What is Lasik?
What is LASIK?

LASIK laser eye surgery was developed more than 20 years ago, and more than 40 million eyes have been treated across the globe. Hashmanis Hospital brought this technology to Pakistan in 2004 and to date we have corrected over 50,000 eyes. Lasik is a simple 5 minute procedure through which you can remove your eye numbers –that’s right you can get rid of your eye glasses and contact lenses.

Describe the lasik procedure? Is it painful? Both eyes can be treated on same day?

LASIK is a surgical procedure that uses a laser to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism. In LASIK, a thin flap in the cornea is created using either a microkeratome blade or a femtosecond laser. An excimer laser in then used to burn parts of the cornea and voila your refractive errors are corrected. This is a basic 5 minute procedure and both eyes are treated at the same time.

How many LASIK procedures Hashmanis Hospital had performed?

Hashmanis Hospital has performed more than 50,000 Lasikprocedures– the most in Pakistan. This experience gives us the distinct advantage of providing quality vision correction. Currently, Hashmanis Hospitals is equipped with 3 Lasik machines – one at Hashmanis Saddar, one at Hashmanis Jauhar and one at Hashmanis Clifton.

Is my night vision going to be affected and if there is any side effect associated with LASIk?

A ) On a long-term basis this is unlikely. In the initial 2-4 month period following your procedure, it is normal to have some degree of night glare due to the healing process. This is temporary. 
We recommend that you sleep for about five hours following your procedure. Your eyes may be itchy and watery. This is common immediately following treatment. Most patients are able to return to work within 24 hours of having the procedure. –

What is the range of corrections? -

The absolute range for correction of nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness goes from about -14.00 to +6.00, Having said that, at Hashmanis Hospital we offer something called the Total Refractive Solutions which means that if you are not a candidate for Lasik (due to a thin cornea uneven corna or if your refractive numbers are too high) we can still correct your vision using other refractive methods such as implaning the Phakic IOL. Total Refractive solutions allows us to correct refractive numbers in the range of -28 to +6.

What is the range of corrections -28 to + 4

The absolute range for correction of nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness goes from about -14.00 to +6.00, so, technically, at +5.50, this patient may be a candidate. The more important question is what is the thickness of the cornea and the "shape" of the cornea, before we perform LASIK

Will I still need glasses or corrective lenses after the LASIK surgery?

Our vast experience allows us to carry the proper pre-operative exams and select only those candidates whose eye sight will be corrected to 20/20. In fact, our quality control standards are so high that we reject over 30% of all interested candidates in Lasik (the highest rejection ratio in Pakistan) – because after all we are talking about your eyes.

What is the recovery time after LASIK eye surgery?

We recommend going home and taking a five hour nap. Once you wake up you can resume normal activities such as watching TV and using a computer. Patients will generally be required to take eye drops for one week following their LASIK surgery