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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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. Dada Peer 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. Dada Peer 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 »

My eye power is high. Please guide me with any solution.

Query: Dear Doctor, My eye power is very high. re sph 4.25 cycl 4.75 axis 180. le sph 5.25 cycl 3.50 axis is 10. Weight 60 kg, Age 19 years, male, height 6 feet, vegetarian. Guide me with any solution.  Read Full »


Dr. N. Sathian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you are 19 years old, we need to see whether your power has stabilised. If so, we can reduce your refractive power either through LASIK (laser eye surgery/laser vision correction) or through ICL implantation (Implantable Collamer Lens), based on your eye's fitness ...  Read Full »

How to reduce the residual refractive error after three months of Lasix and cxl?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently got LASIK and CXL in one eye, and Epi-LASIK for the other eye. The Epil-LASIK was done a month back. My vision is 6/18 with -2.5 in Epi-LASIK treated eye and 0.5 in LASIK treated eye. The enhancement was not possible as my cornea thickness was low. Can I use spectacles? Some...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can use glasses for residual refractive errors. Diplopia is common above 2 diopter difference. However, it may not be the case in every patient. Some people can tolerate larger differences as well. Also, using contact lenses is an option. You can use it in one eye or ...  Read Full »

How to cure the squint in my eyes after I started wearing glasses?

Query: Hi doctor, I have squint eyes, please check the attached picture. I am 24 years old, and I started wearing glasses when I was 16. I do not think I had squint before I started wearing glasses. Please suggest some exercise to reduce squint or tell me what will be best for me. I have -3 power with cyli...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering that you have a refractive error with cylindrical power, you can get corneal topography done. -3 is a moderate refractive error. Convergence exercises (pencil push ups) can be tried. The photographs uploaded (attachment removed to protect patient identity...  Read Full »

Does my child need to wear glasses all the time for his astigmatism?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 5-years-old. We had an annual eye checkup, and he was diagnosed to have astigmatism in his eyes. My concerns are: 1) Does he need to wear glasses all the time and throughout life? 2) Can it ever fix or cure? 3) If he does not wear eyeglasses, will it go worse, or...  Read Full »


Dr. Sankaran Mathangee

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The answers are as follows; 1) Yes, he needs to wear glasses constantly. 2) You can do lasik or other procedures later only if it is necessary. 3) Yes, if he does not wear glasses, it will worsen. 4) He can undergo laser treatment after 20 years of ag...  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 icliniq.com. 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 y...  Read Full »

Can chronic eye dryness be cured?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with chronic eye dryness a few years back. My eyes, particularly the right eye, felt dry, quite red and itchy, and always sticky when I woke up. I was prescribed an antibiotic drop for about a month and lubricating drops or gels for months afterward. These symptoms per...  Read Full »


Dr. Souhad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your history and went through your assessment data, and here is my point of view. To start with, you have to understand that dry eye is a chronic condition, and unless you have been treated with the only existing agent for the treatment of such a condition (R...  Read Full »

Is it a must to wear glasses all the time for cylindrical power of -0.5 and -1.25?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a cylindrical eye power for ten months. Initially, my power was -0.5 in my right and -0.75 in my left eyes. But now, in my right eye, there is an eye power of -0.5 on an axis of 180 and in my left eye, there is an eye power of -1.25 on an axis of 180. Do I need to wear glasses all...  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, a cylindrical change from -0.75 to -1.25 will not occur and most probably it occurs due to interobserver variation. Usually, a refractive error will not show changes after 20 to 22 years of age. As you are 27 years of age, there is very little chance t...  Read Full »

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