International Guideline for Lasik Surgery

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International Guideline

Today, Lasik is a common and popular procedure in which lasers are used to reshape the cornea. LASIK is an abbreviation for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, which is simply referred to as laser eye surgery. This is an operation that an ophthalmologist performs using a Lasik Laser Technology in order to change the shape of the patient’s cornea. This type of surgery is used in order to improve vision. Lasik Surgeons who follow the International guideline for Lasik surgery take great care in order to ensure that their patients will have the best possible outcome.

LASIK has become a popular choice for those who wish to improve their vision. The surgery is fairly quick and painless, and has a high success rate. In fact, according to the American Refractive Surgery Council, over 96% of patients who have the surgery experience improved vision.

Criteria Checklist


Patient Criteria Checklist for LASIK Laser Eye Surgery in Delhi:  

  • Candidates must be at least 18 years old.
  • For minimal one year or longer, the patient should have a steady glasses or contact lens prescription.
  • The Lasik eye surgery is only done if the predictions are consistent. Only Lasik Surgery will be performed if the visions are stable. In the event that patient’s eye glasses number changes frequently, Lasik Surgery is not advisable. In case of pregnancy or nursing mother, Lasik surgery is not recommended.
  • LASIK is not recommended to people who participate in boxing, wrestling, or other sports that involve frequent contact with the face and eyes.
  • Patients should not have any of the following diseases: blood pressure, diabetes, rheumatological diseases such as glaucoma, cataract, Keratoconus; and any eye disease or poor retina or eye pressure; corneal thickness must be sufficient. According to International standards, a 250-μm residual stromal bed (RSB) is considered the minimum tissue that must remain after Lasik Surgery; however, some surgeons have a more conservative approach and prefer to keep 300
  • In case you have dry eyes, Lasik Surgery may aggravate it; therefore, when this happens, one must proceed with extreme caution from performing the surgery.
  • In the case of someone who has had refractive surgery (e.g., RK, PRK, LASIK),; The option to have more Lasik Surgery must be determined after careful thought in light of prior refractive surgery.
  • There should be no indication of eye (ocular) Herpes, Inflammation, or Infection in the patient’s medical record. The following are not acceptable for this treatment: dry eyes; recent history of an ocular (eye) infection or inflammation; significant corneal disease/scarring; or severe desiccation of the eyes.
  • Patient should have realistic expectations for LASIK eye surgery results and be ready to accept the surgical hazards, post-procedural complications, and visual side effects of LASIK surgery.