28-year-old Archana Joshi* worked as a nurse in a nursing home located at Kalyan. She was always a studious girl but disliked wearing eyeglasses. She started using contact lenses and thought that she would be relieved from the hassles of wearing glasses. After few months, she was frustrated even with contact lenses and wanted to get rid of it.
She shared this problem with her family and soon they visited Dr. Vandana Jain at Advanced Eye Hospital & Institute (AEHI) in Sanpada, Navi Mumbai based on her friend’s recommendation. Subsequently, she booked an appointment with AEHI.
Pre-LASIK evaluation revealed that she had -9.00 eye power in both her eyes. This eye power was stable for more than a year and also that she had no previous eye problem. Systemic evaluation revealed that myopia runs in her family. Her pre-lasik evaluation was conducted which was essentially normal. Even though her corneal thickness was normal but given the high power it was insufficient for the laser vision correction surgery.
Dr. Jain diagnosed her with high myopia and advised Implantable Collamer Lenses (ICL) implantation as vision correcting refractive surgery.
Implantable Contact Lenses, also called Phakic IOLs (or Phakic intra ocular lenses) are lenses that are surgically placed in front of the natural lens of the eye. They work just like contact lenses or glasses – by bending rays of light on to the back of the eye, the retina. The only difference is that instead of sitting on your eye like the usual contact lenses, these implantable contact lenses are placed inside your eye. However, unlike regular contact lenses these do not need to be removed and they become part of a person’s eye.
ICL surgery does not alter the curvature of cornea at all. Through a keyhole incision, ICL is inserted inside the eye. By virtue of its negligible effect on the corneal curvature the quality of vision in most cases is even superior to Lasik. Night vision issues like glare, etc. are negligible after ICL surgery in most people.
ICL has many advantages over LASIK such as better quality vision, procedure is reversible, corneal tissue is not removed, hence has negligible effect on the tear layer.
Archana felt confident that she was in safe hands at AEHI and went ahead with ICL surgery.
Archana was explained that there may be some mild discomfort or a gritty sensation for a few days after the procedure. Post ICL surgery, any strenuous activity should be avoided for minimum 3 to 4 days.
People like Archana who have high myopia are sometimes not suitable for Lasik surgery. But other options like ICL may be a good option for correction of eye power. Besides this people with high myopia should undergo regular retinal evaluations as the risk of retinal complications like retinal tears, retinal detachments etc are much higher in these group of people.
About Dr. Vandana Jain: Dr. Vandana Jain is an expert Cornea and Lasik surgeon. She has a vast experience of performing corneal surgeries like corneal transplantations and laser vision correction procedures. She believes that correction of eye power needs to be tailored to the patient’s eye condition and lifestyle.
About Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute:
Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute in Navi Mumbai is one of the best eye hospitals in Mumbai. Eye check-up rooms and the operation theatres are state-of-art and equipped with the best diagnostic and surgery machines. Personalised care, infection free modular operation theatres and beautiful ambience compliment the cutting-edge eye care offered at AEHI. Besides treating patients from Kharghar, Nerul, Vashi and Panvel, patients from all over western India travel to AEHI for world class eye care management.
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