WIN RLE - Refractive Lens Exchange

Don't be disappointed if you are denied for WINLASIK and WIN ICL procedure for your eyes

We have WIN RLE for you.  This procedure is similar to the cataract surgery. Here, the clear crystalline lens inside the eye is removed & replaced by an intraocular lens (Multifocal/Trifocal/ Accommodating IOLs).  At WINVISION this procedure is done with the help of Femtosecond Laser (complete blade free and with disposables). This procedure is simple safe and very precise.

1. What is LASIK?

LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a refractive procedure done to correct nearsightedness (myopia), far-sightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. LASIK reshapes the shape of the Cornea so that the power of glasses is almost eliminated.

2. What procedure is done in LASIK?

During LASIK, a thin corneal flap is made and raised (less than 150 microns) and the shape of cornea is altered with laser beam after which the corneal flap is replaced. The total procedure time on each eye is around 2-5 minutes. The procedure I done under topical anesthesia drops and the patient is asked to look straight, not to move the eyes and be completely relaxed. The surgeon always help the patient by communicating to him/her.

3. How safe is the procedure?

LASIK was 1st introduced in the year 1989 and since then it has been performed in millions of eyes successfully. It is a very safe procedure with very qick recovery time period.It is the 2nd most common surgical procedure performed in the eye around the world. It is also the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the eye.

4.What is Blade and Blade-free LASIK?

There are two types of techniques to raise the corneal flap. Blade LASIK uses a specialized automated blade called the Microkeratome (120 to 140 microns). It is able to raise a thin flap of cornea. Femtosecond laser uses a femtosecond laser beam for making the flap. The Femto flap is more thinner (90-110 microns), smoother and safer than the microkeratome. The decision to use an femtosecond laser flap technique is based on the pre-operative investigations and the surgeon's assessment of the need.

5. What results can I expect from LASIK?

Clarity of vision gradually improves over the next few days to its maximal level. Some patients may experience some difficulty while reading on the 1st post- operative day which soon recovers.

6. Will I need to wear glasses after LASIK?

NO. LASIK treatment has been done to reduce your dependence on glasses. You will not be requiring glasses for your routine work.

7. Are the results of LASIK permanent?

YES.. LASIK laser treatment permanently modulates the corneal shape.

8. If I have LASIK and my vision changes later in life, can LASIK be redone?

LASIK is a once-in-a-lifetime procedure in almost all patients. Very few patients may require enhancement LASIK if the needs arises so within the limits of the procedure.

9. Does the LASIK procedure hurt?

NO. There is no pain during or after the procedure. The patient may feel some pressure over the eye which lasts for a few seconds.

10. What kind of anesthesia is used in LASIK?

Topical anesthetic drops are applied. No injections are given to the eye.

11.How safe is LASIK procedure?

LASIK is one of the safest procedures performed over the eye all over the world. The safety profile of LASIK procedure is very high. The LASIK machine is mostly automated and operated by highly skilled refractive surgeons thus increasing the success rates.

12. Can I have both eyes done with LASIK at the same time?

YES. LASIK is always performed on both eyes one by one in the same sitting.

13. Do I have to get admitted in the hospital?

No. LASIK is a day-care procedure. You will have to arrive in the morning on the surgery appointment day and can go back by afternoon. The day of surgery you should take rest at home.

14. Do I have to take complete bed rest and restrict my daily routine?

NO. There is no need of bed rest or restricting your daily routine. Few precautions are essential to be taken care of. These are general precautions given to all patients undergoing surgical procedures in the eye.

15. Can I drive immediately after LASIK?

NO. As the clarity of vision takes a few days to improve, a few patients may experience halos and glare in the initial , this may resolve by few months in some people. Thus driving should be restricted at least for a month. Protective glasses should be worn all time during driving for at least a month.

16. Can I do swimming, jogging and gym exercise soon after LASIK?

NO. All these exercises are not to be performed for at least a month to three after LASIK. The LASIK flap is very thin and any strenuous exercise can disturb the flap.

17. Will the appearance of my eyes change after LASIK?

NO. LASIK does not change the appearance of the eyes.

18. Can I get LASIK done if I am pregnant or lactating?

NO. LASIK should be avoided during pregnancy and lactation.

19. How long will it take for me to work comfortably on computer after LASIK?

Initially you should use computers for shorter durations. Slowly, the durations of use can be increased with frequent breaks in between to give rest to the eye. Religious application of lubricating drops is very essential.

20.Why do I have to use medications for few months after LASIK

The healing process generally completes within 1 month. As the body response varies from individual to individual and may take longer time, it is recommended to use medications for 6 months.

21. How much time it takes for pre-LASIK investigations?

Depending upon the cooperation levels of the patient and effects of topical drops, it may take from 3-5 hours for complete workup of a LASIK patient.

22. How frequently I have to come for follow-up?

Initially, you will be checked day one after the procedure . Following this, you will be called after 2 to 4 weeks and thereafter yearly once. As the body's healing process varies from person to person, follow-up visits may vary.

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