LASIK Eye Surgery: Procedure, Benefits, Recovery And Cost

LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses) is the most common laser eye procedure performed to correct vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. In LASIK, a special type of cutting laser is used to precisely change the shape of your cornea — the dome-shaped transparent tissue at the front of your eye — to improve vision.

LASIK surgery is essentially a pain-free surgery and takes only about 15 minutes for both eyes. The results are improved vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses which begin immediately after the procedure and vision usually continue to improve and stabilize over a few days.

LASIK Eye Surgery Benefits

LASIK is a good option for improving vision for various reasons some of which are as follows:

  • Patients usually do not experience pain with LASIK due to the numbing drops that are used.

  • Vision is improved immediately after surgery. An estimated 96 percent of patients will have their desired vision after LASIK.

  • Around 96% of patients get their desired vision after LASIK. An enhancement can further increase this number.

  • In most of the cases, no bandages or stitches are required, and patients resume their normal routine within 24 hours.

Consult a qualified eye care professional or eye surgeon to get more information about how to permanently correct your vision and the benefits of this surgery. LASIK is widely recognized as the most convenient and cost-effective option to improve vision.

LASIK Eye Surgery Recovery

LASIK often results in improved vision without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses. In general, you have a very good chance of achieving 20/25 vision or better after refractive surgery. More than 8 out of 10 people who undergo LASIK refractive surgery no longer need to use their glasses or contact lenses for most of their activities. 

After LASIK, you may feel a temporary burning or itching sensation immediately following the procedure. You'll probably have blurred vision. When it comes to healing after LASIK eye surgery, it usually occurs very rapidly. Vision may be blurry and hazy for the first day, but most patients notice improved vision within a few days of surgery. Following are some useful tips for you to follow for a quick LASIK recovery:

  • At least one day of complete rest is recommended.

  • Refrain from taking part in any strenuous exercise for at least a week, since this can traumatize the eye and affect healing.

  • Avoid rubbing your eyes.

  • Don't drive after LASIK until your eye doctor sees you the following day and gives you the go ahead.

  • Follow your doctor's instructions and take any medication prescribed.

LASIK Eye Surgery Cost In Pakistan

LASIK Eye Surgery cost in Pakistan ranges from PKR 50,000 - 150,000. It varies depending upon the doctor, materials used and the hospital expenditure/equipment.

LASIK Eye Surgery FAQs

LASIK eye surgery doesn't hurt the patient during or after the procedure. However, you may feel some pressure on your eyes.
No, there has never been a case of blindness as a result of LASIK eye surgery complications. The risk of going blind from LASIK eye surgery is equal to the risk of getting blindness from wearing contacts.
The vision stabilizes within a few days after you undergo the LASIK eye surgery.

Best Doctors for LASIK Eye Surgery In Pakistan

Below is the list of best eye surgeons who perform LASIK eye surgery in Pakistan. Find complete details, timings, patient reviews and contact information. Book appointment or take online video consultation with the listed doctors. Call at Marham helpline: 042-32591427 to schedule your appointment.

Prof. Dr. Huma Kayani

  • MBBS, FCPS, FRCS (UK), VR Fellowship (USA), CAAAM
  • Eye Surgeon
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Prk laser for glasses removal
  • Refractive Laser Surgery
  • review-img161 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 2000
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat - 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Prof. Dr. Aurangzeb Shaikh

  • MBBS, FRCS (Glasgow),FCPS (Pak), MCPS(Pak), MSC (LONDON), DCEH (LONDON)
  • Eye Surgeon
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Lasik Surgery
  • review-img164 Positive Reviews
  • Karachi
  • PKR 1500
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat - 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Dr. Nabeel Iqbal

  • MBBS, FCPS, MRCS
  • Eye Surgeon
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Refractive Laser Surgery
  • review-img16 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 500
  • Available on Call
  • Available Today
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Dr. Muhammad Hammad Ayub

  • MBBS, FCPS
  • Eye Surgeon
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Refractive Laser Surgery
  • Squint management
  • review-img9 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 1500
  • Mon, Wed, Thu - 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Dr. Israr Ahmed

  • MBBS, FCPS, Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Eye Surgeon
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Prk laser for glasses removal
  • review-img4 Positive Reviews
  • Karachi
  • PKR 1500
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat - 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Dr. Adeel Randhawa

  • MBBS,MCPS, FCPS, (Opthamology)
  • Eye Surgeon
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • review-img3 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 2000
  • Mon, Tue, Fri - 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
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Dr. Usman Imtiaz

  • MBBS, FCPS, MRCS (UK)
  • Eye Surgeon
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Keratoconus
  • LASIK for glasses removal
  • review-img7 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 2000
  • Mon, Tue, Fri - 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
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Dr. Shaban Kakar

  • MBBS, PhD (Opthamology)
  • Eye Surgeon
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Corneal Transplants
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Phaco Eye Surgery
  • Prk laser for glasses removal
  • review-img4 Positive Reviews
  • Quetta
  • Rs. 500 - 1000
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat - 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Dr. Rashid Nawaz

  • MBBS, MRCS (Optha Uk),
  • Eye Surgeon
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Refractive Laser Surgery
  • review-img3 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 1000
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu - 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Prof. Dr. Shams Bazai

  • MBBS, PHD(OPHTHALMOLOGY)
  • Eye Surgeon
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Transplants
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Phaco Eye Surgery
  • Entropion surgery
  • review-img4 Positive Reviews
  • Quetta
  • Rs. 500 - 1000
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri - 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akram Shahwani

  • ,MBBS,(karachi) MCPS, DOMS (Lahore)
  • Eye Surgeon
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Corneal Transplants
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • review-img11 Positive Reviews
  • Quetta
  • Rs. 500 - 1000
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat - 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Available Today
Contact For Surgery