The world got interested in the removal of eye glass power over
three decades ago and for the last two and half decades the
research and development wing at Dr. Agarwal's has not rested.
DWith Lasik laser performed on over 2000 patients, laser
technology incorporated with computer wizard has helped remove
the eye glass power. The laser surgery is conducted with no
injections, no blood, the patient walks out of the operation
theater with the no glasses and full vision within seconds.
This is used to remove glasses (for distance as well for near
vision defects). This does not necessitate hospitalization at
all. The power from both the eyes are removed at the same
sitting and takes less than ten minutes to complete the entire
procedure. This helps in quick rehabilitation of vision and thus
the individual can get back to his routine at the earliest.
The cornea has 5 layers. A wafer thin corneal flap is made in
the 1st & 2nd layer of the cornea using a special micro keratome.
This flap is made in the form of a door in that it is still
attached to the cornea (black of the eye) by a hinge. This flap
is lifted and rolled on itself. Laser is used on the 3rd layer
also called the bed of the cornea, which removes the power of
the eye by vapourizing the corneal tissue thereby removing the
refractive error. The entire procedure for both eyes is
completed within ten minutes and the patient disposes off his
glasses thereafter. Care is to be taken not to touch the eyes
after the procedure.