Institute of Ophthalmology Private Limited
• Myopia (Short sight)
• Hyperopia (Long sight)
• Presbyopia (Chalees)
• Higher order aberrations (HOA)
The human eye performs better than a modern digital camera! The cornea and crystalline lens focus the image on the retina. This high resolution image is transmitted to the brain through the optic nerve by a stream of micro electrical pulses. Good eyesight depends on the integrity of all these structures and their functions. Some eyes can’t focus the image on the retina due to variation in length of the eye or shape of the cornea.
In Myopia or short sight, the image gets focused at a point before the rays reach the retina. The eye is too long or its focusing power is too strong. Distance objects appear blurred.
In Hypermetropia or far sight the image is not yet focused when the rays reach the retina. The eye is short or its focusing power is weak. Objects both at distance and near may be blurred in this condition.
In Astigmatism the irregularly shaped cornea makes the image never in full focus. Parts of the image are focused at different levels.
Presbyopia occurs after 40 years due to aging process. Near objects are blurry. It occurs early in Hyperopes and later in Myopes.
LASIK stands for “LASER assisted in situ Keratomileuses” & was performed first in 1990 in United States. LASIK today has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates among all medical procedures done on the body!
LASIK uses Excimer LASER which is an extremely controlled, specialized beam of ultraviolet light. The computer controlled LASER beam reshapes the corneal curvature in a highly precise and predetermined pattern so that it can now focus the light on the Retina.
In LASIK, a very thin flap is created on the front surface of the cornea using a micro-Keratome or Femtosecond LASER. This thin flap is lifted up and Excimer LASER is applied. The flap is then replaced back to its original position. In ASA (Advanced surface ablation) the Excimer LASER is applied on the surface of the cornea after removing its epithelium. As a flap is not raised, it is particularly ideal to treat lower powers, thinner corneas, very high powers and to custom treat irregular corneas.
Karthik Netralaya offers a range of modern LASER vision corrections. Wavefront Optimized Treatment, PRK, LASEK, EpiLASIK, ASA(advanced surface ablation), FEMTO LASIK, Presby LASIK, F-CAT, Oculyzer guided treatment, PTK (Photo therapeutic), Contoura vision topography guided ASA/LASIK etc. are some of them. Specialized protocols for post Cataract, RK & LASER residual refractive errors, Angle Kappa customisation, ASA & LASIK plus for forme frustae ectasias
etc are also offered. After detailed workup we can advise the best treatment that suits your eyes.
We use Allegetto Eye Blueline Excimer LASER. It is acclaimed to be one of the most advanced German made, CE & US FDA certified LASER systems. With its high speed eye tracking devise this LASER precisely follows micro eye movements, & minimizes stromal dehydration.
The unique Gaussion beam wavefront profile ensures ideal resurfacing. The ablation per diopter is the least and so the residual corneal bed is highest. We have a long experience in using these systems & their updates.
You have an option of Amadeus 2 Microkeratome or FS-200 Femto LASER to create a thin corneal flap. Microkeratome creates a slightly Meniscus shaped flap while the Femto LASER creates a uniplanar flap with uniform & pre-fixed thickness.
The Blade free FS-200 Femto LASER allows the surgeon to create a customized flap by adjusting its size, shape, cut angle and hinge to suite ideal parameters. The flap design improves the adhesion and reduces chances of the epithelial ingrowth. Its accurate ultrathin flaps are good for thin corneas and high powers.
The Allegreto Wavelight LASER offers an unique Wavefront Optimization, which minimizes the oblateness of the cornea. This minimises glare, halos and degradation of night vision.
The mapping of the cornea by Pentacam in micron detail is transferred to the LASIK machine to perform a customized treatment.
Most people need reading glasses at an age of around 40 years. PresbyLASIK is a good solution to decrease this dependency. The corneal surface is made multifocal by changing its asphericity, so that both far and near objects are focused on the retina to a certain extent. This can be combined with power correction as well as micro monovision for maximal benefit.
‘Contoura Vision’ is the new US FDA approved Topography guided LASIK. This great leap in technology has set new standards in LASER vision corrections all over the world. Each cornea is different like your finger print, Contoura analyses 22,000 unique points on your cornea and create a truly personalised LASER treatment profile. Contoura rectifies the unwanted higher order aberrations unlike glasses, contact lenses & other LASER protocols. Contoura is also recommended in eyes with surface asymmetries, irregularities, injuries, and post corneal surgeries. This treatment can be combined with Collagen cross linking (CXL) in selected corneal diseases.
Fix up the date for LASIK and then go through blood tests, ECG, physician’s check up, Pre LASIK assessment & counselling. Bring all your old medical records and medicines you are taking. Tell us about your past & present illnesses, surgeries & allergies. Check with your HR if you have insurance reimbersement facility.
One day before refractive procedure
Do your routine work. Trim nails and remove nail polish. Avoid cosmetics on the face & eyes. Use eye drops as advised. Continue all your regular medications. Wash your face with antiseptic soap for 5 minutes before sleeping. Use washed towel, bed spread and pillow cover.
1. Take head bath with shampoo and wash your face with antiseptic soap for 5 minutes. Men could shave. Avoid cosmetics, hair oil & perfume. Use a sticker bindi instead of kumkum. Let jewellery be minimal.
2. Continue eye drops as advised.
3. Have your breakfast/lunch as usual before leaving home.
4. Bring your medical records, medicines, a clean washed towel and a set of washed and ironed, loose fitting, front opening outer dress (avoid banian, T shirts & tight dresses) packed in a new plastic carry bag.
5. Bring a relative who attends to you at home. Avoid bringing children and many relatives & friends.
6. Inform if you have allergies to any medicine or food (itching, rashes, nausea etc).
7. Visit the toilet, disinfect your feet and hands and change to your washed dress just before entering LASIK OT.
8. Please maintain cleanliness, sanctity and silence. Keep your mobiles in silent mode.
Sophisticated equipment are used in the bioclean LASIK operation Theatre. Aseptic protocols are meticulously followed. Each surgery is completely isolated from others. High quality medicines, supplies and disposables are used.
LASIK procedure is totally painless and quick. No injections or bandage is needed! Eye will be numbed by few eye drops. Please remain quiet & calm during surgeries. Do talk to the Surgeon for any clarification, or if you wish to move or cough. The eye tracker stops the LASER if you move your eyes and then restarts once you are steady! Keep both your eyes open and blink as usual. You will be awake and extremely comfortable during the procedure. You may experience slight pressure over the eye and vision black outs during certain steps. You will be inside the OT for about 30 to 40 minutes.
You will walk out & meet your relatives. Instructions will be given and your follow up appointment will be scheduled. Please clarify all your doubts. If you feel dizzy or unsteady, immediately lie down & take slow & deep breathings You can leave home in a car after resting for about 60 minutes or so.
a. Don’t touch or rub the eyes. There will be watering, irritation, foreign body sensation & blurry vision for a day after LASIK and for several days after ASA. Do not wipe your eyes with tissue or cloth.
b. Wear 100% UV protective goggles all the time during the day and eye shields (for LASIK) at night for about a week. Use goggles for about 3 months when you go outdoors.
c. Learn the exact method of putting the eye drops. Take a pain relief tablet if needed.
d. There is no diet restriction. Pulses, uncooked sprouts and vegetables are good. You could take Tab. Vitamin C 500 mg once a day for few months.
a. Don’t splash water, with eyes open! Wash your face with mild soap and water with your eyes closed. Gently dab the eyes with a clean washed towel. Don’t rub, press or massage the eyes! Avoid injuries.
b. You can shampoo your hair. Hair can be oiled and dyed. Men can shave. Avoid cosmetics on face for 2 weeks.
c. In few days after LASIK, you could resume your daily activities (cooking, college, office work, walking, driving, reading, TV, mobile usage, computers, prayers, light yoga & physical activities etc).
d. After ASA, you will need about 3 to 4 days of stay at home, as irritation, pricking, blurring, redness, watering, lid swelling etc. will be there. Bandage contact lenses will be removed after about 4 days.
e. Avoid playing with pets & children, eye makeup, strenuous physical work, contact sports, injuries, swimming, dust & wind and dental / ENT treatment for about a month.
f. You can be in usual light but avoid looking at sun directly & sunlight falling on your eyes for couple of months, especially after ASA. Avoid outdoor sports and high UV zones like beaches and hilltops for few months.
g. Stop smoking and using tobacco, it is bad for you, your family and the environment.
a. Extensive pre LASIK assessments are conducted to confirm that the procedure is safe for your eyes.
b. Rarely the visual recovery or correction of your errors may not be as expected. This may be due to equipment or surgical issues or may be due to diseases like amblyopia, glaucoma, optic atrophy, retinal detachment, myopic macular & other retinal degenerations, injuries, hereditary diseases, corneal scarring, healing insufficiencies, infections, etc. Report immediately if there is increased redness, watering, irritation, pain, swelling, blurring, floaters, flashes, intolerance to light, yellow discharge etc.
c. Every surgery has its risks. Inspite of excellent equipment, protocols, care & precision, deviations from usual recovery can occur during & after the LASER
vision corrections. There could be delayed, insufficient or absent visual recovery or even a visual loss, temporary or permanent. Additional treatment or surgeries may be needed.
I got my LASIK done here. It's been a week. My case was handled by Dr. Deepti. She explained everything to the point, answered all my queries and reassured my mother about her fears of post surgery care. For now I have been recovering well. They have great services. Thankyou Karthik netralaya. I surely recommend this hospital.
- Google review (Mr. Astha Gupta)
Got my Lasik surgery at Karthik Netralaya. Excellent staff and service. Most experienced doctors (Dr Deepthi)who were very patient and explained each step of the procedure. Very happy that I chose Karthik Netralaya for my surgery!👍🏻
- Google review (Ms. Aishwarya Vs)
Got my LASIK surgery at Karthik Nethralaya. Dr.Deepthi performed the surgery. The doctors are every well experienced and they had the patience to explain the procedure and even clarified all my doubts. The staff was very supportive. Had a very pleasant experience at this hospital.
- Google review (Ms. Soundarya Vs)
Very satisfied with my Lasik surgery op, glad that I choose this hospital. Doctors carried out the op with perfection even though I had problems following instructions due to pain. I now have a perfect vision. Hospital staff and doctors are kind and caring. Post and pre operation care given is appericiable. The surgery inherently has some side effects like dryness and itching.. for which following doctor given instructions is helping. Recommend!
- Google review (Mr. Sakthi Ganesh)
My personal experience with the service I recieved at Karthik Nethralaya was great.My check ups were thoroughly carried out by the doctors and the lasik procedure went really well as explained. It is still early days for me to comment on my recovery of eyes.
- Google review (Mr. Mahesh Nagarajan)
I had a lasik with contoura vision at Karthik Netralaya. For last 2 years, wanted to perform lasik and luckily my power (-6.25) was constant for one year. Finally was able to find the right institution - Karthik netralaya through one of my friend. They have excellent procedural systems and top quality team. The starting check ups and advice to lasik is very good. Dr. M S Ravindra did my vision correction and is absolutely brilliant. Anyone thinking of lasik - Dr M S Ravindra and his team at Karthik netralaya is the place to go. After the correction, I am having no issues and it’s excellent experience of vision which I am enjoying now. Very happy and satisfied with the my decision. Last but not the least, very supportive staff team at the institution. Thank you.
- Google review (Mr. Mahendra Kumar P)
This is to personally thank Dr. M.S. Ravindra and the whole staff of Karthik Netralaya. Such great services were rendered from the time I enquired about the LASIK surgery till the post LASIK clarifications. All the staffs and the doctors were very clear and open towards any kind of doubts I had regarding LASIK. My thick glasses and lenses that I was using since past 16 years thwarted me from doing many things I wanted in life especially water sports! I use to swim with my lenses on and a big swim glass on top which use to be very uncomfortable. Now I am free from all these and have nothing to worry about the lenses, solutions and glasses. Also I don’t need to carry them everywhere I go! All thanks to Dr Ravindra and the staff of Karthik Netralaya once again. And to add to all this they have a very clean, well maintained premises and pleasant ambience. From my side the doctor and Karthik Netralaya is 100% recommended!!
- Deepa Jain, Dubai, UAE
I am Lakshmi and I work for IBM as senior software engineer. I tried to locate the best laser treatment in Bangalore and I got this reference from my CHN eye doctor. Upon further enquiry I found that most of my colleagues got LASIK done with the same clinic. I got my LASIK done at Karthik Netralaya, Bangalore in 2010. I was very much scared of the procedure before I approached them. The doctor was very very kind enough to explain me the procedure. His patience levels are very high and he made me very comfortable through-out the procedure. My overall experience with Karthik Netralaya is EXCELLENT. Thank you doctor and your whole team!
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