What Is SILK?
In recent years, the world of vision correction has seen remarkable advancements, making it possible for millions to free themselves from the shackles of glasses and contact lenses. One such innovation is the SILK (Smooth Incision Lenticule Keratomileusis) Surgery by Johnson and Johnson. It promises to improve vision in patients by using the most precise laser eye technology, i.e., ELITA to gently create a small disc-shaped lens (called a lenticule) in the cornea after the eye is numbed after drops. A highly advanced and effective femtosecond laser is used to addresses common refractive errors such as myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism. SILK surgery aims and reshape the cornea to eliminate or reduce the need for glasses or contact lenses. To achieve this, the laser create a series of microscopic bubbles within the patient’s cornea through a beam of light to shape the cornea more accurately and quickly than other traditional methods.
Advantages of SILK Surgery
There are enormous standout benefits of this safe, latest, and effective SILK vision correction surgery, here we are highlighting the most significant ones among them.
SILK surgery is renowned for its minimally invasive nature. Unlike traditional LASIK, which involves creating a corneal flap, SILK surgery is flapless. It creates a thin lenticule within the cornea, which can easily be removed. This minimal disruption to the eye’s structure leads to faster recovery time and less discomfort; therefore, 99% patients are satisfied with the results.
2. Enhanced Comfort:
One of the significant advantages of SILK surgery is the enhanced comfort it offers to patients. The absence of a corneal flap or large incision reduces the risk of dry eyes; hence, 89% patients reported minimal discomfort during and after the procedure; while 86% found slight to no difficulty while driving at night, contributing to a more positive experience.
3. Reduced Risk of Complications:
SILK’s innovative approach minimizes the risk of complications compared to traditional methods by preserving the cornea’s strength. SILK vision reduces the likelihood of corneal ectasia, a rare but severe complication associated with other vision correction methods.
4. Rapid Recovery:
98% Patients undergoing SILK laser vision correction experience a faster recovery compared to other procedures. They noticed improved vision within a few hours to only a couple of days after the procedure. This quick recovery time allows them to return to their daily activities sooner.
5. High Precision and Accuracy:
The SILK surgery utilizes advanced femtosecond laser technology to reshape the cornea with unmatched precision and accuracy. Over 95% patients experienced excellent visual outcomes, i.e., 20/20 vision or better in one month. The procedure is highly customizable, allowing surgeons to tailor it to the unique needs of each patient.
Cost of SILK Surgery
We, at Planet Lasik by Centre For Sight, understand the profound impact that clear vision can have on a person’s life. Imagine waking up each morning and seeing the world without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses that too without involvement of any flap in the cornea. It’s a dream that’s now within your reach, and we are here to make SILK surgery a reality at an affordable cost of Rs1,10,000 only.
*Price may fluctuate as per the prescription or intricacy of the surgery!
How SILK Surgery Works:
Before the Procedure: Anaesthetic eye drops are administered to numb the eye and ensure a painless treatment.
During the Procedure: A highly advanced and precise femtosecond laser is used to create microscopic bubbles within the patient’s cornea to shape it as per his/her prescription. A thin lenticule (disc) of tissue below the surface in the cornea is removed through a small incision.
After the Procedure: The whole procedure is carried out in less than 15 minutes but the recovery time is different for everyone; however, one can resume their tasks in just a few days!
The SILK surgery represents a significant leap forward in the field of refractive surgery. Its flapless nature, enhanced comfort, and reduced risk of complications make it an attractive option for those seeking freedom from glasses and contact lenses. As with any medical procedure, it’s essential to consult with an experienced ophthalmologist to determine the most suitable vision correction method based on patient’s unique needs and circumstances. SILK’s innovative approach is undoubtedly a promising development in the quest for clearer vision.
What is SILK Eye Surgery?
SILK eye surgery is the latest procedure among all the currently available refractive surgeries. It uses an advanced second generation femto-second laser to correct refractive errors like Myopia and Astigmatism and reduces the need for glasses or contact lenses.
Is simultaneous treatment possible for both eyes with the SILK Procedure?
Yes simultaneous treatment is possible for both eyes with the SILK procedure, if both eyes are eligible for it.
Can one with dry eyes undergo SILK Eye Surgery?
The SILK surgery aims to reduce the risk of dry eyes more, compared to other eye surgeries. However, if you’ve had dry eyes before, you must consult your surgeon. They’ll check your eye condition and decide if the SILK procedure is right for you.
Can 20/20 vision be achieved by silk eye surgery?
SILK eye surgery is the next gen laser vision correction procedure that offers vision beyond 20/20. More than 95% of candidates achieve 20/20 vision or better.
Can a diabetic patients undergo SILK Surgery?
Yes, a diabetic patient is eligible to undergo SILK surgery, but along with that, the surgery also depends upon the eye condition of the individual which can be assessed after a thorough eye examination.
Can one with Retinal Detachment undergo Silk Surgery?
It is advisable to have a clearance from your retina surgeon before planning any refractive procedure like SILK as there may be risk of redetachment in some cases.
Does the SILK Procedure have the capability to correct astigmatism up to 6D or more?
Yes, SILK eye surgery can correct cylindrical power (astigmatism) up to 6D. Along with it, it can also correct myopia (nearsightedness) up to -12D.
How soon can I resume using makeup or cosmetics post the SILK Surgery?
You can start using eye makeup or cosmetics again usually after 1-2 weeks of the SILK eye surgery, but you must consult the eye surgeon regarding it, especially if you’ve had dry eyes in the past.