LASIK EYE SURGERY
Which Doctor should I consult for LASIK Eye Surgery?|
You should consult an Eye Doctor or Ophthalmologist who has experience with the surgery.
Can both eyes be done at the same sitting?
Yes, most surgeons do perform LASIK procedure on both eyes at the same time. However some surgeons prefer to wait a week before they do the other eye.
Is LASIK Eye Surgery Safe?
LASIK Surgery is a safe procedure approved by FDA of USA. Minor complications are about 3%. There is no known case of blindness after LASIK surgery. Serious problems happen in less than 1% of cases.
Will LASIK Eye surgical procedure hurt?
No the procedure will not hurt. Local Anesthetic drops are used for the procedure with mild sedation. Patients may feel itchy for a day or two and may say that they feel as if there was sand in the eye.
Will I need glasses or contact lens after LASIK Surgery?
People over 45 years who undergo the surgery will still need reading glasses If there is some over or under correction - glasses may be needed. However this will be of much lower power. Contact lens should be avoided after LASIK Surgery.
Can LASIK Surgery be recommended for mountain climbers and divers?
The cornea is thinner and slightly weaker after the LASIK Surgery. Due to decrease or increase in the atmospheric pressure, mountain climbing and and diving can potentially have an affect on the weaker tissues of the body. There are no documented complications in people who climb mountains or undertake diving. However if the patient is worried, it is best to avoid such activities after LASIK Surgery
Will The Health Insurance Company cover the procedure?
No usually the procedure is not covered under the health insurance in any country.
How expensive is the LASIK procedure?
This will vary from country to country. India it will on an average between Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 30,000. The Zyoptix or the customized LASIK procedure would cost anywhere between Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 36,000. In the USA the procedure costs close to Rs. 2 lakhs
Does the cheaper cost of LASIK Treatment means - can I come to India for the treatment?
Yes, many foreigners are coming into India for the treatment as the surgery is expensive overseas. India does have qualified and experienced surgeons. However before coming for treatment, a foreigner is well advised to the check the credentials of the hospital and doctor.
Can Medindia help in this regard?
Yes medindia consultants can advice you about the various centres and their credibility. To contact us click here
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