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Lasik Laser With Online Safety Check

New system measures progress of laser during surgery to assure accurate results.

Modifications of the Schwind ESIRIS excimer laser for Lasik allow detailed measurements during surgery.


MUMBAI, India, May 17 2006 /EHM News Bureau/ -- Imagine waking up and seeing clearly without having to reach for your glasses or contact lenses. Laser vision correction (LASIK) with online pachymetry is making this dream a reality for millions of people worldwide. With refractive surgery for the treatment of Myopia, Hypermetropia and Astigmatism gaining popularity, the ESIRIS Schwind Excimer Laser (Germany) with online pachymetry is a breakthrough in correcting the refractive error of the eye with a greater degree of accuracy.

The equipment has been installed at Doctor Eye Institute Pvt Ltd, Mumbai for the first time in India. Says Dr Kumar Doctor, Medical Director, Doctor Eye Institute, who has introduced this technology for the first time in India, "The use of excimer laser is a quantum leap in the precision and safety of refractive surgery over the previously dominant (manual) technique such as radial keratotomy (RK) that involved the use of hand-held knife."

Excimer laser with LASIK surgery is performed under anesthetic eye drops. No injection is necessary. "It is a painless, 10-20 minutes procedure. Both eyes can be treated at the same time. Work can be resumed in 24 hours. We are routinely using wave front and topo guided treatment for best visual outcome and quality of vision at night," explains Dr Doctor.

The machine is also equipped with the latest orbscan II corneal topography system used to map the cornea just as scientists map the Earth. This machine measures the thickness of the cornea, which helps in determining how much cornea can be fattened in order to achieve a satisfactory result without disturbing the minimum required thickness. This helps in minimising tissue damage.

What is Pachymetry? Pachymetry (measurement of corneal thickness) is important for determining whether adequate corneal tissue exists for performing the procedure. This is particularly an issue in high myopia cases, where large amounts of corneal corrections are required. A few years ago, there were no possibilities to measure the corneal thickness during refractive corneal surgery or procedure. With this new system, high-resolution micrometer measurements of corneal thickness can be taken without the instrument actually touching the eye.

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