Lasik

The full form of LASIK is laser in-situ keratomileusis, which is a surgery done to correct visual problems. The common problems with the eyesight are myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. This procedure uses laser to permanently change the shape of the cornea, which is the clear outer protective layer of the eye.

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I have dry eyes after a LASIK surgery. Is there some medication I can try?

Query: Hello doctor, About two years ago, I did LASIK surgery to correct my short-sightedness. I recovered from it and have a normal vision now. The trouble note is my eyes get dry soon. And sometimes, when I wake up, I cannot even open my eyes as it is too dry, and I need to keep them closed until it wate...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry, but there is no permanent treatment or cure for dry eyes, but yes with treatment, your life will become comfortable. To treat dry eyes, we need to find the type and severity of dry eyes. The type of dry eyes is established by the clinical examination of th...  Read Full »

Is it possible to correct my short-sightedness with a laser?

Query: Hi doctor, I have undergone trab surgery for glaucoma nine years back. I did not have short-sightedness before the surgery. But after the surgery, I had to use glasses. Presently, I am having a power of around six for the lens. Is there anything that can be done to control this short sight? Is ther...  Read Full »


Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think short sight cannot be controlled. But, you can do LASIK if all the requirements are set for your eyes. For further queries consult an eye care ophthalmologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/eye-care-ophthalmologist  Read Full »

Is it safe for me to undergo LASIK surgery after getting diagnosed with a lamellar macular hole?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to undergo LASIK surgery for myopia in my eyes. I went to the first hospital to do a pre-examination for LASIK surgery, but I failed the exam because they found that I have a retinal disease called lamellar macular hole and epimacular membrane. So the doctor did not recommend th...  Read Full »


Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and seen the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your right eye has a lamellar macular hole which can progress to a full-thickness macular hole in some years, so you must undergo retinal surgery. You can undergo LASI...  Read Full »

Can my eye pain be due to not wearing my glasses?

Query: Hello doctor,My eye pain feels like throbbing. So I went to see a doctor, and all they told me was to wear my glasses, and this has been happening for four years now. I am not taking any medication. I am a 19-year-old male, 5’8 in height and weighing 127 kgs.  Read Full »


Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your doctor is telling you to wear glasses, you should wear them if you have a significant refractive error. If you do not want to wear glasses, at least wear contacts or do LASIK (laser-assisted in situ kerato mileusis). Till that, start warm compresses on your eyes...  Read Full »

I had an unsuccessful laser eye surgery 15 years back, and I doubt if it is the cause of dry eyes. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had laser surgery on both my eyes 15 years back, and it was not very successful. My eye sight power came back along with the cylindrical power. My power has been stable for the last 10 years. Now my vision has become 6/4. But, I found out that I have dry eyes ever since. If I use ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. Dry eye syndrome also called as sicca syndrome is due to the inability of the tear glands to produce enough tears. It is sometimes associated with dry mouth and positive antibodies like anti-Ro and anti-La, in which case, it is called Sjogr...  Read Full »

Is lasik surgery recommended for myopia with changing eye power?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old. I am suffering from high myopia. The power in my glass is -7:00 in the left eye and -14:00 in the right eye. And the main problem is my power is still increasing. Why is it increasing? Is there any solution to make the power constant? If my power becomes constant, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, you need to get an indirect ophthalmoscopy done to rule out areas of weakness in your retina. Cause of your increasing number it can be pathological myopia in which your retina is getting increasingly weak. Now about lasik: your right eye is amblyopic ...  Read Full »

What medicines can I take for throat irritation post LASIK surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years now. Last Monday got LASIK for my eyes and in recovery phase this week. I had cold before that which has increased and continuing till now. I have throat irritation and slight nose block for which I took Otrivin at night for 2 days but still not much improvement. What table...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. If I was your treating physician, I would recommend you over-the-counter cough syrups like Syrup Grilinctus (contains Dextromethorphan hydrobromide, Chlorpheniramine maleate, Guaifenesin and A...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for refractive error of more than 6?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is having a refractive error of more than 6 in both the eyes. Please suggest various treatment options available.  Read Full »


Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many treatment options available for management of this condition. The most popular and most frequently done are laser refractive surgeries like LASIK. The surgery is very safe and you can undergo the surgery to get rid of refractive errors. Please mention h...  Read Full »

Is it safe to apply MMC in LASEK surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, Is applying MMC in LASEK surgery safe enough? Concerning risk with corneal opacity from LASEK vs corneal 370 µm left after LASIK, which is greater?  Read Full »


Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Applying MMC (Mitomycin-C) in LASEK is safer and in many studies, it has not caused any problems. So, you need not worry. Coming to your second question, LASIK with 370 µm left, is very safe as we take the safety level as 250 µm. Hence I feel LASIK risk ...  Read Full »

My eye power is -9 on left and -3 on right. Objects double and get dizzy. How to improve?

Query: Dear Doctor, My eye power is -9 on left and -3 on right. I feel very uncomfortable wearing eyeglasses.  When I see, objects double and get dizzy. How to improve? Age - 17 years/ female.  Read Full »


Dr. N. Sathian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since the power difference in RE and LE is -6 ds, it is inducing double vision because of the difference in image size produced by the spectacles. Since you are only 17 years old, we need to wait until 18-20 years of your age for your eye power to stabilize, and to think...  Read Full »

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