.
Lasik eye surgery was first performed in 1990 in the U.S. clinical trials. This was disocvered by Dr.Lucio Buratto and Dr.Loannis Pallikaris by blending the two prior eye surgery techniques, Keratomileusis and photo refractive keratectomy effectively. Further to it, Dr Jose Barraquer developed a device known as ‘Microkeratome’ that was made fit o cut thin flaps in the cornea and modify its shape. This modification or alternation of the shape of the cornea was known as keratomileusis.
This breakthrough of eye surgery technique gave a new vision to the eye treatments and changed the complete perspective of an individual. Lasik in India was guided by Shroff Hospital that has opened eyes to a whole new world. Shroff hospital is the pioneer of Lasik eye surgery and has got several years of experience in eye treatments.
The procedure of lasik technique is also as simple as the results. An antibiotic is first used to minimize any kind of infection in the cornea and then the patient is sedated. Eyes of the patient are cleaned and local anesthetic is used to get alleviate pain during the surgery. Thereafter, eyes are held apart with a lid speculum and a ring is placed on the eye. Suction is created using high pressure and microkeratome is used to cut a flap in the cornea. The flap is folded back to reveal the underlying stroma, the mid-section of the cornea.
Then Eximer Laser from a computer-controlled laser vaporizes a portion of the stroma in a controlled manner. After the stroma is remolded, the flap is replaced and is secured through natural adhesion until healing occurs. This gives a much improved vision and changes the appearance of the eye with ease and comfort. Lasik is a successful treatment in accurately correcting levels of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.
Most of the patients with eye problems are happy after the discovery of lasik eye surgery but like other clinical procedures, the risks are also involved. Therefore, it is important to understand the limitations and complications before planning to go for this kind of eye surgery. The most common risk factors associated with lasik eye surgery are lost vision, debilitating visual symptoms and severe dry eye syndrome. Therefore, weigh the risks and benefits of lasik, depending on personal value system and avoid being influenced by friends, relatives and doctors.