During a LASIK procedure, a circular corneal flap is created first with a femtosecond laser. After the corneal flap is established it is then raised. The surgeon then uses an excimer laser to reshape on the underlying stroma by removing the appropriate corneal tissue for vision correction.
SMILE (small incision lenticule extraction) is a laser eye surgery intended to correct near sightedness (often in higher degrees of severity) astigmatism to improve the patient’s overall vision. SMILE is the most recently developed mainstream laser eye surgery to earn consideration for widespread treatment. Although it is relatively new, refractive errors in over three million eyes have been corrected by SMILE as of June 2020.
Cornea Lenticule Extraction for Advanced Refractive Correction (CLEAR) is a femtosecond laser surgery that is used to correct Myopia and Astigmatism without creating a corneal flap, similar to SMILE but created with a low energy laser.
CLEAR at a Glance:
- Similar to SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction)
- Good choice for those with Dry Eye conditions
- Suitable for those who cannot have LASIK
- Short recovery time
Advantages of CLEAR
- No corneal flap
- No worries about flap dislocation
- Less risk of dry eye post-refractive surgery
- Minimal tissue damage
- Minimal side effects
- Less inflammatory response contributes to a quick visual recovery
Best Refractive Surgeons in Delhi, India
Dr. S. Bharti
Director & Senior Consultant- Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Cornea Specialist
Dr. S. Bharti is founder and managing director of Bharti Eye Hospital, New Delhi. He passed his M.B.B.S. with honours from S. N. Medical College, Agra and did his postgraduate degree from the same institution in 1981. READ MORE
Dr. Bhupesh Singh
Senior Consultant Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Specialist
Dr. Bhupesh Singh is a senior consultant and practicing Ophthalmologist at Bharti Eye Hospital, New Delhi. He is a Cornea, cataract and refractive surgeon. He has done his post graduation from Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Sitapur. READ MORE
What My Clients Say
Dr. Bharti is amazing! My sister, my dad and I all went to him for LASIK and PRK. He is the BEST, hands down. I recommend Dr. bharti to everyone who is considering LASIK.
The procedure was quick and easy, recovery time was extremely fast and I would recommend getting Cataract from Dr. Bhupesh Singh to everyone! I’m just sorry I didn’t get Cataract sooner.
I love coming here because staff here is extremely knowledgeable. From the front desk, to the techs, to the doctors, everyone does their jobs extremely well and makes an appt go smoothly. I’ve seen Dr. S. Bharti and Dr. Bhupesh Singh and both are great.
I had my Lasik surgery 4 days ago and I’m still amazed that I can see! I had bad eyes for about 18 years and 10 of those years I was almost legally blind. To be able to see crystal clear is such a beautiful feeling it makes me want to cry. Dr. S. Bharti has changed my life.