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Shree Ramkrishna Netralaya Super Speciality Eye Care Hospital offer Lasik Xtra eye surgery treatments. We are the centre in Thane, Mumbai offering this laser treatment.

What is Lasik Xtra?
Lasik Xtra cross-links the collagen fibres within the cornea, adding new biomechanical strength. In the last decade, clinical studies around the world have demonstrated that corneal biomechanical strengthening with cross-linking stops progression of diseases that weaken the cornea and at the same time improves vision.
In conjunction with a Lasik procedure, added biomechanical strength may eliminate the need for a Lasik enhancement (standard Lasik treatments can require re-treatments) and may also extend the longevity of the Lasik correction so you can see better for longer.
The combination of UV light and riboflavin causes the collagen fibres that make up the framework of the cornea to become substantially stiffer. The result is a stronger, more rigid cornea.

The Procedure:
Lasik Xtra is a simple treatment performed in conjunction with Lasik that adds just a few extra minutes to the Lasik treatment and requires no extra doctor visits. In a few minutes, during your Lasik procedure, Lasik Xtra will add biomechanical strength to your cornea, enhancing the power of Lasik by helping you see better for longer. Lasik Xtra uses Ultraviolet A (UVA) light and riboflavin (vitamin B) eye drops to strengthen the cornea. Ultraviolet A (UVA) is one of the three types of invisible light rays given off by the sun (together with ultraviolet B and ultraviolet C) and is the weakest of the three.
Riboflavin (vitamin B) is important for body growth, red blood cell production and helps in releasing energy from carbohydrates. Its food sources include: Dairy products, eggs, green leafy vegetables, lean meats, legumes, milk nuts. Breads and cereals are often fortified with riboflavin.

Why Lasik Xtra?
Performing Lasik Xtra during Lasik or other refractive procedures like PRK adds new biomechanical strength to the cornea. Added biomechanical strength may eliminate the need for an enhancement following a refractive correction procedure (Lasik, PRK, Lasek, etc.) and may also extend the longevity of the refractive correction.
Over 50,000 eyes have been treated with Lasik Xtra round the world and it is now offered in more than 40 countries with Shree Ramkrishna Netralaya Eye Hospital launching this treatment in the Thane, Mumbai.
Shree Ramkrishna Netralaya Hospital offers Lasik Xtra to all their refractive patients, all patients can benefit and it particularly helps high myopic correction or hyperopic correction, borderline corneal thickness; or other conditions or family history that the doctor believes would benefit from added corneal strength through Lasik Xtra. Book a consultation today to find out more about the next generation of laser eye surgery at Shree Ramkrishna Netralaya Super speciality Eye Care in, Thane Mumbai.

What is LASIK?
LASIK stands for LASER-ASSISTED IN SITU KERATOMILEUSIS. This laser vision correction procedure can be used to treat myopia (near sightedness), hyperopia (Farsightedness) and Astigmatism. LASIK is a procedure that uses the “Cool” light from an Excimer laser to reshape the inner tissue of the cornea.

• Am I a good candidate for LASIK?
• You are eligible to undergo Lasik if your age is > 18yrs
• You have stable refractive error for >1 year
• Sufficiently thick corneas for safer ablation
• Your retina is normal
• You are not pregnant or breast feeding
• You have no health issues affecting your eyes

What you need to understand about LASIK?

LASIK is a surgical procedure intended to reduce a person's dependency on glasses or contact lenses and not, as is usually thought, designed to totally eliminate the spectacle power, which is often, impossible.

The accuracy of the post LASIK residual power is based on many factors like pre-operative high myopia or high astigmatism or corneas which are not perfectly symmetrical. The power will reduce to the level where you may not need to use glasses for over 85% of the time, but some residual power is to be expected.

You should discontinue wearing

• Soft Contact Lenses – for 5 days before your evaluation and surgery
• Toric Soft Lenses – should be stopped at least 8 days prior the procedure
• Rigid (hard) or gas permeable (RGP) lenses – you should stop wearing them for at least 2 weeks before your initial evaluation

Will I have to undergo any investigations before surgery?

A complete eye examination will be performed to determine if you are a suitable candidate.

Accurate Refraction
Pachymetry - To measure the thickness of cornea
Topography - This instrument enables a very accurate map of the cornea to be plotted out almost like the whorls and grooves of the fingerprint. This is individual to each eye and forms the basis of the entire procedure.
Keratometry- To measure corneal curvature the keratometer evaluates the cornea for any irregularity or any surface defect and looks for keratoconus or corning of the cornea which would preclude LASIK, with an automatic detection system.
Applanation Tonometry – To measure intraocular pressure.
Indirect Opthalmoscopy – To rule out any retinal pathology.

Other investigations to rule out any septic foci in the body
If you fit into the prescribed criteria's then only surgery can be performed

The day Before the LASIK procedure:
Patient should take the antibiotic drops prescribed by the Doctor. Females should avoid using any eye makeup, Lash extenders, Kajal and Surma. For a successful Lasik procedure Patient should not expose to Cigarette smoking or dust and sleep early for eye cooling which is necessary.

On the Day of the LASIK procedure:
Before Lasik wash your eyes thoroughly and face with soap and warm water. Keep ready all the relevant papers, fresh spectacle refraction, topography maps. . LASIK is true ambulatory procedure. The actual laser time is literally measured in seconds. There is no pain during and post the surgery. Numbing drops are all that is used.

How is LASIK done?

LASIK is performed with the patient seated in a reclining chair in an outpatient surgical suite. First the eye is numbed with a few drops of topical anesthetic. An eyelid holder (called a speculum) is placed between the eyelids to keep them open and prevent you from blinking.
Step I : Using an instrument called micro keratome a thin flap of corneal tissue is made and folded back.
Step II : The excimer laser is applied which reshapes the corneal tissue.
Step III : The corneal flap is then placed back into its original position and allowed to dry. Antibiotic drops are applied and eyes are covered with a dark goggle. Both the eyes are usually treated together.

We are an ISO 9001:2000 Certified Organization. Health of your eyes is critical and their safety is a fundamental requirement.
Our Laser State of Art ALLEGRETTO WAVE EYE-Q (400Hz) system has the following advantages compared to other systems. It is a FDA approved machine.

Perfect Pulse Technology: This sophisticated technology ensures that the entire treatment and each pulse of the laser beam are completely controlled.
Eye Tracker : It constantly follows the eyes position. Laser is only released if the eye is centered. So even when your eye moves, the treatment remains perfectly centered. Cyclotorsion control technology controls the eyes rotational movement.

Precision : This laser uses a very small laser beam that shapes the eyes surface like a delicate brush. The smooth shape of the beam creates an even surface across the entire eye, once again shortening healing times and providing precise results.

Performance : With wave light Eye-Q 400 H2, technology, the actual treatment time last only a few seconds compared to often longer procedures (average 10-12 Sec) This faster technology gives shorter exposure for flap and cornea, which in turn, reduces the risk of infection. Also a quick treatment will reduce the healing and recovery time, gives greater stability of post-operative results.

Quality of Vision : This laser gives a better quality of vision especially at night and with regards to depth perception and contrast sensitivity.

Superior Results : NASA Approves advanced LASIK for Astronauts in 2008: NASA's approval is further evidence that today's LASIK exceeds all established standards of safety and effectiveness. NASA followed the Naval Aviation Clinical studies closely with a particular interest in both safety and quality of vision under extreme conditions..
Advanced Lasik was proven to provide excellent safety with consistent visual results of 20/20 or better. .
LASIK was able to withstand even the most extreme rigors of warfare and flight. All surgical procedures have risks, but with this exceptional track record, the average consumer has nothing to fear from “LASIK” .

Will my number become zero?.
The aim of the treatment is to remove dependence on glasses or contact lenses. In many cases they are eliminated..

Is Lasik Painful?.
There is no pain during the surgery, since anesthetic eye drops numb your eyes. Although some patient may experience mild discomfort or a pressure sensation during the procedure..

How long does it take to recover? .
It takes 2-3 days to recover and vision will improve thereafter..

When can I resume my normal activities?.
Normal activities can be done after 4-5 days. However swimming and water sports can be resumed after 3 months .

How long does the procedure take?
The surgery usually takes only 10 min
Is the treatment permanent?
Yes. You will, however need reading glasses as you approach presbyopic ages.

Will I require multiple treatments?
In order 94% of cases a single treatment is enough. In a few cases, a second ‘enhancement' treatment may be required to achieve optimum vision

Can both eyes be done on the same day?
LASIK can be done on both the eyes on the same day one after another.

Is LASIK Safe?
Yes. Lasik is quiet safe and effective. But there is no surgery or surgical procedures that can guarantee perfect result. As with any surgery or medical procedure, there are possible risks. Your Doctor will give you detailed information about Lasik's potential risks, complications and side effects and you should get all of your questions answered before giving your consent for surgery.