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

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

I have hypermetropia of very high degree. Can it be corrected with surgery?

Query: Hello doctor,I am concerned about my eye health I have hypermetropia of very high degree. Can it be corrected with surgery? I am wearing high power specs for long would it have affected my eye health? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Skandha Harshita

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I could understand that you wanted to get an insight of the surgical options for correction of hypermetropia. Yes, there are many surgical options.All of them require these basic parameters like, 1. Central corneal thickness. 2. Endothelial cell count. 3. Anterior...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have burning eyes after Lasik?

Query: Hi doctor, I had LASIK done for my eyes two months back. My vision is all right but, I feel a burning sensation at the corners of the eyes (corners from where tear comes). After 20 days of LASIK, (back then) whenever I put any eye drops my eyes started burning. Due to the burning sensation, my eyes ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to LASIK when it is done, corneal nerves will be cut. These corneal nerves take several months to regenerate. This can lead to continuous dryness and irritation in the eyes. Eyes also become hypersensitive. Systane ultra is artificial tear eye drops which is a substitute g...  Read Full »

I am 37 years old. Can I go ahead with super Lasik surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am planning to undergo vision correction surgery. I am 37 years old, female, single. My ophthalmologist informed me that I have astigmatism. I am short sighted. My doctor suggested of a super Lasik surgery. Can you please advise if I should go ahead with this surgery? Secondly, wha...  Read Full »

Dr. Souhad

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is hard to advise you fully not knowing the full refractive status of your eyes and seeing the keratotopgraphy report that you underwent already and must have a report of it, you could upload it here for better evaluation. However, you have to understand that a h...  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

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychologist Counsellor

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 ne...  Read Full »

I have -6 eye power. Can I get Lasik surgery done?

Query: Hello doctor,I am male 22 years and 1 month completed. I have the eyesight of -6 for both eyes. Am I eligible for Lasik at 22 years or 23 years of age?   Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The decision of whether or not you can undergo Lasik or any other refractive surgery depends on three things. Your power should not change for at least a year. That is your power needs to be stable. Your corneal thickness must be adequate for the procedure. Your cornea...  Read Full »

Can I undergo lasik for long-sightedness?

Query: Hello doctor,I wanted to ask you about long-sightedness.  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you have myopic astigmatism in both with the left eye having high astigmatism. If you have any doubts about this prescription then please be more specific about it, I will do my bes...  Read Full »

I have myopia -4 in power and I am not eligible for LASIK. Is this progressive?

Query: Hello doctor, I have myopia -4 in power and I am not eligible for LASIK. I am 25. Is this progressive? What long-term complications can be there as my cornea thickness is too low for LASIK surgery.  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Even though your power of - 4 is well within the correctable range and your power has been stable for two years, your corneas were too thin on topography maps for surgery (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The doctors deferred surgery because, during ...  Read Full »

What can be done for eye dryness post LASIK?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 24 years old, male. I had LASIK one year before and now I feel dryness in my eyes. I use refresh tears but do not feel it effective. Please prescribe me any medicine so that my eyes does not remain dry.  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Dry eye post LASIK is quiet bothersome, here are a few things you can try. Refresh liquigel- This has twice the concentration of the drug as in refresh tears. You can use it upto 6 to 8 times a day. Some patients do report transient blurring with this medication which ...  Read Full »

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