LASIK is an acronym for Laser Assisted Stromal In-Situ Keratomlleusis, which simply means "to shape the cornea from within." With Lasik Surgery in Singapore, an excimer laser is used to form tissues from the center of the cornea instead of its surface (as with EpiLASIK). A laser, or an instrument called a microkeratome, is used to lift a partial section of the corneal tissue. The lid is then lifted and the laser is applied. 30-90 seconds after the laser treatment, the lid is then replaced without stitches.
The advantages of Lasik Surgery by W Eye Clinic Singapore includes:
Less operative discomfort
Faster visual recovery
Capacity to correct higher levels of myopia
LASIK is a procedure technically more complex than EpiLasik, and this usually falls short of experience and discretion by the doctor if they prefer LASIK to EpiLasik. The decision on which one is right for you can be discussed with the doctor in detail during your consultation visit. The highest degree of myopia is best treated with LASIK. Generally speaking:
LASIK is considered the procedure of choice for major or moderate myopia.
Patients who want fast visual recovery prefer LASIK.
EpiLasik offers a higher security profile in low levels of myopia.
Arriving at the W Eye Clinic, patients are given a small pill that relaxes them. It takes about an hour to measure the eye before the procedure begins. Upon entering the laser room, the patient reclines in a chair and anesthesia and antibiotic eye drops are put in. There is no intravenous product or local anesthesia used (the need for you to sleep.) Under the laser, the patient is asked to concentrate on the flashing red light. A protector is used to hold the eye open. During the procedure, the patient feels pressure and the red light shines for less than a minute. The patient is asked to focus on the red light again and this is when the laser, as well as a pulsating sound that can be heard that lasts 10-90 seconds, does its job.
After the procedure is finished, the protector is removed and the patient is asked to sit. When sitting, he or she may notice an improvement in sight. The patient is asked to go home and rest for a few hours after the procedure. The next morning they may notice a substantial improvement in sight. However, continuous vision improvement will be seen for several weeks. Visit WEyeClinic.sg to learn more.