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LASIK Eye FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

How do I know if I’m a candidate for Laser Vision Correction?

You must first consult an eye specialist before you choose Laser Vision Correction therapy. You should not suffer from problems such as cataracts, diabetic glaucoma, conjunctivitis, or any other infection and should complete 21 years. Vision should not be blurred at least for one year. Pregnant women should check their hormonal levels because due to hormonal imbalance, the shape of their eye should not be affected. Do not choose Laser Vision correction, if you are suffering from poor autoimmune system.

Are LASIK and PRK safe?

Both LASIK and PRK are recommended safe by FDA because they use a cool beam of light for correction and it is a computer-controlled device. The surgeon can switch off the device anytime when the patient is not feeling comfortable. Doctors use many safeguard devices to maintain safety during the surgery. But the patient may experience minor side-effects such as dry eyes or nightmare glare. Till today only 1% of the patients lost their vision. So choose a reputed doctor.

Is LASIK painful?

It is not painful when the doctor is performing the surgery. The doctor inserts anesthetic drops into your eyes before surgery. Many patients have stated that they experience mild pain for only day. Doctors usually recommend a pain medication if they experience pain. Usually people feel the pain after the LASIK procedure because the Lasers penetrate into the cornea region later on.

Do the LASIK results last?

Many people recommend that this surgery lasts forever and it is a permanent solution to your cornea as it reshapes your cornea. If you are just suffering from minor problems such as nearsightedness or farsightedness, then this LASIK surgery lasts forever. But all the patients cannot experience the same effect. Some patients develop 20/20 vision after surgery, while some patients only achieve 20/40 vision. Some patients whose problem is major should still wear glasses.

What is risk of LASIK surgery?

Patients experience some type of minor side effects after the surgery such as dry eye, nigh glare etc. For one day, they will experience pain in their cornea. But, these side-effects completely disappear after some days. While some patients have developed problems such as lost vision, debilitating vision, etc. The problem must have occurred due to doctor’s inefficiency. Some patients are reported to be overtreated, whereas some undertreated. People with large refractive problems do not experience effective result.

Can I have both eyes done at the same time?

Yes, it is possible to get both the eyes done at the same time, but the patient may experience pain in both the eyes for some days and it irritates the person. But, the doctor may not be able to perform surgery for both the eyes efficiently if he is not an expert doctor. So, you can go to a reputed and an expert surgeon if you want to get it done for both your eyes.

How many checkups will I need after LASIK?

The number of check-ups purely depends upon your eye condition. The doctor normally recommends you for a checkup the very next day. After that he usually suggests you to meet after a week, month, 2 months or 3 months depending upon his method. He may again recommend you for a check-up if you are experiencing any side-effects or problem with your eyes.

How Much Does Lasik Cost?

The cost of LASIK surgery differs from location to location and hopitals to hospitals. Lasik Eye surgery Bangalore cost is from Rs 30,000 to Rs 80,000. The cost of surgery can also differ from doctor to doctor depending upon the equipments that they use. Nobody can specifically tell the exact cost of the LASIK surgery and it is not fixed by the budgetary committee.

How long does LASIK take?

Actually, an expert surgeon completes the procedure within 10 minutes per eye. If your problem is complicated, then it takes usually 20 to 25 minutes per eye. But, you must wait in the hospital for at least one and a half hour before the surgery. Some new surgeons may complete the process within 30 minutes if the case is complicated, but a surgeon should not normally consume much time.

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