How Do I Get Rid Of Spectacles
LASIK or laser surgery is what that help lots of people get rid of glasses, but everyone can’t opt for the solution. People who have thinner corneas, higher powers and steep or irregular corneas are not allowed to use LASIK as it is not safe for them. But don’t feel down because lots of options are present that reduces the need of glasses.
iLASIK- One of the most popular one is blade free LASIK or iLASIK, in this technique Femto second laser is used which creates the corneal flap in place of the blade which is used in conventional surgery. The laser has much greater precision as well as safety and so can be used to create very thin flaps that are micron flaps as compared to 160 microns in conventional LASIK. In this specific technique a thinner flap leaves behind more amounts of corneal tissues for vision correction. The laser correction costs for both eyes between 80,000 Rs 1lakh for both eyes.
Epi-LASIK- Epi-LASIK or surface ablation in another laser correction chosen by the people having thin corneas. It costs comparatively less as it costs between 40,000 to 50,000 for both eyes. The recovery can take about 3-4 days, but excellent results came out.
Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) – Many people have very high powers and they can’t be treated with lasers and for that Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) works best. The whole procedure takes about 15-20 minutes. In this procedure, a barely visible, bio compatible lens is placed behind the iris. It can correct the powers as high as -25 diopters. The costs of whole work done for each eye between 60,000-70,000.
Collagen Cross Linkage (C3R) – Another complication is thin, steep or irregular corneas, which are associated a problem called Keratoconus. Disorder leads to an increase in power, but fall in vision. Even some people completely loses the vision because of scarring in the particular case. Laser procedures are not meant for the problem, but a process called Collagen Cross Linkage (C3R) is affective in overcome vision problem. In this process a combination of Riboflavin drops followed by ultra-violet radiation is used to increase the rigidity and strength of the corneal fibers. After a few months, intra- corneal ring segments (ICRS) implantations can lessen the dependence on the glasses. A C3R costs between 40, 000- 50, 000 for both eyes while ICRS adds about 75,000 more per eye.
All the procedure doesn’t require hospitalization. Most of them take about 3-4 days for recovery. Even a person done with this can go to work after one week. Complete vision stability takes about few weeks, but you can feel the improvement in a couple of days.