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Lasik Eye Surgery Cost In India
- The Lasik eye surgery cost in India starts from 1100 USD for both the eyes.
- Lasik surgery has a very high success rate of 90%, which helps in achieving a 20/40 vision or better.
- Spectra Eye, Centre for Sight and Jaypee Hospital are amongst the best hospitals in India. Some of the pioneer doctors in the field are Dr Suraj Munjal, Dr Chirag Mittal and Dr Anita Sethi.
- Even though the procedure ends in one sitting, doctors advise planning a stay with an additional seven days to recover fully.
About Lasik Surgery
Lasik eye surgery is a vision correction/refractive procedure widely performed all over the world. Most people today suffer from vision difficulties and have to live with an extreme inability to see clearly without the help of correction glasses/lens. Correction through Lasik surgery aims at common conditions of the eye like myopia, hypermetropia, and astigmatism. As part of the process, an ophthalmologist operates on the cornea using laser interventions to improve eyesight. Surgery only lasts a few minutes where the cornea is reshaped to achieve an ideal vision and is one of the safest medical procedures in India.
Vision Concerns that Lead to Surgery
- Near-sightedness or myopia occurs due to the steeping of the cornea. Individuals with myopia can view near objects clearly, but distant objects appear blurry.
- Far-sightedness or hypermetropia is a condition that occurs due to flatter than the normal cornea. The condition causes distant objects to focus behind the retina, which makes focusing on near objects difficult.
- Astigmatism/blurred vision is a condition caused due to steepening of the cornea.
Risks associated with Lasik surgery
Even at a 90 percent success rate - akin to any other correction procedure, there are a fair number of risks associated with Lasik Surgery. Dry eyes before and after the operation are the most common risks associated with the surgery. Along with that, due to complications during the surgery and the healing process, the patient might experience flap related issues such as inflammation, bulging of the eyes and irregular astigmatism caused by corneal correction. There is also a significant risk of infection involved when the patient is not following proper care procedures.
Before The Surgery
- The patient will go through a couple of vision assessments which will help the ophthalmologist to determine the suitability of the procedure.
- The ophthalmologist will suggest discontinuing the use of contact lenses and use full time glasses instead, weeks before the surgery. It helps to ensure a stable corneal shape.
- Doctors advise the patient to share the exact details of previous and current eye and vision conditions.
- Doctors also advise the patient not to use any liquids, cosmetic lotions, makeup, perfumes, etc. to avoid transmission of bacteria that increases the risk of infection in the eyes.
- The procedure only lasts a few minutes per eye depending on the power - a maximum of 30 minutes to perform it on both eyes.
- The surgeon uses a high-precision microscope connected to a screen that allows constant visualisation during the procedure.
- After the initial steps to position the patient, doctors administer anesthetic eye drops and clean the eyelids properly. Post that, they place a lid speculum that helps keep the eyelids wide apart during the procedure.
- Before the first incision and creation of the flap, a suction device helps fix the eye placement, which causes a slight pressure and temporary blacking out. After that, a microkeratome carves open the coronal flap.
- Then, they move the flap and position the laser machine over the eye which fires a laser for about 60 seconds to restructure the cornea.
- Post the restructuring of the corneal tissue, they secure the flap in the original position.
- The doctors follow the same procedure for the second eye.
- The patient might experience some discomfort from the procedure, slight burning ^and itching for some time.
- Doctors will prescribe a mild sedative and painkiller.
- Post-surgery, it takes a few days to retain normal, non-blurry vision.
- It is advisable that patients don't drive, or use cosmetics, or expose themselves to activities that might result in infection.
Factors affecting the cost of Lasik Eye Surgery are
- The techniques used during the Lasik Eye Surgery dictate the cost of surgery. Some doctors use a blade and excimer lasers for Corneal vision correction which is less expensive than wavefront-guided procedures.
- ]The more the correction needed, the higher the cost of the surgery. This factor is taken into consideration while deciding the cost of the Lasik eye Surgery.
- The surgery cost, sometimes, depends upon the doctors and hospital where you have your surgery. Doctors and surgery centers which are specialized in Lasik or other laser correction correction surgeries may charge extra and sometimes the cost remains the same regardless of what techniques and other facilities are provided.
- Some other factors include reputation of provider, location of facility, continuity of patient care, experience of surgeon, size of facility team, etc.
I was initially nervous and anxious about getting the procedure done in a different country than mine. However, the kind and efficient team at Hospals helped me through the entire process. They put me in touch with a highly experienced ophthalmologist and in no time I was back home - minus the glasses!.
- Maya, Netherlands
As an NRI juggling between two countries, finding the right balance between a good hospital and fair costs has never been easy. Thanks to Hospals, I was finally able to take that decision and got a package that worked best for me. In 10 days, I was back to working full-time again, and the recovery was fantastic.
- Stefan, Croatia
Lasik has always been on my mind. I have struggled with really high power and engaging in daily activities has been nothing short of challenging without glasses. Thanks to Hospals, I got a great deal with one of the best doctors in Delhi during my trip, and I finally got the surgery done. Still going strong with my decision!
- Smith, Nigeria
I was raised being told how scary surgeries are, especially Lasik, and could never go ahead with it back at home. However, when I was visiting India and staying in Mumbai, I decided to make that decision for myself. The process was so smooth, and Hospals made it possible for me to get rid of my glasses for good! And it wasn’t scary at all.
- Saba, Algeria
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