Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery, also known as LASIK, is a type of refractive surgery used to treat farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism. This surgery is performed by an opthalmologist using a laser or microkeratome. It helps in improving vision without the hassle of contact lenses or glasses.

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I am a 19-year-old male who wears spectacles with power in both my eyes. Can laser or any surgical treatment help me to get rid of my glasses?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male. I wear spectacles which are having powers of -8 in the right eye and -5 in the left eye and I did my test one year back. So is there any treatment to get rid of the glasses? And are there any laser or surgical procedures and treatments for my eyesight? I hope y...  Read Full »

Dr. Rasmi Abo Touk Rifai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. First of all, I want you not to worry. Before I tell you about the solution, I suggest you to answer a few questions mentioned below: Since how long are you wearing glasses? How many times did you change your glasses for the change of power?...  Read Full »

My mother suffered from an acute episode of high eye pressure which required laser surgery. Will the surgery cause loss of her eyesight?

Query: Hello doctor, I need a quick answer about a very serious matter. According to the doctors, my mother ended up at the emergency room this morning because she suffered from an acute episode of high eye pressure. At the hospital, they ran some tests and concluded that she would need laser surgery be...  Read Full »

Dr. Satish Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The treating doctor has suggested the correct, standard, and safest treatment for acute congestive glaucoma in her affected eye and preventive treatment for the other eye. The YAG laser creates an additional channel for fluid drainage from within the eye to control i...  Read Full »

What are the precautions to be taken for lattice degeneration?

Query: Hi doctor,What are the precautions should be taken in case of lattice degeneration? Also, what is the list of don'ts and do's?  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi,Welcome to degeneration is a weak or a thin spot in retina.You need to get annual retina checkup and look for floaters or flashes.Contact retina specialist if there is a curtain-like appearance in front of your eyes. Avoid excessive strenuous activity.If a family history of re...  Read Full »

Can laser be used to treat eye floaters and retinal tears?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old. I have eye floaters in both my eyes. I am suffering from nearsightedness, and I have retinal tears. I consulted several doctors, but I did not get proper answers. The topic of eye floaters is not studied well in my country. My ophthalmologist says that I should do no...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your problem but do not be depressed, because everybody has to pass this phase of vitreous floaters. Some have it early due to myopia, and some have it in old age. These are definitely bothering, but it should settle and will take their own time. There is ...  Read Full »

Am I a suitable candidate for bladeless technique LASIK surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am interested in LASIK laser. My eye side number is R = - 1.75 and L = -2.25. My cornea focus is 590 590. Please advise me a little bit about customised versus bladeless technique surgery.  Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think it is a good decision to go for LASIK as your refractive power and corneal thickness is within requirement, ideally, both eye numbers should be same for LASIK but you may ask your LASIK surgeon regarding this. Also, I prefer bladeless LASIK, that is femtoseco...  Read Full »

My father is 61-year-old and had glaucoma in one eye. How likely is he to get it in the other eye?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 61-year-old and had glaucoma in one eye. The recent testing done three weeks ago revealed pressure of 30 mmHg in the eye, and he has gone through two laser sittings for the same. The doctor said a few more sittings might be required on the eye with glaucoma. However, it wo...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Glaucoma is usually bilateral, so we must watch the other eye also. Kindly share details of the laser surgery, as many types of lasers exist. There are usually two types of laser procedures for glaucoma, and multiple sittings are not required in either of them. There...  Read Full »

Why do my eyes feel tired and dry?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. I had undergone myopia correction surgery (LASIK) some eight months ago. The surgery was successful and the ophthalmologist said my vision was at 100%. Before that, I had used glasses since I was 12 for myopia and astigmatism. My myopia kept evolving and I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are three reasons for your dry eyes. Your continuous work at computers known as computer vision syndrome. LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis), commonly referred to as laser eye surgery can cause dry eyes. Tablet Sertraline can cause dry eye for co...  Read Full »

Far sight has not improved post cataract. What can be done now?

Query: Hello doctor, My Mother underwent a cataract procedure. After the procedure, we were informed that there was some complication while doing the procedure and they have to do another retina surgery. The same happened next day. It has been more than three weeks but there has not been any remarkable imp...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sometimes, complications happen in cataract surgery also. It is mentioned in the medical literature that there is zonular dialysis this makes a little tricky surgery. This makes lens weak and there are chances of particles of lens going back towards the retina. But t...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to replace IOL even after cataract surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent cataract surgeries in both eyes when I was 17 years old. I am now 31. Two years ago, my right eye lOL was dislocated. Hence, I discussed this with an eye doctor who advised me to perform the surgery again. The surgery was done, and the old IOL in the right eye was remo...  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, as you grow, the eyeball size also grows. You have undergone cataract surgery at quite a young age. It is only at that time it is usually told that a repeat surgery may be required in terms of lens exchange. The single piece and three pieces are only rela...  Read Full »

I wanted to know the safety and side effects of SMILE laser eye surgery. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My query is regarding the laser treatment called SMILE, which is used for eye power correction. Can you tell me how safe is this SMILE surgery for the eyes? Do we have any side effects of this? Do you recommend undergoing a SMILE procedure for the eyes?  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to SMILE (small incision lenticule extraction) is a very safe procedure to get rid of glasses. No surgical procedure guarantees a 100 % success rate, but SMILE has a very high success rate and is very safe. Like any other refractive surgery, it has side effects like dryne...  Read Full »

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