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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Does cornea get stronger with age?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 36 years old. I had LASIK before 13 years and I started getting cylindrical number after five years of LASIK. Now, my number is left eye -2.75 at 140 axis and right eye -5.5 at 40 axis. My left eye number has been stable for the last 5 years and my right eye number is stable for the...  Read Full »


Dr. Anand

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Getting cylinder power after LASIK surgery is not a good sign. What was your power before surgery? May be you had a thin cornea and after surgery it is likely that it may get bulged giving power again. Strictly avoid rubbing eyes and get corneal topography test. It is ver...  Read Full »

What are the effects of getting exposed to second-hand smoke after LASIK?

Query: Hi doctor,I had LASIK three days ago and was exposed to some secondhand smoke last night. Could this be an issue other than dry eye? Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not worry. This smoke will not have any bad effect on your eye except some irritation and watering for some time. You may continue using medicines as prescribed by your doctor. For further doubts consult an eye care ophthalmologist online -->https://www.i...  Read Full »

Can myopia be permanently cured?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a congenital squint problem. Till 12 to 13 years of age, my eyesight was good. Then, I developed myopia. It is mainly because of television. Now, I am 21 years old and have power glasses of -3.5. Is there any permanent solution for my condition? Please explain even if it is a surg...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no medication or food for improving eyesight or to get rid of glasses. If you are not interested in glasses, then you can try contact lens or LASIK (a laser eye surgery). As your age is 21, your number will not increase further. Whether you wear glasses or not,...  Read Full »

What is the normal refractive error numbers of 1-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, My child is one year old. On routine examination his eye has a power of minus 3.5 and minus 2.5 refractive error. What is the normal refractive error at this age as refraction continues to change? Doctor said to follow up after six months as glasses may be needed if power increases....  Read Full »


Dr. Hussein Ayoub

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, let me tell you that visual development takes until the age of puberty. As your child grows, his vision parameters will change because his eyeball grows with him as he ages. So visual stability will continue to change until the age of 18-20 years old. ...  Read Full »

Why is the visual acuity higher in my right eye?

Query: Hi doctor, I had LASIK at the age of 26 and had 20/15 vision after the procedure. I had -4.5 R and 5.25 L before the surgery. I am now 31 and have developed some slight myopia (R - 0.25 and L - 0.50) and astigmatism. One thing I have always noticed was that both before LASIK and now, my left eye alw...  Read Full »


Dr. Anand

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.  It is common to have different power in both eyes. Also, different vision in both eyes. This is because of difference in optical properties of both eyes. In your case, the power of both the eyes is different. Higher in the right eye and this itself may be led to the di...  Read Full »

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

Query: I have cylinder power,from past 10 months-first my power was 0.5 in right and 0.75 in left but now I have in my right eye is -0.5,axis is 180 and in left eye -1.25,axis is 180..Do I need to wear glasses all the time?Can I wear lenses for this power?and also can I go for lasik surgery?please reply..a...  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi. Welcome to Icliniq. I will try to answer all your questions one by one. So first of all cylinderical change from -0.75 to -1.25 is not significant and most probably it was due to interobserver variation. Usually refractive error does not change after 20-22 years age and as you are 27 so less ch...  Read Full »

What are the contraindications for LASIK?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an eye power of +8.5 in both eyes. I want to go for LASIK. But, in the hospital, they said that I am not suitable for LASIK. Please explain why they said so.  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through the data posted. There will be certain factors that you should fulfill for eligibility to get LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis). A few are given below. Your eyesight has to be stable for 2 years. It means your point should not change. Age should b...  Read Full »

Is borderline eye pressure a hinderence for Lasik or ICL?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having -9 spherical and -2 and -1.5 cylindrical power in my eyes. I have a border line eye pressure. Doctor said I cannot take laser or ICL surgery but can have ReLex Smile for that power. But it also needs some cornea tissues which is a risk factor for glaucoma. I do not know wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How much is your eye pressure? Did the doctor measure it with an instrument that puffs out air at you or was it a blue light instrument that he used to touch your eye with? From what you have told me, I understand that you are interested in refractive surgery. But the ...  Read Full »

Why is my eyesight decreasing every year?

Query: Hello doctor, My eyesight is decreasing every year and now it is -7 in both eyes. How can I cure it and will it be sign of blind soon?  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welome to icliniq.com. I have gone through what you have mentioned in your query. It is quite a common sight here to see people as young as you with a power of -7 to -8. So, there is nothing serious in this. You have mentioned that your power is -7 but you have not mentioned how much you are a...  Read Full »

What is the solution for short sight other than wearing glasses?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male. I have short sight and cannot see long-distance, letters, or things. My eyesight power is -2 and -1.75. I am wearing eye glass from 3 years of age but there is no improvement in my eye problem, that is why I am not interested to wear glass. I am a computer wo...  Read Full »


Dr. Dada Peer K

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your history. You are having myopia of -2 and -1.75 refractive power. This requires correction by the use of spectacles. The use of spectacles will not lead to the improvement of eyesight and reduction of refractive power, but it prevents further increase ...  Read Full »

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