From The Doctor’s Desk
From The Desk Of Dr. John Smith
XYZ Hospital, Mumbai, INDIA
28th February 2016
I have been using various LASIK machines for over a decade now. And I’m grateful to God that LASIK machines today are far easier to operate, quicker and less painful as compared to when I first started out.
But what hasn’t changed is that LASIK was safe then, and it is even safer now.
I’m sure you’d have heard horror stories about LASIK over the years. And truth be told, I have talked to patients first hand who experienced the original issues associated with LASIK. And to be honest, many of those issues were caused by inexperienced surgeons rather than inadequate technology. And I consider myself blessed that at our eye hospital, LASIK casualties are almost unheard of.
I’d like to share some developments that have happened at Adityajyoth.
Our hospital has brought in a new machine for LASIK – EX500. And this has taken the entire experience of the patient to a whole new level.
The EX500 has several powerful benefits over its predecessors. To tell you about some briefly:
Far less discomfort
Significantly reduced risk of contracting an eye infection
More stable vision and often quicker. Several patients report a clearer vision within moments of the operation.
Less pain compared to its predecessor (PRK)
And that’s not all.
At our eye hospital we also offer SBK (Sub-Bowman’s Keratomileusis) aka Thin-Flap LASIK. And of course SBK also offers advantages of its own. To explain a few:
It is absolutely painless and highly efficacious thanks to the all-laser blade-less technology.
A more natural and stable cornea that is less altered and results in eyes that aren’t as dry. This happens because fewer nerves are cut due to a thinner flap of cornea being cut.
And of course SBK is even safer than previous LASIK technologies that were already pretty safe.
I could have wasted your time on technicalities, but I’m sure you wouldn’t enjoy that. So I’ll be sharing more about the technology as this newsletter progresses.
I sincerely thank you for taking out your precious time to read this newsletter. I hope you find this newsletter worthwhile, as I have tried my best to ensure what reaches you is a no-nonsense newsletter that aims to clear general misconceptions about LASIK.
Thank You & God Bless!
HOD – Cornea