Lasik Eye Surgery In Delhi

When glasses or contact lenses become a hassle, LASIK surgery at Indira Gandhi Eye Hospitals offers a clear vision alternative. This innovative technology treats common refractive errors like nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. Vision changes due to age or the demands on your eyes can be effectively addressed. LASIK surgery provides a highly successful, permanent solution to improve your vision, eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses.

What Refractive Problems Does LASIK Laser Eye Surgery Correct?

If you've relied on contact lenses or glasses to manage vision problems, you might now be considering LASIK surgery as a better solution. LASIK can correct the following refractive issues:


Nearsightedness, or "myopia," is a condition where you can only see objects clearly when they are close to you. Distant objects appear blurry and hard to identify. Myopia is caused by the elongated shape of the eyeball from front to back or irregularities in eye structures, resulting in inadequate vision.

Symptoms of Myopia:

If you have myopia, you might be able to read words on a computer screen or in a book but struggle to see a movie or TV program. Trying to focus on distant objects can cause eyestrain and headaches.

Causes of Myopia:

Researchers suggest several possible causes for an elongated eyeball. Heredity plays a role in some patients, while other factors may include age, ethnicity, gender, and eye usage. Extended sun exposure and prolonged close-up work can also impact eye structure.

In India, about 13 percent of teenagers experience myopia. The widespread use of 300 million smartphones might contribute to these statistics.

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Farsightedness, also known as hyperopia, allows you to see distant objects more clearly than those that are close. While symptoms might go unnoticed in your youth, they can eventually cause blurry vision for both near and distant objects.

Symptoms of Hyperopia:

Indications of hyperopia include eyestrain, headaches, squinting, and blurry vision when viewing close objects. Refractive surgery aims to reshape your cornea to permanently improve your vision.

Causes of Hyperopia:

Hyperopia occurs when the eyeball is too short or the lens or cornea has an abnormal shape. It can affect both children and adults and may be inherited. The prevalence of hyperopia in India and globally is lower than that of myopia.

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Astigmatism, a common refractive error, prevents the eye from focusing light evenly on the retina. This occurs due to the oval shape of the cornea, causing light to bend abnormally as it passes through the eye. Both children and adults may have astigmatism, often without realizing it.

Symptoms of Astigmatism:

Signs of astigmatism include squinting, eyestrain, blurry vision at any distance, headaches, and difficulty driving at night.

Causes of Astigmatism:

Astigmatism is prevalent and can be present from birth. It often follows hereditary lines and may occur alongside myopia, hyperopia, or both. To visualize the difference, compare the oval shape of a cornea with astigmatism to a rugby ball, whereas a normal cornea is perfectly round like a volleyball.

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Understanding the Need for Refractive Correction

Your ability to see clearly depends on how your eyes bend (refract) light. Refractive errors occur when light is not bent perfectly, preventing proper focus. While glasses and contact lenses can temporarily correct these errors, surgery offers a permanent solution.

Light bends when it passes through water or the cornea, the clear front surface of your eye. An abnormally shaped cornea bends light imperfectly, leading to refractive errors. Several anatomical features affect your eyes' ability to refract light correctly:

  1. Eye Length: The length of your eye can impact your vision. A longer eye can cause nearsightedness, while a shorter eye can cause farsightedness.
  2. Corneal Curvature: The cornea needs to be perfectly spherical to refract light properly. Irregular cornea shapes can lead to astigmatism.
  3. Lens Curvature: When the lens's curve matches the cornea's shape and the eye length, there are no refractive errors. However, a flat lens can cause farsightedness, and a steep curve can cause nearsightedness.

LASIK eye surgery at Indira Gandhi Eye Hospitals offers a permanent path to clear vision at any age. Achieve freedom from glasses, contact lenses, and endless prescriptions with this effective procedure.

Lasik surgery is a popular treatment for vision problems. This surgical procedure is used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. lasik surgery is a relatively safe and effective procedure. However, there are some risks associated with lasik surgery. The most common complication of lasik surgery is dry eyes. Other potential complications include glare, halos around lights, and difficulty seeing at night.

It is important to consult with an ophthalmologist before undergoing lasik surgery. An ophthalmologist can assess your eyes and determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Ophthalmologists have the training and experience to perform lasik surgery safely and effectively.

Selecting the Best Hospital for Laser Eye Surgery

Indira Gandhi Eye Hospitals, boasts a team of highly trained surgeons in India, dedicated to providing optimal eyesight through the highest quality care. Renowned by patients and the medical community for our commitment to eye care.

We are ranked among the best eye hospitals in Delhi for LASIK eye surgery and have received numerous awards and recognition for our excellence in this field.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Am I a candidate for Lasik?

    Lasik has found to be a safe and effective procedure worldwide.

    The decision to have laser vision correction depends on the results of a thorough preoperative evaluation. Just as you are a unique individual, each eye requires unique and careful examination with the best technology. It is important to understand that not everyone is a suitable candidate for Lasik. Some basic requirements include:

    • A stable eyeglass prescription for at least two years.
    • Best corrected vision of at least 20/40.
    • Healthy cornea
    • No active eye disease.
    • Over 18 years old
  • How safe is Lasik?

    The FDA has approved Lasik as a safe and effective procedure. It is important, however, to remember that Lasik is not the right choice for everybody. Some people are not appropriate candidates and, if treated, could have less than optimal results. It is important that you receive a thorough pre-operative evaluation to determine if Lasik is right for you.

  • Does Lasik hurt?

    No. The actual treatment itself is painless. You will be given plenty of anaesthetic drops to completely numb the eye. You may feel a light pressure sensation around your eye, and after the procedure is finished, you will feel a sensation our patients describe as gritty or like a lash in your eye for a few hours…but most people experience very little pain. We’ll give you a prescription for a pain reliever should you need it, but most people need nothing more than Tylenol or Advil and a little rest time.

  • How long does it take to do Lasik?

    The actual procedure usually takes less than 10 minutes per eye. Depending on your prescription, and the amount of correction needed, the laser itself only takes 20-50 seconds to correct your vision. However, you should plan on being in the hospital for approximately an hour-and-a-half on your day of surgery.

  • How soon after the surgery will I be able to see?

    Visual recovery varies from one day to one week. Most patients resume normal activities one to two days following surgery, but it may take one to two months for your vision to fully stabilise. Although everyone is a little different, most of our Lasik patients achieve legal driving vision or better the very next day. That is one of the most exciting advantages of the Lasik procedure; clear vision comes in quickly. Initially, your vision might not be crisp and may fluctuate slightly. This is perfectly normal and should improve gradually day by day.

  • When will I be able to drive?

    On the day of your surgery, it is important to have a driver take you home. You will also need a driver to bring you to your post-operative appointment the day after surgery. In most cases, patients can drive by the end of that day.

  • What are the possible complications?

    It’s perfectly normal to be concerned about the “worst case scenario”. With an experienced surgeon, the procedure itself is relatively safe. The excimer laser is computer controlled, pre-programmed with your treatment data. Statistically, there is a remote possibility of the loss of vision due to corneal infection or inflammation which we address by maintaining sterile conditions in the laser suite and by instructing you to use medicated drops for the first week after the procedure. Potential complications include: under or over correction, corneal flap healing problems, pain or discomfort, dry eye, hazy vision, sensitivity to light, glare at night, loss of best corrected visual acuity, or infection. Most patients who are safe candidates for treatment have a trouble-free experience. Before considering surgery, we carefully evaluate each patient to understand whether you are a good candidate. The doctors will be happy to discuss any concerns that you may have. Our goal is for you to understand as much about this treatment as possible before surgery so that you can be comfortable with your treatment options.

  • How long will the effect of Lasik last?

    In most cases, the treatment effect of laser vision correction is permanent, especially if your eyeglass prescription was stable before treatment. If there is something in your genetics that says your prescription will change in the future, having surgery now will not prevent that from occurring. In our experience, a change like this is very uncommon. If necessary, though, you may be able to be re-treated many years later should that occur.