LAUNCH OF LASIK LASER EYE SURGERY
Launch of Lanka Hospitals Laser Eye Surgery
The new Lasik Laser Eye Surgery Unit of Lanka Hospitals was recently opened by Dr. Sarath Paranavitane, Chairman of Lanka Hospitals and Venerable Thiniyawala Palith Thero, Member of the Board of Directors, Group Chief Executive Officer and the Management.
The Laser Eye Surgery unit is a much needed hope for individuals affected by short-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism, who do not like the hassle of wearing glasses and contact lenses. It is a 20-minute procedure for both eyes, carried out as an out-patient. The eye is anesthetized using eye drops and the patient does not feel pain during the procedure.
LASIK (Laser In Situ Keratomileusis) uses a laser to reshape the cornea. During the procedure Eye Surgeon first creates a precise, thin corneal flap using a microkeratome. The flap is then pulled back to expose underlying corneal tissue. Then the eye surgeon uses laser to reshape the cornea in a unique pre-specified pattern for each patient. The flap is then gently repositioned onto the underlying cornea, without sutures. Reshaped cornea corrects your vision.
Dr. Rajesh Fogla, Senior Consultant Cornea & Laser Refractive Surgeon, the Director of Cornea Clinic of Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad and the Consultant Eye Surgeons of Lanka Hospitals, Dr. Seema Nandakumar, Dr. M. Nandakumar, Dr. Mangala Gamage and Dr. H. Palihakkara were present at the occasion. Lanka Hospitals eye clinic is equipped with modern equipment to and strengthened by experienced technicians and optometrists. Customers can reach the clinic on 011 543 1145 for appointments and inquiries.