LASIK is a form of refractive eye surgery that is used to treat common vision problems such as myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia(long-sightedness), presbyopia and astigmatism. LASIK procedure works by reshaping the cornea so as to enable light that enters the eye to be correctly focused onto the retina for clearer vision. In most cases the laser eye surgery is completed within 15 minutes and it is pain-free. The result of such a Lasik eye surgery in Dubai is that you will have improved vision and can do away with accessories such as eyeglasses or contact lenses. Here at Dubai London Clinic, we offer a dedicated Ophthalmology department that offers a complete range of corrective eye surgery procedures. Our highly qualified and experienced LASIK Dubai eye surgeons use state-of-the-art technology in order to provide superior quality care to our patients.
Advantages of LASIK
- Around 96% of patients will have their desired vision after LASIK
- LASIK is associated with very little pain due to the numbing drops that are used
- Vision is corrected nearly immediately or by the day after LASIK
- No bandages or stitches are required after LASIK
- Adjustments can be made years after LASIK to further correct vision if vision changes while you age
- After having LASIK, most patients have a dramatic reduction in eyeglass or contact lens dependence and many patients no longer need them at all
Facts about LASIK
Here are a few common myths about LASIK, and the actual facts:
Myth: LASIK is painful.
Fact: Numbing eye drops are used to keep your eyes comfortable during LASIK, which takes only about 15 minutes for both eyes. You will feel some pressure briefly during creation of the corneal flap, but laser reshaping of the eye is pain-free. If you are anxious before your procedure, your surgeon can give you a mild sedative to help you relax.
Myth: If you have a poor outcome from LASIK surgery, nothing can be done to fix it.
Fact: More than 95 percent of LASIK patients are satisfied with their outcome. If your results are unsatisfactory, there are a number of treatment options to improve your vision further. Also, possible LASIK side effects such as dry eyes usually are temporary and can be managed successfully.
Myth: LASIK is new, so long-term side effects and complications are unknown.
Fact: Laser vision correction was introduced in the 1980s, and the first treatment performed in the United States occurred in 1987. Side effects from modern LASIK surgery typically are mild, occur shortly after surgery, and resolve quickly.
Myth: LASIK corrects only nearsightedness; it cannot correct farsightedness or astigmatism.
Fact: LASIK can correct all common refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism). If you have severe refractive errors, other refractive surgery options are available.
Our Ophthalmology Specialists
Should I Undergo a LASIK Surgery?
LASIK surgery provides you an opportunity to put away those glasses and do away with those irritating contact lenses. Ideally, you should be at least 18 years of age, has had a stable vision for the past 12 months and has a good overall health to undergo a Lasik procedure.
Will a LASIK Surgery give a perfect 20/20 Vision?
No! It’s impossible for anyone including ourselves to guarantee perfect vision as a result of a LASIK surgery. However, undergoing such a treatment will help you in other, day to day activities such as sports, driving and reading all without the aid of either glasses or contact lenses.
How long do I have to wait before I can resume normal activities after a Laser Eye Surgery?
There are only a handful or restrictions that come into play following a LASIK Surgery. In most cases, patients are able to return to normal activities the very next day, but it is better to avoid certain exploits such as swimming, gardening, make-up and contact sport for a few weeks.
How Much Does A LASIK Surgery Cost?
Dubai London Clinic does make an extra effort to make our facilities available to all. We suggest the patient come in for a consultation and thereafter the price for the procedure can be drawn-up based on your eye prescription and subsequent needs.
Are there any side effects with LASIK Surgery?
While there are no major side-effects with this procedure some temporary side effects to the surgery include dryness of eyes and sensitivity to light. Dryness of eyes can be easily treated by using tear drops to keep the surface of the eye moist. Similarly, sensitivity to light can be tackled by wearing sunglass when moving outdoors.
I have worn glasses through my childhood and never thought a day would come when I would be able to see clearly without their aid. Thanks to the wonderful ophthalmologists at Dubai London clinic, I underwent a LASIK surgery and it remains the best decision I’ve ever made till now. In short, I would like to say thank you, you’ve changed my life! – Noreen
I would like to say that all the good things I’ve heard about Lasik are completely true. After getting the surgery done, I have not had to worry about dust on my contact lenses or scratches on my glasses. I can read, watch TV and indulge in outdoor activities without the aid of glasses. – Akshay