Dr. Ritika performs customized refractive surgery depending on the patients’ needs. The different types of refractive surgery include
Laser In Situ Keratomiesleusis– In this procedure, a flap is made and an excimer laser reshapes the cornea so that it can focus light on the retina and the need for glasses is alleviated. The flap can be made with the help of a blade/microkeratome or a femtosecond laser. The flap is then washed and put in place without any stitches.
Photorefractive Keratectomy / Surface Ablation– In this procedure no flap is made. The top layer of the cornea or the epithelium is removed with the help of a blade and the excimer laser reshapes the cornea. The layer grows in 2 days. The entire procedure can be done with the laser without the use of a blade and is then called transPRK.
Small Incision Lenticule Extraction– This is one of the latest refractive surgeries available in which a small incision is made on the cornea with the help of the laser and a lenticule is cut depending on the power of the eye, also with the laser. That lenticule or corneal tissue is then removed and the eye is washed.
Implantable Collamer Lens– In this procedure a lens of the desired power is implanted inside the eye surgically and it is placed on top pf the natural lens of the eye.
Refractive surgery is performed for those patients who want to reduce their dependency on glasses. Before performing any of the above procedures the patient will undergo certain tests to see if they are candidates for the procedures. Once determined, the procedure can be performed after an informed consent.