Patient satisfaction after Lasik surgery for glass removal

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What is LASIK?

Lasik is a laser based surgery which helps in reducing eye power by altering corneal curvature. Millions of people worldwide have undergone Lasik surgery and got freedom from glasses. It has become a preferred option for many people to get reduced dependence on glasses.

Patient satisfaction after LASIK:

Quality of vision and patient satisfaction after LASIK is difficult to assess as so many factors and parameters must be considered to accurately measure these endpoints. Till date all the surveys that have been conducted so far have shown an overwhelming 90-95% happy and satisfied patient with their results after Lasik. Even though 95% is a great percentage however as a Lasik Surgeon the question is why 100% people are not satisfied after the Lasik surgery? I think again and always ended up with various factors that play a role which I have enlisted below.

 Factors to be considered for Lasik:

Pre-existing variables:

  1. Patient age
  2. Decreased Corneal Toricity
  3. Increased pupil size.
  4. Night vision symptoms.
  5. Dry Eyes
  6. Reduced contrast sensitivity

Surgical factors:

  1. Decentration
  2. Ablation-zone size
  3. Active eye tracking etc can affect quality of vision.

These factors can impact patient satisfaction. Controlling these factors thus can improve patient satisfaction. One of the good things is that with newer and more advanced surgeries like wave front guided femto Lasik, Relex Smile Lasik, Topography guided advanced surface ablation can minimize some of these issues. However a lot also depends on the patient expectations and the possibility of good outcomes after the surgery given the variables which may be case based.

Few patient stories and how Lasik changed their life positively:

  1. A 35 yr old who decided to change careers after lasik:

I often remember Ram’s story when I think about patient satisfaction after Lasik surgery. He came to Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute in Navi Mumbai to explore the option of Lasik surgery. He wanted to learn swimming and wanted to go for diving and decided to get freedom from glasses. A detailed pre-Lasik evaluation was done for him. He was 35 years old and had a moderate myopia. His pupil size was 7.1 mm. Rest of the pre-lasik tests were all good. He wanted to get Femto Lasik done. I discussed with him the possibility of more night vision issues such as glare due to the large pupil size after femto Lasik. He understood the consequences ad still opted to go ahead with the Femto Lasik surgery. He had been one of the happiest people that I have seen after the Lasik surgery. His first diving experience was so awesome that he actually decided to change his profession and got certified to become a profession diver.

In case of Ram the satisfaction was 100%. Such experiences are a delight for Lasik surgeons like me. Similar such patient satisfaction outcomes spring from life changing experiences for many of our patients who undergo Lasik surgery.

2. How Lasik helped Swapnila gain her self-esteem:

Swapnila had always worn thick glasses and in her mind she was an ugly girl. This led to a low self-esteem and affected her entire life style. After her Lasik surgery she started dressing up better. Her outlook and self-image changed completely. She suddenly realized that she is a very pretty girl. Within a year of her Lasik she got married to her prince charming that she had dreamt about and today lives a very happy life. So whether it is a change of profession or change of self-image, Lasik surgery impacts the lives of many such people in a very positive manner. These are the cases where I think the satisfaction rate is more than 100%. Even though they may have some small eye issues after Lasik surgery but the impact on their life is so great that they do not let these minor issues take away their happiness and satisfaction from the procedure.

Perfect yet Imperfect!!

Lasik surgery is not a perfect surgery and has its own limitations. It is important for everyone who is considering Lasik surgery to understand all the nuances, have detailed discussions with their doctors and set their expectations right. Dissatisfaction stems from this mismatch of expectations and actual outcomes after the Lasik surgery.

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Dr Vandana Jain – Lasik Surgeon expert

About Dr. Vandana Jain: Dr. Vandana Jain is an expert Cornea and Lasik surgeon. She has vast experience of performing laser vision correction procedures over a decade. She is well versed with all the latest techniques and advancements in laser vision correction procedures like LASIK, Femto Lasik, Smile Lasik, PRK, etc. Dr. Jain ensures that all the patients undergo a detailed pre Lasik evaluation and then the best procedure and the technique is chosen for the patient to get satisfying results and to ensure long term safety.

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Lasik Surgery Center

About Center for Lasik Surgery at Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute:  Center for Lasik Surgery at Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute is one of the best LASIK surgery centers, a modern, well-equipped advanced center for all those who wish to get a laser vision correction procedure done.  A very detailed protocol based and meticulous pre-Lasik evaluation is done for all the patients. The advanced equipments like corneal topographer, corneal tomographer, IOL Master, A scan, B scan and OCT machines help us with detailed measurements. The aim is to choose the best procedure for all the patients. AEHI caters to patients from all over Navi Mumbai such as Vashi, Nerul, Kharghar and Panvel besides people traveling from all over western India and the World.

Advanced Eye Hospital And Institute (AEHI) can be reached at (O): +91 22 67313636, (Emergency): +91 9167360360 or even through Email: contactus@advancedeyehospital.com

Or you can make an appointment online through this link: BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

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“Am I suitable for Laser eye surgery?” – Lasik Suitability Information from the best Lasik Surgery Center in Navi Mumbai

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I have been constantly receiving emails from people exploring the option of LASIK eye surgery. They want to look at the possibility of getting rid of their glasses. But they do not want to travel unless they are sure that laser vision correction is a safe and the right option for them. I know it is difficult to spare time from our busy schedules to travel for Lasik surgery only to be told that you are not the right candidate for Lasik surgery. I understand the dilemma surrounding the suitability for Lasik. Overall Lasik surgery has progressed a lot in the past decade with all the new options of Femto Lasik, ReLex Smile Lasik, Advanced Surface Ablation, Customized Lasik and Blended Laser vision correction. Now we can offer one or the other type of Lasik surgery to more than 90% people and only 5-10% people are truly not suitable for Lasik surgery. It is often difficult for us to determine suitability unless a detailed pre-Lasik evaluation is done. However, there are a few other common indicators which, if present then Lasik surgery should be postponed and not planned at that time. Fortunately, some of these conditions are temporary and you may become suitable for Lasik surgery in the future.

Let’s understand the commonest reasons why someone may not be suitable for Lasik surgery at that moment: –

  1. Pregnancy and lactation

If you are currently pregnant or breast feeding the baby, then you should not plan to get your Lasik surgery right now. Pregnancy and lactation related hormonal changes can cause fluctuations in eye power and changes in corneal curvature. Some of these changes are just temporary and stabilize once the hormonal status normalizes. Eye power and corneal curvature stability are important before planning LASIK surgery. That is why planning a LASIK surgery during pregnancy or nursing period is not a good idea. Right time, to get assessed for suitability and plan a LASIK surgery, is a few months after breastfeeding is discontinued.

  1. Changing Glass Power

It is important to ensure that your glass and contact lens power are stable and hasn’t changed in the last 1-2 years. This is something which is frequently seen in teenagers and sometimes even in young adults. That is why a minimum age of 18 is recommended. It is a rough benchmark to ensure some eye maturity and power stabilization. However, if the eye power is not stable even after the age of 18 then it is better to wait for at least a year till the last power change. Some of the conditions which cause hormonal imbalances, diabetes and sometimes due to no identifiable reasons the eye power can undergo changes. If there is a concern around a constant power change, then a detailed eye and sometimes an endocrinologist evaluation may be needed.

  1. Poor health and active systemic diseases

Patients who are going through any illness or recovering from any major illness or surgery should not consider Lasik surgery at that time. People with uncontrolled diabetes, active collagen vascular diseases or any other condition which affects the body immunity or healing power should also postpone their Lasik surgery. It is imperative to wait for a period when all these diseases are in remission and the body is in a state of stability. One may become suitable to undergo Lasik surgery in the future.

On that note, in case you plan to travel to someplace in order to get your LASIK done, it is always a good idea to discuss about your general health related parameters with your Lasik surgeon before planning your travels to avoid a repeat visit.

Anita, an active social worker from the U.S. had visited us some time back. She had come over to be with her mother but then decided to also get a Lasik surgery done while she was here. During the consultation, it was found out she was diabetic. She had been diagnosed with diabetes just a few months ago and wasn’t aware that her current situation was not the ideal one for undergoing a Lasik surgery. After a detailed discussion and as was advised she decided to visit us once again the coming year after having followed a proper, tight, long term diabetic control to finally get her Lasik done.

In conclusion all I will say is, good health, stable hormonal status, balanced mental condition and stable eye powers are the overall general parameters that decide suitability for Lasik surgery. Even so, it is necessary to perform a detailed pre-Lasik evaluation to confirm absolute suitability of an individual for the selected Lasik before proceeding any further.

 

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Expert Lasik Surgeon

About Dr. Vandana Jain: Dr. Vandana Jain is an expert Cornea and Lasik surgeon. She has vast experience of performing laser vision correction procedures over a decade. She is well versed with all the latest techniques and advancements in laser vision correction procedures like LASIK, Femto Lasik, Smile Lasik, PRK, etc. Dr. Jain ensures that all the patients undergo a detailed pre Lasik evaluation and then the best procedure and the technique is chosen for the patient to get satisfying results and to ensure long term safety.

 

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Lasik Surgery Center

About Center for Lasik Surgery at Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute:  Center for Lasik Surgery at Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute is one of the best LASIK surgery centers, a modern, well-equipped advanced center for all those who wish to get a laser vision correction procedure done.  A very detailed protocol based and meticulous pre-Lasik evaluation is done for all the patients. The advanced equipments like corneal topographer, corneal tomographer, IOL Master, A scan, B scan and OCT machines help us with detailed measurements. The aim is to choose the best procedure for all the patients. AEHI caters to patients from all over Navi Mumbai such as Vashi, Nerul, Kharghar and Panvel besides people traveling from all over western India and the World.

Advanced Eye Hospital And Institute (AEHI) can be reached at (O): +91 22 67313636, (Emergency): +91 9167360360 or even through Email: contactus@advancedeyehospital.com

Or you can make an appointment online through this link: BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

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The Pros and Cons of the LASIK alternative,” Implantable Contact Lenses” – Information from the best eye hospital in Navi Mumbai

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Implantable contact lenses (ICL) are a wonderful tool, a breakthrough in technology, which is allowing many people to get freedom from glasses and contact lenses. All those who were not suitable for Lasik, Epi Lasik/PRK and Femto Lasik have another option to consider. ICL are specialized advanced lenses which are made from Collamer, a copolymer of collagen. Collagen is the naturally occurring substance present in the human eye. ICL are very thin andinvisible once implanted in the eye. It is safe, effective and improves unaided vision in all cases. However, it does require proper planning and customization. Improper sizing can cause high pressure, cataract etc. and may require the ICL to be explanted or rather removed from the eye.

Let’s understand some of the pros and cons of ICL surgery compared to Lasik surgery. Some of the advantages are-

  1. Improve lifestyle– A lot of people have concerns around the limitation these lenses may impose on their life style.

Ritu had very thin corneas and she was not suitable for Lasik. She was found suitable for ICL after a detailed pre procedure evaluation. She underwent the procedure successfully and had a wonderful vision after the procedure. At her 3 month follow up she complained that she is getting fat as she can no longer swim an activity she used to enjoy earlier. Her remarked perplexed me and I enquired as to why she cannot swim. She very innocently remarked that’s because she got the ICL surgery and that she has thelens in her eyes. She additionally remarked that it was a big disadvantage of ICL surgery. I could not help but smile at her innocence and ignorance. Implantable contact lenses are not similar to contact lenses that are inserted on the surface of the eye and then removed every night.

We do not advise swimming with normal day to day contact lenses. ICL unlike contact lenses are inserted inside the eye and are not exposed to any external environment. So an individual can partake into any kind of activity they desire one month after ICL surgery.  Due to the freedom from glasses most people enjoy all kinds of contact sports and outdoor activities which earlier were a big hassle for them like outdoor running, swimming, hiking, biking, diving etc.

  1. Improved quality of vision– ICL surgery does not modify the corneal curvature 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.
  1. Great option for farsightedness– A lot of people are not advised Lasik for positive numbers and that is due to the high risk of regression post Lasik surgery in these cases. If found suitable with adequate AC depth, etc. ICL can be a great option in these cases. There is no risk of regression and patients can enjoy a spectacle free vision.
  1. High powers– People with very high extreme powers such as -20 etc. are not suitable for Lasik if they want near complete removal of eye power. If suitable ICL can be a great option in these people.
  1. Quick Recovery-Within a week to ten days after ICL surgery a patient feels normal. Most people can get back to work within a few days and normal lifestyle by one month.
  1. Less risk of Dry Eye– ICL is implanted inside the eye through a very small incision and hence its effect on the corneal sensations and the curvature is negligible. This reduces the risk of dryness predisposition after the surgery.

Some of the disadvantages compared to Lasik are-
 

  1. Increased eye Pressure– Improper sizing of ICL surgery can lead to high pressure in the eye. In cases where eye pressure is not getting controlled or if there is a gross sizing abnormality ICL may need to be removed from the eye.
  1. Cataract development– It can happen in around 5-10% cases. This is believed to be due to the close proximity of the ICL to the crystalline lens inside the eye. If cataract is progressive, patient may need a cataract surgery.
  1. Corneal endothelial cell loss– Endothelium is a layer which lines the back side of the cornea. It is a very important layer and is responsible for maintaining the clarity of the cornea. It works as a pump and removes the excess fluid form the cornea. There is an enhanced cell loss after ICL implantation. In some cases where cell reserve is poor this can predispose to future complications. It is therefore important to ensure optimal corneal health prior to planning the ICL surgery.

Ranjan had a very high minus numbers and his corneal thickness was not adequate for the correction of eye power. He visited us at the Advanced Eye Hospital to explore the options. He had been told about ICL and he wanted to get the ICL surgery done. On his eye evaluation, we detected that his cornea had an abnormality called Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy.In this problem the corneal endothelial cells do not function properly and also the cell count deteriorates with time. In such cases ICL is not the right option.

 

In conclusion all I would say that, just like Lasik surgery, ICL surgery has its own unique set of pros and cons. It is important to understand the issues related to surgery, the recovery period, chances of complications, side effects and the expected outcomes after ICL surgery.

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Expert Lasik Surgeon

About Dr. Vandana Jain– Dr. Jain is a trained Cornea, Cataract and Lasik surgeon. She is the proponent of safe surgery. She always insists on a proper pre Lasik and pre ICL evaluation. She follows the strict criteria to ensure success after Lasik and ICL implantation. She is very prompt to suggest when ICL is not right for you. She ensures that all patients understands the pros and cons related to Lasik as well as ICL

 

 

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Lasik Surgery Center

 

About Centre for Lasik Surgery at Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute at Sanpada, Navi Mumbai: Centre for Lasik Surgery at Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute is a state of art center for all those who want to get freedom from glasses. It is one of the most advanced centers for glass removal in western India. All different procedures like Lasik, Femto Lasik, PRK, EpiLasik, ReLEx Smile Lasik, LasikXtra and ICL implantation are available under one roof. It has become very popular and trusted center for the residents of Vashi, Sanpada, Nerul, CBD Belapur, Kharghar, Panvel, Koparkhairane, Chembur and other parts of Navi Mumbai and Mumbai

Advanced Eye Hospital And Institute (AEHI) can be reached at (O): +91 22 67313636, (Emergency): +91 9167360360 or even through Email: contactus@advancedeyehospital.com

Or you can make an appointment online through this link: BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

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“Are Implantable Contact lenses better than Lasik? “ – Information from the Best LASIK Surgery Hospital in Western India

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Mona, a resident of Kharghar, had come to the center for Lasik surgery at the Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute in order to explore the option of Lasik eye surgery to get rid of her glasses. Her pre-Lasik evaluation was conducted. All her parameters were normal. The only issue was that her eye power was close to -18D in both the eyes. With this high an eye power Lasik cannot remove the entire number. At the most -10 to -11D can be safely corrected with Lasik (if the remaining parameters, especially corneal thickness and corneal topography are normal). So Mona was advised to consider the option of ICL (Implantable Contact lenses).

Implantable Contact lenses (ICL) implantation and Lasik are both different and great procedures in their own right. But the real dilemma is whether both the procedures are suitable for everyone and the answer to that is no!

LASIK is a procedure which is performed on the cornea and it changes the curvature and thickness of cornea, whereas ICL is a special type of lenses which is inserted inside the patient’s eye. It does not alter the shape or thickness of the cornea. These lenses are made of special material and hence stay inside the eye for as many years as needed.

Some of the most frequently asked questions about an ICL are: –

  1. What exactly is an ICL?

ICL also called Phakic lens or permanent contact lenses are specialized lenses which are surgically placed inside the eye. It is made from Collamer which is a collagen colpolymer. Collagen is naturally occurring body material and hence ICL is totally compatible with all the eye structures. It can continue to be in the eye for as long as needed. It has been in use since 1993 and more than a million procedures have been performed worldwide.

  1. How does an ICL work?

ICL is a very thin fold able lens and they are customized uniquely to the patient’s eye based on its measurements.  ICL is inserted into the eye through a tiny opening and ICL is positioned in front of the patient’s natural lens. It is a short, virtually painless procedure. Just like external contact lenses ICL alter the focusing point of the eye to give clearer vision. ICL is completely invisible to anyone looking at your eyes. It’s also safe to continue playing contact sports or swimming after ICL surgery.

  1. Who is suitable for ICL surgery?

Patients over the age of 18 years with stable eye power, someone who is not pregnant and has no other co-existing eye disease may be suitable for ICL.  Normal anterior chamber depth and healthy cornea are a pre-requisite. These are determined only after a detailed check up by the eye doctor.

  1. What are the benefits of doing ICL surgery?

A quick, painless procedure which does not alter the patient’s cornea and has no risk of future Lasik related corneal problems. It is a reversible procedure and ICL can be removed or replaced whenever required. The quality of vision is excellent, risks are minimal and recovery is very fast. The lens is invisible and the lens can correct very high powers which cannot be corrected by Lasik also. This lens implant assists vision correction without affecting patient’s accommodation. Most people find ICL implantation a very cost effective surgery given the money that they otherwise spend on high refractive index glasses and specialized contact lenses.

Another successful case of ICL implantation would be of Rajini, one of my old patients who got her ICL surgery done 8 years ago. She had very high power (-24D) in both the eyes and she developed intolerance to contact lenses. Given the high power she was not suitable for Lasik. After her ICL implantation she had a crisp unaided vision. She grew very confident after her surgery and climbed the ranks in her office very rapidly and today she is the head of the regional office of her company. It is extremely gratifying for surgeons like me to see patients become more self-confident after surgeries like ICL.

This additional benefit, seeing someone tackle life with renewed vigor after receiving the beautiful gift of restored sight definitely makes all that we do seem more worthwhile!

So in conclusion, I would just say that overall an ICL implantation can be a very gratifying surgery and help the suitable patients achieve complete freedom from spectacles. When the main door of Lasik is closed, ICL may still be an option for those seeking restored, renewed vision. A word of caution though, just like with a Lasik surgery, it is imperative to determine suitability for ICL implantation before planning to go in for one.

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Dr. Vandana Jain – Expert Lasik Surgeon

About Dr. Vandana Jain: Dr. Jain is a trained Cornea, Cataract and Lasik surgeon. She is the proponent of safe Lasik. She always insists on a proper pre Lasik and ICL evaluation. She follows the strict criteria to ensure success after Lasik and ICL implantation. She is very prompt to suggest when ICL is not right for you

 

 

 

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Lasik Surgery Center

About Centre for Lasik Surgery at Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute at Sanpada, Navi Mumbai: Centre for Lasik Surgery at Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute is a state of the art center for all those who want to get freedom from glasses. It is one of the most advanced centers for glass removal and the best, laser surgery hospital in Navi Mumbai. All different procedures like Lasik, Femto Lasik, PRK, EpiLasik, ReLEx Smile Lasik, LasikXtra and ICL implantation are available under one roof. It has become very popular and trusted by the residents of Vashi, Sanpada, Nerul, Belapur, Kharghar, Panvel, Koparkhairane, chembur and other parts of Navi Mumbai and Mumbai

Advanced Eye Hospital And Institute (AEHI) can be reached at (O): +91 22 67313636, (Emergency): +91 9167360360 or even through Email: contactus@advancedeyehospital.com

Or you can make an appointment online through this link: BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

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“Can LASIK remove both Distance and Reading Glasses?” – Information from the Best LASIK Hospital in Western India

Lasik helpful even after 40 years of age

Aging is a normal process which changes many aspects of our body functions including our eyes. When we are young we can see different distances sharply as the lens inside the eye is flexible and can change its shape to adjust according to the distance. Over the years the eye’s ability to change the shape of lens decreases and therefore people who could read well when they were younger developed a need for plus-glasses or reading glasses starting middle age.  Although reading glasses can correct the problem, most people find it frustrating to have to use spectacles whenever they indulge in any of the near vision activities like looking at a message on their cell phones or reading newspaper.

Mr. Mohan, one such person who lives a very active life and was constantly getting bothered with his glasses. As he turned 47 years old, he not only required his distance glasses but also reading glasses. He wanted an option to get rid of both his numbers.

Fortunately there are now options available that can help improve the situation for people wanting to get rid of distance and reading glasses.

 

  1. Mono-vision Lasik (Blended Vision Lasik) – This is a great option for most patients. In this the dominant eye is corrected for distance and the other eye is adjusted for reading correction. This is suitable for those who are easy going and do not look for perfection in everything. Before opting for this a trial of contact lenses is done where one eye contact lens is adjusted for distance correction and the other eye for reading. If patient feels comfortable with the vision then mono-vision Lasik is planned. Even though my initial assessment of Mohan was that he was a perfectionist but when we gave him the trial of mono-vision contact lenses he was thrilled. So he went ahead and got the Mono-vision Lasik done and today he is enjoying a spectacle free vision.

 

  1. Presby-Lasik- This is a type of Lasik where different powered zones are created on the cornea. Even though it was believed to be a promising technology but the results have failed to demonstrate that. So this form of correction is slowly becoming redundant and is not preferred by most Lasik surgeons now.

 

  1. Multifocal Lens Implantation- This is an option where patients own lens is removed and replaced with a fold able multi focal lens. This surgery is called as Refractive lens exchange. Technically the surgery is similar to cataract surgery. The advantage of this surgery is that once this procedure is done then patient does not need cataract surgery in future. This is unlike other options where cataract surgery will be required once patients own lens turns cloudy with increasing age. This option is better suited for those with farsightedness along with presbyopia or those where early cataract changes have already started. Mr. Sam wanted to get correction of both distance and reading numbers. On evaluation he was found to have early cataract. He opted for this and is very happy with the results and now enjoys his spectacle free life.

 

  1. Corneal Inlays– It is a newer procedure which is suitable for presbyopic patients with good distance vision, but poor near vision, between the ages of 45 and 60. The tiny lens is implanted in the non-dominant eye into a corneal pocket created by a Femtosecond laser. The device works by blocking unfocused light rays entering the eye. During near work the implant blocks peripheral light rays while allow central light rays to pass through a small opening in the center of the device. This makes near objects and small print less blurry. Most patients report improvement in their vision almost immediately and most can resume their normal activities within a day or two. However still the procedure is not developed enough and requires further refinement to reduce the existing risk of side effects and complications.

 

  1. Presbyopic (Multifocal) Implantable contact lenses– IPCL is suitable for people between the age of 45 and 55 those who wear glasses for both distance and near vision. IPCL is like a soft contact lens but it is inserted into the eye through a tiny incision. It becomes a part of the eye and is positioned in front of patient’s natural lens. It is made from special acrylic material which is compatible with body and cannot be rejected. The lens is customized and personalized from person to person based on eye measurements and readings. Results are stable over time and there is usually no regression. Another advantage is that unlike Lasik it is a reversible procedure and it does not alter the corneal shape or thickness. It provides excellent quality of vision and fast recovery. Because patient’s natural lens is not touched and it remains in the eye, patient’s accommodation is preserved.

 

Most of these procedures are not recommended for patients with severe dry eye or those having an active eye infection. Even those with corneal abnormalities related to thin cornea or irregular shape of the cornea are advised against these procedures. Additionally those with recent or recurring herpetic eye disease, having uncontrolled glaucoma, uncontrolled diabetes; or active autoimmune or connective tissue disease are advised against any of these procedures.

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Dr. Vandana Jain

About Dr. Vandana Jain: Dr. Vandana Jain is a trained Cornea, cataract and Lasik surgeon. She is an experienced Lasik surgeon and approaches the Lasik journey very scientifically. She believes that the path towards Lasik surgery is an important one and should begin with a lot of deliberation. A proper pre Lasik evaluation, consultation with an experienced Lasik surgeon and a detailed discussion go a long way to ensure good outcomes. She believes that people who are wishing freedom from reading glasses need a more customized solution.

 

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Lasik Surgery Center

About Centre for Lasik Surgery at Advanced Eye Hospital at Sanpada in Navi Mumbai– Lasik surgery center at Advanced Eye Hospital is an advanced center for Lasik surgery. It  has all the different types of Lasik surgery machines like wave front guided Lasik, Femto Lasik, ReLEx Smile Lasik etc. People from all over Mumbai and Navi Mumbai get their Lasik surgery done at the center. Since its inception thousands of people from Chembur, Vashi, Sanpada, Nerul, Belapur, Kharghar, Panvel, Middle East etc have undergone all the different types of Lasik surgery. Center has also helped people get freedom from reading glasses through many different approaches tailored according to the individual needs and life style.

Advanced Eye Hospital And Institute (AEHI) can be reached at (O): +91 22 67313636, (Emergency): +91 9167360360 or even through Email: contactus@advancedeyehospital.com

Or you can make an appointment online through this link: BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

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“Blindness after a Laser Eye Surgery – Myth or Reality?” LASIK Surgery Information from the Best LASIK Surgery Hospital In Western India

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Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute, Sanpada – Navi Mumbai is the best super specialty eye hospital in western India having highly qualified Doctors and advanced technologies for all forms of eye care services and eye surgeries.

One of the most common question I get to hear is “Doctor, Is blindness after a laser eye surgery a reality? Can I really go blind if anything goes wrong?” Hence I decided to write up this article to provide relevant information about LASIK Surgery.

Statistics shows that almost 20-30% young adults wear glasses out of which almost 30% wear contact lenses. In this 30 %, women wearing contact lenses are more than men, probably for cosmetic reasons. Many of these people are tired of glasses or feel inhibited due to glasses and contact lenses. They want to get a LASIK surgery done but have a lot fears which prevent them from getting a laser eye surgery for glass removal. I can completely understand the basis for fears. More often than not either they directly or someone among their friend circle would have heard something negative about Lasik. The problem with this kind of information is something similar to Chinese whispers. As the information travel from one person to another a minor problem may get distorted by a large magnitude.

So I think in these kinds of situation rather than taking that information as the truth base on hear-say it is better to discuss them with your eye doctor.

There are 3 main components to addressing the fears related to Lasik laser eye surgery.

 

  1. Knowing about newer Lasik surgery options

Lasik surgery is a laser based vision correction which changes the curvature of cornea and reduces the eye power. It has been around for many decades. The good thing about the technology is that it has really undergone innovations over the years. Now Lasik surgery is not just one size fits all! It can be customized to the patient’s lifestyles, eye parameters and profile. With newer options like Customized Lasik, Epi Lasik,

Femto Lasik, ReLEx Smile Lasik, LasikXtra the recovery period and the risk of complications are reduced and also the outcomes have improved. ReLEx Smile Lasik is like a laparoscopic key-hole Lasik surgery and it not only reduces the risk of serious complications like Lasik ectasia but also shortens the recovery period. So it is imperative for the patient to visit and chose the Lasik center where all the newer options are available and they can be rest assured that the most preferred option will be customized to their eye parameters.

 

  1. Detailed pre-Lasik evaluation to rule out unsuitability for the procedure

Not everyone is eligible for laser eye surgery. People who are healthy, not pregnant and breastfeeding may be good candidates for Lasik surgery. Besides body parameters eye parameters are also important. For that we do a battery of tests like corneal thickness, corneal topography, dry eye tests, eye muscle balance, retina and nerve checking. This detailed pre-Lasik evaluation helps us to identify those candidates where Lasik surgery should not be done as there is a greater risk of side effects and complications. Secondly the eye parameters help us customize the type of Lasik surgery best suitable for patient’s eye.

Anuj recently visited Center for Lasik Surgery at Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute for an opinion. He was advised conventional Lasik surgery elsewhere and he wanted a second opinion. After a detailed pre-Lasik evaluation he was found to be unsuitable for Lasik due to borderline corneal thickness. In Lasik surgery we create a flap on the cornea and in patients with borderline corneal thickness it can induce a weakness in the cornea. This weakness can marginally increase the risk of post Lasik ectasia. I advised him PRK where no corneal flap is created, only the epithelium (top layer) of the cornea is removed and hence this better preserves the rigidity of the cornea.

These kinds of cases illustrates the value of a detailed pre-Lasik work-up and visiting a center where all the different types of Lasik surgeries like Lasik, PRK, Femto Lasik and Smile Lasik are available.

 

  1. Discuss in detail about side effects, recovery period, do’s and don’ts with your Lasik surgeon

It is important to ask plenty of questions and clear all your doubts during your pre-Lasik consultation.  One really needs to have confidence in their Lasik surgeon that he/she will do everything possible to decrease any risk of LASIK complications. In the rare chance that something is not perfect your surgeon should be able to manage any post-operative symptoms you have. It is important to remember that LASIK is a surgery and like with any surgical procedure, unexpected complications can occur. Millions of LASIK procedures have been performed worldwide with very high levels of safety and effectiveness. It is extremely unusual for anyone to go blind after LASIK.  This is especially true if you follow your surgeon’s instructions and attend all follow-up visits as directed.

The estimated risk of losing vision in one eye is about one in five million. So really comparing with anything in life chances of anyone going blind after Lasik is highly unusual. Additionally contact lens users need to know that cumulative risk of going blind due to the use of contact lenses is higher than with Lasik performed for suitable eyes. It is important to not blindly believe rumors, get a detailed pre-Lasik evaluation and have a candid discussion with your Lasik surgeon.

 

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Dr Vandana Jain – Lasik Surgeon expert

About Dr. Vandana Jain- Dr Vandana Jain is an expert Cornea and Lasik surgeon. She has vast experience of performing laser vision correction procedures over a decade. She is well versed with all the latest techniques and advancements in laser vision correction procedures like LASIK, Femto Lasik, Smile Lasik, PRK etc. Dr. Jain ensures that all the patients undergo a detailed pre Lasik evaluation and then the best procedure and the technique is chosen for the patient to get satisfying results and to ensure long term safety.

 

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About Center for Lasik Surgery at Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute-  Center for Lasik Surgery at Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute is one of the best lasik surgery centers, a modern well-equipped advanced center for all those who wish to get laser vision correction procedure done.  A very detailed protocol based and meticulous pre-Lasik evaluation is done for all the patients. The advanced equipments like corneal topographer, corneal tomographer, IOL Master, A scan, B scan and OCT machines help us in detailed measurements. The aim is to choose the best procedure for all the patients. AEHI caters to patients from all over Navi Mumbai such as Vashi, Nerul, Kharghar and Panvel besides people traveling from all over western india.

Advanced Eye Hospital And Institute (AEHI) can be reached at (O): +91 22 67313636, (Emergency): +91 9167360360 or even through Email: contactus@advancedeyehospital.com

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A Smart, Young Fashion and Image Consultant from Surat Attains Freedom from Glasses, the Smile LASIK way

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LASIK or laser vision correction surgery to reduce eye powers has come a long way! The current advancements in the technique, technology and the machines have made Lasik much safer and more effective. The most advanced and latest type of LASIK available currently is ReLEx SMILE LASIK, a laser eye correction surgery wherein a person can return to work within a day itself. One of the most common reason we get to hear from any patient visiting us from smaller cities like Surat, Nashik, Nagpur etc.  is “Coming from a small town, I don’t have access to the latest and the best technologies! “ Same could be said about our recent patient, Avni, a smart young woman who hails from Surat, Gujarat and is planning to get married soon.

Avni is a Fashion and Image Consultant, a highly competitive and precision oriented job which helps others create a fabulous impression which not only entails physical appearance or personal grooming but also how one looks, talks and behaves. They always have to be at the best-of-the-best condition to be able to even practice their profession.

She used to wear contact lenses and was quite happy with using them but due to suddenly developing intolerance had to make the switch to glasses. She lives in Surat and was most comfortable in and around Surat only, she also wanted to get married there itself. She loves Surat and does not plan to shift out anytime soon unless extremely required. She runs a fashion and image consultancy for women in Surat. Her one and only grudge or shall we say grievance was the lack of Eye hospitals which are equipped with the best and latest technology for Lasik. She had spent long hours researching on the internet on how to get rid of spectacles for good and zeroed in on getting a SMILE Lasik done. She then visited many Lasik clinics in and around her beloved Surat but quickly her enthusiasm turned into disappointment since the Lasik centers she visited had neither the facility nor the equipment for the latest, highly advanced – ReLEx Smile lasik surgery.

She did a whole-hearted detailed research on the internet and came across Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute which had quite a few favorable reviews on Internet which caught her attention. Not someone to take things at face value she furthered her research and came across and got in touch with a few patients from Surat who had their Smile Lasik surgery done at the Lasik center at Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute. After getting her curiosity sated she contacted us for a few more referrals to help her finalize and spoke to a few more patients from Surat and got rave reviews about us. Satisfied with both her research and conversations, she came down to the Lasik Centre at Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute in Sanpada, Navi Mumbai for the mandatory pre-Lasik evaluation. After a detailed pre-Lasik work-up which included tests like eye number checking, corneal topography, corneal thickness evaluation, eye muscle balance testing, eye dryness testing, Retina and Optic nerve evaluation etc. she was given a green signal for the surgery. She also had many concerns and queries which were answered to her satisfaction. Once everything was in order, she underwent her Smile Lasik surgery, which was carried out successfully. After the procedure, her joys knew no bounds as she could see clearly and additionally could go back to work within a day of the procedure. When she turned up at work, none of her employees or customers could even make out that she had Smile Lasik surgery done just a day back!

An overjoyed Avni quoted “I am so thrilled that I don’t have to wear glasses anymore. My profession as a fashion and image consultant required me to look my best and feel confident about myself. My glasses were becoming a hassle for me and I was getting increasingly troubled by them. I believe in going for the best in everything in life! I am glad I chose Smile Lasik surgery at Advanced Eye Hospital in Sanpada Navi Mumbai. It is one the most well equipped eye hospitals. The staff, the ambiance, the doctors and the technology, all are truly exceptional. My experience of ReLEx Smile surgery was also very pleasant. I did not even realize that I was getting an eye surgery done. It was over in a few minutes and there was no pain. Even after the surgery I felt very comfortable. Next day after my follow-up eye checkup I went back to work. I was feeling very comfortable and decided to not sit at home. Everyone was truly amazed on seeing me back at work in a day itself. Such is the power of newer Lasik surgeries like Smile Lasik where within a day, people like me feel very comfortable. I now recommend Advanced Eye Hospital and ReLEx Smile surgery to all my friends and clients.”

On the same note, Dr. Vandana Jain who had carried out the surgery says “People like Avni who live a fast track life are most suitable for Smile Lasik Surgery. After a detailed pre-Lasik evaluation if found suitable most of these busy individuals can get back to work in a day or two after ReLEx SMILE LASIK surgery. Avni and other people from the current generation are fortunate to have access to the best of the technology which has made the procedure safer, painless and also enables faster recovery.”

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Dr Vandana Jain – Lasik Surgeon expert

About Dr. Vandana Jain: Dr. Jain is a cornea and Lasik surgeon. She is an advocate of safe Lasik surgery. She appreciates and understands that newer technologies like ReLEx Smile overcome some of the earlier problems. Additionally sometimes people who are not suitable for Lasik surgery with older technology can be considered for Lasik surgery with the newer options. She practices and propagates that every patient’s eye parameters need to be studied in detail and treatment should be customized according to that.

 

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About Center for Lasik Surgery at Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute at Sanpada Navi Mumbai– The center for Lasik surgery at Advanced Eye Hospital and institute treats patients from all over Vashi, Sanpada, Koperkhairne, Belapur, Kharghar, Panvel, Chembur, Airoli, Mumbai, Surat, and Nashik. The emphasis is on determining Lasik suitability and then to personalize the lasik surgery on the basis of eye parameters and the life style of the patient.

 

 

Advanced Eye Hospital And Institute (AEHI) can be reached at (O): +91 22 67313636, (Emergency): +91 9167360360 or even through Email: contactus@advancedeyehospital.com

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