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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi,
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   I have a high myopia.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when
User :   I went to doctor and did my eye checked for a lasik surgery
Doctor :   ok
User :   I used to wear a glasses since I was in standard 4
Doctor :   ok
User :   I switched to contact lense when I was 27
User :   now my age is 31
Doctor :   ok
User :   the cornial thickness after the topography test showed that my Right eye has a thickness of 471 and the left eye has 483
Doctor :   ok
User :   The tests were done
User :   Doctor suggested for a ICL implant
Doctor :   ok
User :   I am going through the journals in the net and I am not very confident about it after going through it.
User :   Need some suggestion regarding this operation.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   lasik surgery
Doctor :   isit
User :   ICL is Phakic surgery
Doctor :   It seems that you have moved out of the chat window, Please get back if you need any medical advice.
User :   yeh I am back
Doctor :   ok
User :   tell me more about the ICL Phakic risk factors..
Doctor :   sure
User :   What is the chances of getting Retina Disattachment
User :   left eye reads -11.5 d and right eye reads -12.5

Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   as in any intraocular surgery
Doctor :   u have risk of retinal deattachment
Doctor :   r u there
User :   yes
Doctor :   The risk of the retina becoming detached from the back of the eye increases after intraocular surgery
Doctor :   t is not known at this time by how much your risk of retinal detachment will increase as a result of phakic intraocular lens implantation surgery
User :   ok
User :   Is it advisable to go for ICL or continue with contact lense for some more years and see the technology evolving
Doctor :   it depends
Doctor :   how comfortable u feel
Doctor :   it for u to take a call
Doctor :   contact lens has its own problems
Doctor :   long term use i mean
Doctor :   infections n all
Doctor :   r u able to get
Doctor :   me
User :   yes but... has the technolgy evolved enough to be reliable
Doctor :   yes
User :   how old is PHAKIC in practice and does it borrow ideas from cataract operations
Doctor :   no its newer technique
Doctor :   it is based on lasik
User :   In one type of cataract operation the natural lense is removed and a completely artificial lense is implanted.
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say done when done.
User :   but in this one the natural lense is agumented by the artificial one

Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   modified procedure
Doctor :   anything else u would like to know
Doctor :   about
User :   thanks for the info. I am still undecided abt it. Don't know the long term implications of it
Doctor :   sure i will tel u
Doctor :   u can ask what u would like to know
Doctor :   i will be happy to help u out
User :   anyother eye tissue likely to be affected and the impact on the eye pressure as well I would like to know
User :   because of wearing contact on top or inside

Doctor :   ome patients develop glare, halos, double vision, an
Doctor :   decreased vision in situations of low level lighting that can cause difficulty with performing tasks, such as driving, particularly at night or under foggy conditions.
Doctor :   sometime
Doctor :   there might be increased intraocular pressure
Doctor :   resulting incondition
Doctor :   called
User :   ok.

Doctor :   glacuoma
Doctor :   cornea might become cloudy
Doctor :   cloudy
Doctor :   or cataract might develop
Doctor :   r u there
User :   yes

User :   WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :   surgery success
Doctor :   depends on the doctors expertise
Doctor :   we can help u in that matter
Doctor :   we can fix appointment with best surgeon
Doctor :   if u wish so
User :   why not
Doctor :   u can consult him
Doctor :   confirm ur detials
User :   any reputed surgons u know
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY

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Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   confirm ur details
User :   yes

Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   One of our doctors will get back to you soon with all the relevant details.
Doctor :   anything else u would like to know about
User :   no
User :   thanks
Doctor :   when would u like to have appointment
Doctor :   which day?
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Doctor :   bye for now
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