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 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). 1) My near vision is always perfect. However, would this not be too blurry if I were experiencing dry eye blurriness? 2.) Wetting drops make me feel better and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Why am I having dry eyes after LASIK surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, Seven months ago I had LASIK surgery on my eyes and I still have dry eyes especially after taking a shower everything becomes so dry. My eyes, ears, even nose, and vagina. I went to a dermatologist who prescribed Accutane, Vitamin A for my acne. Then he said that he cannot prescribe it un...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dry eyes after LASIK surgery are a common side-effect, more so if you have had dry eyes before surgery. You can continue using your moisturizing eye drops for three to five times, it will not cause you any harm. The dryness in your eyes will reduce overtime. In addition...  Read Full »

Diagnosed with spherical powers in eyes,How to control the progression of myopia?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5.5 years old, and he has been diagnosed with spherical powers of -3.5 and -4.0 in both eyes respectively. I am tensed considering his age. The local doctors say that the power will increase with age. How much would it increase? And are there any means to control it?  Read Full »


Dr. Chandrashekhar Kale

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your child has myopia and usually, minus spherical number increases with body growth and age. However, it is very difficult to predict how much it will increase nor are there any means to prevent it. He needs to wear his glasses constantly for maximum visual improvemen...  Read Full »

What treatment can I opt for high degree of corneal opacity?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. 25 years ago, I had radial keratotomy on both eyes. After a year, I had for the second time in my left. Later, BCVA in left became 9/10 and right 10/10. Now over a month, I am experiencing a blurry vision in the left with occasional headache and left eye pain. Thr...  Read Full »


Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the pictures of your old records (attachment removed to protect patient identity). By your description, I understand you have some idea about your condition. It looks like irregular astigmatism. This might have developed due to weakening of cornea, ...  Read Full »

Exotropia squint in the right eye, Is LASIK and squint surgery Recommended?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had an exotropia squint in my right eye for the last 10 to 12 years. Presently I have very low vision in that eye, and near and far vision is blurry. I consulted an ophthalmologist, and he recommended a LASIK surgery and, after that, a squint correction surgery a month later. Sho...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You can proceed with the LASIK surgery and the squint correction as advised, but please keep the following in mind: Your right eye is amblyopic (lazy eye). So, the vision, even after...  Read Full »

Are my Condition related to amblyopia?

Query: Hi doctor, In my 12 years of age, I found that I had problem with vision in one eye and got it treated by LASIK. I had squint operation too when I was 20 years old. My present condition is that I can see with one eye at a time, but when I concentrate for five minutes then that eye will start painin...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubair A. Shaikh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned that you had less vision in one eye at the age of 12 years. This goes in favor of the weak eye being amblyopic. Amblyopia with vision problem should be initiated very early in life, before the age of 10 to 12 years. Was any treatment, like patching, ...  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 icliniq.com, 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 »

I have blurred vision in my left eye and I am suggested for lasik surgery. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 years old and I have blurred vision in my left eye. It started when I was 17-years-old. I also have an allergy in my eyes. I consulted with the doctors, and they suggested lasik surgery for me.  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have allergy problems, then you are not an ideal case for any refractive surgery procedure like Lasik (laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses). First of all, the actual cause of blurred vision is needed to be diagnosed, whether it is a refractive error or you n...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

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...  Read Full »

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