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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 feel a tight band like pressure on my head while wearing specs. When can I get rid of this feeling?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel a tight band like pressure around my head while wearing specs. I try not to flinch my head muscles while feeling the head pressure fearing it will escalate the pressure feeling. I started wearing specs from the age of 16, and now I am 19. I do not want to wear contact lenses an...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You probably have a tension-type headache. This can be managed with medicine and relaxation exercises and by reducing the stress as well. Even with specs, you can manage these headache symptoms. For more clarity on your symptoms and further evaluation, you can visit ...  Read Full »

I want to go for LASIK surgery to stop wearing glasses. Is it safe?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old and getting married next year, but I am tired of wearing glasses. They do not suit me well and I am uncomfortable with them. I have tried contact lenses, but I cannot sleep wearing them. I researched LASIK online and I think it might be the perfect solution for me. Ho...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Yes, LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) may be a viable option for you, depending on your age and profession. However, before undergoing the procedure, certain tests need to be done to determine your elig...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from frequent itching sensation in my eyes. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have frequent itching sensation in my eye. Immediately I rubbed my eyes, and I could not control the rubbing. After this, my eyes became reddish and please instruct me to eliminate this. I had short-sight power, and I did Lasik one year before. This itching problem happened before La...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I think you have allergic conjunctivitis. Eye allergies, called allergic conjunctivitis, are common when the eyes react to something that irritates them (called an allergen). The eyes produce histamine to fight off the allergen. As a resul...  Read Full »

Why am I seeing halos after getting the LASIK surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a LASIK surgery last year for specs removal because my spectacles' power was too high 8.75 in right and 7.25 in the left eye. But after that again my eye power reversed back in less than one year right 1.50 and left .50. But now last two months I had faced a problem just li...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The haloes or glare can happen in some patient's after undergoing LASIK surgery. This may reduce after wearing antiglare glasses and lubricating eyedrops. Regarding corneal weakness, I would suggest Pentacam test to assess corneal thick...  Read Full »

I have vision problem and eye dryness after my LASIK surgery. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had LASIK surgery done three months ago by a reputable doctor. I am young, healthy, and had high myopia (-6.00 D and -7.00 D). My near vision is always perfect. However, would this not be too blurry if I were experiencing dry eye blurriness? Wetting drops make me feel better and relieve...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Generally, after LASIK, the vision is crystal clear, but in some cases, when the number is relatively high and corneal thickness is thin. In such a scenario, one has to be greedy not to correct fully. Secondly, some...  Read Full »

I have minor lens subluxation in both my eyes. Will it complicate the LASIK surgery I am getting for vision correction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old. I have around -1.5 Diopters power vision in both eyes. I want to undergo Contoura vision or Lasik surgery for eyeglasses removal. I also have a minor lens subluxation in both eyes. This lens subluxation has not increased in the past three years, and my refractive err...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to, I understand your concern. If subluxation is more, then the refractive error will definitely change. However, this can be confirmed on dilated examination. Did you get any tests done to check for eligibility for Lasik surgery that includes corneal topography and thi...  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 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 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 »

What are the disadvantages of Lasik surgery when having thyroid problem?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner is wearing spectacles. She is going to undergo lasik surgery next week. She suffers from thyroid. Is it comfortable for her to go for lasik surgery for eyes? Will the eyes get swelled after lasik surgery? Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your partner has thyroid disease and has opted for lasik surgery. Usually, the healing and remodeling time for the cornea is three months at maximum. So she can recover soon. Just like other surgical procedures, lasik also have a few shortcomings. I will try to explain ...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to undergo a LASIK checkup if refractory power changes before LASIK surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I went for a LASIK checkup, and I was deemed fit for it. I am 23-year-old and got my eyesight tested last when I was 20 or 21 years old. At that time my number was -2.25 (left) and -2.75 (right). Now it is -2.25 (left) and -4 (right), with 0.75 cylindrical power in both. Should I go for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sankaran Mathangee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you plan to undergo LASIK, they will be testing you again to check if you are an appropriate candidate for the procedure. And the rise in refractive power is normal as power can increase till 23 years. Your power must be stable for six months to one year before you u...  Read Full »

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