PATIENT'S SPEAK

BLADE FREE LASIK ADVANTAGES

ProSafety

  • Blade free (All-Laser) procedure
  • 100% disposables to ensure minimum risk of infection
  • Enhanced safety, precision and predictability of the procedure
  • Thorough preoperative evaluation and stringent patient selection to ensure Safety
  • Reduced risk of dry eyes and vision threatening complications

ProVision

  • Thorough diagnosis for enhanced preoperative planning
  • Enhanced quality of vision
  • Customized surgery for each eye for superior night vision
  • Wide range of treatable numbers (Myopia upto -12 D, Hyperopia upto +6 D, Astigmatism upto +6 D)

ProResults

  • Precise and predictable results
  • Quick recovery
  • Minimized chances of regression

HOW IS BLADE FREE LASIK SAFER?

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Blade free Lasik Lasik using Blade
Method for flap creation Computer controlled advanced
femtosecond laser
Mechanical blade (Microkeratome)
Accuracy of flap creation Micron level precision Variable precision
Optical quality Smooth flap interface which reduces
optical abnormalities
Mechanical blade can cause irregular
interface causing optical abnormalities
Chances of complications
during surgery
Negligible ‘Buttonholed’ or partially formed flaps,
corneal scars, flap tears
Chances of post surgery
complications
Lesser possibility of dry eyes,
better night vision
Higher possibility of dry eyes,
inferior night vision
Surgery related infections Negligible Possible, because of reuse of blades
Customized surgeries Very precise Less precise
Customization of corneal flap Customizable depth, size, shape and position No customization possible
Corneal flap Precise, because of the increased control
over the shape, size and position of the flap
Chances of visual distortions because
of improperly formed flaps
Results Precise results and clear vision Chances of distorted vision
and eye infections
Who can be treated? Patients with thinner corneas can also
be treated easily
Difficult to treat patients with
thinner corneas

OUR APPROACH

At the ProLasik Clinic, utmost care is taken to ensure patient safety and consistent results. That’s why we use advanced technology to minimize the chances of damage to the vision. We are proud to say that at present, we are the only center in the country offering “Completely Blade free” customizable Femtosecond Laser LASIK solutions. The approach at the Prolasik Clinic combines the Advanced Blade Free Femtosecond Laser, tissue sparing and fastest Excimer Laser, a thorough pre-operative diagnosis and the use of single use disposables for the surgery. This rare combination makes it the safest number removal approach.

STRENGTHS OF REH PROLASIK CLINIC
Advanced Blade free LASIK Technology

We use the Advanced Blade Free Femotsecond Laser, which is a safer technology in the world of number removal surgeries today. This technology eliminates the use of any blades in the procedure and makes surgery safe, precise and predictable. Additionally, it gives a greater control to the surgeon thereby enabling him to customize the surgery for each eye.

Thorough Pre-op Diagnosis

The prolasik process begins with a series of diagnostic tests and examinations. Based on these tests, the surgeon decides if the patient is a suitable candidate for the Lasik. These tests also assist the surgeon in properly planning the surgery according to the patient’s eye and lifestyle requirements.

Use of Single use Disposables

We ensure that we only use single use disposables during the surgery. This eliminates any risk of infection in the eyes and also improves the efficiency of the surgery.

Globally Awarded Doctors

For Lasik surgeries, the skill of the surgeon is as important as the technology being used. The ProLasik team at REH comprises of internationally trained eye surgeons who have received numerous awards and accolades for their contribution to the field of eye care.

OUR PROCESS

The patient undergoes a comprehensive eye exam to check the overall health of the eyes. These tests include detailed optical maps and biometric testing of the eyes from wavefront scans and corneal tomography. Based on these results we determine whether or not the patient is a suitable candidate for Lasik to ensure safety of the eyes. Thereafter, the patient undergoes customized laser vision correction using the advanced blade free femtosecond laser. This eliminates the use of mechanical blades and makes the procedure much safer. Additionally, we use the tissue sparing fastest excimer laser to ensure corneal safety. After the procedure, the surgeon and the counselor continue to meet with the patient for post-operative testing and follow-up care.

OUR SKILLS & TALENTS

The clinic is staffed by a team of internationally trained experts who pay special attention to the safety of patient’s eyes. They explain the step-by-step procedure, discuss the pros and cons of the procedure and help the patient make an informed decision. They extend their full support to the patients before, during and after the procedure.

Dr. Viraj Vasavada specializes in cataract and refractive surgery management. She has also been actively involved in clinical research & has several presentations and international publications to her credit. She serves as an instructor & panelist at the American & European Cataract & Refractive Society Annual meeting.

After completing his graduation, he did a 2 year D.N.B. Course at LVPEI, Hyderabad. To hone his skills further in the field of corneal diseases and refractive surgery, he pursued a fellowship at the Moran Eye Centre, USA. He specializes in cataract surgery, refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK, ICL) and corneal diseases.

Dr. Samaresh Srivastava completed his D.N.B (Ophthalmology) from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai. He also did a fellowship in refractive surgery and keratoconus management from Narayana Nethralaya, Bangalore. He was also invited as Faculty for Organization development program, Bangladesh Eye clinic, Bangladesh.

FAQS

Patients Speak

What Are Refractive Errors?

A refractive error is a common eye disorder which is observed very often. It occurs when the eye cannot clearly focus the images from the outside world. The result of refractive errors is blurred vision, which is sometimes so severe that it causes visual impairment. It is disease which can’t be prevented but can be diagnosed.

What are the types of Refractive errors?

The four most common refractive errors are:

  • myopia (nearsightedness): difficulty in seeing distant objects clearly;
  • hyperopia (farsightedness): difficulty in seeing close objects clearly;
  • astigmatism: distorted vision resulting from an irregularly curved cornea, the clear covering of the eyeball.
  • presbyopia: which leads to difficulty in reading or seeing at arm’s length, it is linked to ageing and occurs almost universally.
What is lasik?

LASIK stands for laser in situ keratomileusis, which means using a laser underneath a corneal flap (in situ) to reshape the cornea (keratomileusis). This procedure uses a highly specialized laser specially designed to treat refractive errors, improve vision, and reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses. This laser procedure alters the shape of the cornea and makes the vision clearer.

How does LASIK work?

A specially trained and experienced eye surgeon first creates a precise, thin hinged corneal flap using a microkeratome. The surgeon then pulls back the flap to expose the underlying corneal tissue, and then the excimer laser ablates (reshapes) the cornea in a unique pre-specified pattern for each patient. The flap is then gently repositioned onto the underlying cornea without sutures.

Am I a good candidate for LASIK?

Refractive surgery is not for everyone. In addition to this if you wish to undergo lasik surgery you need to go for a complete eye exam to find out if you are a candidate for surgery.

What are the benefits of LASIK?

For most candidates, LASIK surgery usually involves little pain and recovery is rapid. Other benefits may include:

  • LASIK can correct a wide range of refractive errors including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism of varying degrees.
  • LASIK can be repeated to correct the vision further.
  • The eyes stabilize within three months after LASIK surgery.
  • The eye is not structurally weakened.
  • LASIK usually causes little or no scarring of the cornea.
  • Post-operative care is usually limited to using eye drops for a week after surgery.
Why is blade free Lasik safer?

The blade free Lasik is much safer compared to ordinary Lasik because eliminating the use of blades also eliminates the risk of vision threatening scars, ‘Buttonholed’ or improperly formed corneal flaps and post surgery complications like dry eyes.

How does the use of single use disposables in the surgery help me?

Using disposables for surgery eliminates any chances of infections or contamination during of the surgery. The use of single use disposables also increases the efficiency of the surgery. That’s why we emphasize on using only single use disposables in all our surgeries.