LASIK Pre Operative Procedure

  • Slit lamp examination:
  • To examine and rule out any corneal disease like corneal dystrophy, opacity, SPK, infection etc.

  • Autoref. Examination:
  • Computerised eye testing of patient’s eyes for numbers.

  • Cycloplegic – Refraction:
  • It is conducted to determine the exact number of the patient’s eye by dilating the pupils. It helps to exactly determine the numbers of the patient’s eye.

  • Topography:
  • Corneal topography is conducted to determine the corneal curvature and to rule out corneal conditions like Keratoconus and other corneal curvature condition of the patient's eye.

  • Pachymetry:
  • It is conducted to measure corneal thickness.

  • Tonometry:
  • It is conducted to measure the Intraocular Pressure of patient’s eyes. If IOP is very high then laser vision correction is done after controlling it.

  • Fundoscopy:
  • It is done to examine the interior of the eye, to rule out cataract any retinal problem in patient’s eyes.

  • Aberomentry:
  • It is conducted to find out any higher order aberrations of patient’s eyes.

  • Pentacam-HR:
  • Examination to rule out anterior as well post Keratoconus, corneal thickness and cornea related problems of patient’s eyes.

  • Schirmer’s Test:
  • It is conducted to measure the dryness in patient’s eye.

    Pre-Operative Instructions / Advice Before The Lasik Treatment
  • It is essential to undergo thorough eye check up before Laser treatment.
  • Contact lens should be discontinued 2-3 days before the procedure for soft contact lens and 7-10 days for hard contact lens.
  • Eye make-up is not allowed for 3 days before Lasik treatment.
  • Antibiotic eye drops prescribed by the doctor should be used for 3 days before the procedure.
  • Perfume / cologne / deodorants should not be used on the day of the treatment.
  • Patient should bring sun glasses along with them on the day of the Laser treatment to protect their eyes from dust.
  • Have a person accompanying you. May be a family member or a friend. We request you that it would be best if not more than 2 members accompany the patient to avoid unnecessary anxiety for the patient and chaos for the staff.
  • The accompanying person should know how to drive the vehicle as you would not be able and allowed to drive back home.
  • No smoking on the day of the surgery.
  • Do not consume any alcohol or sedatives that could make you drowsy prior to the surgery.