Q.3 I have read about dry eyes and night vision issues after LASIK? What are they?

Ans.    I do appreciate your concerns about the procedure. These are your healthy normal eyes we are talking about! That is why we use the finest technology and deliver successful results!

What may help is visiting some sites like the US FDA website. This will help you at least identify centers with older lasers and you can learn more about the laser technology and how success rates differ for each type of technology. We too have this simplified on our site http://lasikindia.in/services-view/safety/. This is the reason why with our strict protocols and way of working we have never had any case of infection. Complications of LASIK include those from the technology like night vision problems.

Complications of LASIK come from 4 sources:-

Doctors inexperience:
Our advantage: Dr Anand Shroff is the only eye surgeon from India training over 100’s of doctors every year in from world over on our technology. He is one of the longest experienced LASIK surgeons in India. Since Dr Anand is also primarily a corneal surgeon doing corneal transplants for many years even before doing LASIK, it helps us give excellent results. We have never had any problems surgically.

Older technology:
Our advantage: We have always offered the best available of that time to our patients because we value their eyes. Today, the laser we use is 5 times more expensive than other lasers available in value, however, we chose to offer the best in the world to our patients at a cost which is one fourth of what it is available in the other 5 places in the world viz. Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Japan and Kuwait.
Complications of LASIK include those from the technology like night vision problems. Since our laser system is most advanced it has zero night vision trouble. In fact with our experience and reputation we have corrected complications of other centers.

Center not having strict infection controls:
Our advantage: We are the only eye hospital in India to be certified by the highest Healthcare body from JCAHO, USA. The committee gave the hospital a special certificate for exemplary performance in infection control. We have had ZERO cases of infection and are using complete disposables for the procedure.

Patient not the ideal candidate:
Our advantage: A thorough check up with the doctor himself. Other complications are more consequences of doing LASIK on an unsuitable candidate such as one who has dry eyes. So, dry eyes are another problem that you will read about. Again in our center, we check each and every patient quantitatively with a special dry eye test. If any patient is found to have dry eyes, then depending on the severity appropriate treatment is advised to the patients. For mild to moderate dry eyes we suggest Epi LASIK, a new procedure that you can read about on our website www.lasikindia.in.

The only thing that we prepare our patients for is the event of needing a fine tuning of the treatment. This is rare, but still seen because, in spite of having done our best and taken all predictable objectives, we still cannot predict body healing. It sometimes can heal leaving behind a small number. In our experience we have seen up to 0.75 D usually. However, this is treatable and we offer to re treat this number free of cost in the first year. Hence, it only means that in rare cases LASIK may be in two steps. The rate of this re treatment or fine tuning in our center is less than 0.4% which in most centers is upto 20%. Other than this, we have not faced any other issues.

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