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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi , i have a eye power of + 8
User :   and am looking at lasik
User :   can you please help e withthe concept
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi , i have a eye power of + 8
User :   and am looking at lasik
User :   can you please help e withthe concept
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Q1: Whenwas your last visit to Eye sepcialist
User :   is it safe and 100% curable since hepower s qute hgh
User :   2 months back for checking the power
Doctor :   x before that?
User :   maybe 8-10 months
Doctor :   between these visit does your vison/power changed?
User :   no
Doctor :   Does the power chages i 12 months?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   That is good
User :   its almost the same for the last 3 years
Doctor :   From your history you are suitable candidate fro LASIK
User :   ok
User :   does it require hospitalisation ?
Doctor :   But you need one more test called Keratometry to measure your thicknesss of the cornea
Doctor :   After measuring the thickness only, the eye specialist will decise whether u can get LASIK or not
User :   ok
User :   but than will it require extensive hospitalisation ? and whats the recovery time ? plus whats the cost like ?
User :   and are there any side effects for this ? like i remember my aunt did laser (not lasik) and got some power and prolonged eye iritation ater 5 years
Doctor :   The recovery time is just one day
Doctor :   The side effects are minimal in hands of a experienced surgeon
Doctor :   The key is to find the best surgeon if you are the right candidate
User :   is laser and lasik the same thing ?
Doctor :   Lasik is the procedure
User :   ok doc
Doctor :   LAser is the way we do it
User :   what kind of cost is attached to this ?
Doctor :   LAser is a light
Doctor :   Usually 25 K to 30 K depending on the hospital and surgeon
User :   ok . and is there a lens thats inserted ?
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   It is a cut done on the cornea
Doctor :   by Laswer
Doctor :   Laser
User :   can you suggest the best surgeons in mumbai ? and does it happen in all hospitals ? Pls suggest me a good hospital as well
Doctor :   I think you can place a request for appointment fixing
Doctor :   on the panel that you have
Doctor :   the customer care team gets back to yoiu
User :   ok than i will do that . but i a only afraid since eye is so critical and i do notwat to do soething which worsens and has after effects.
Doctor :   Do not worry
Doctor :   I think you will be alright after speaking to doctor
Doctor :   before you get operate
User :   right last query
Doctor :   Yes
User :   our insurance says " Lasik Surgery (Lens No. 7 and above) required due to a medical condition will be covered."
User :   does itmean that this surgery is covered ?
User :   since they have something which says 24 hour hospitalisation required
Doctor :   LASIK is a cosmetic procedure
Doctor :   and is usually not covered by insurance
Doctor :   But I am not sure about it
Doctor :   YOu have to ask your doctor
User :   ya but the policy cleary states the above line " Lasik Surgery (Lens No. 7 and above) required due to a medical condition will be covered " this is special benefit in the group policy of the bank
User :   i was just not sure if this lasik is the same lasik that we are talking about ?
Doctor :   Ok, I think I have no right answer for your last query
Doctor :   However if it says Lens above 7 specifically then it can be covered
Doctor :   Check with the customer care of the Insurance
User :   ok thanks a lot doc
User :   i will ask for the surgeon on your helpdesk .
User :   thanks once again for the info
Doctor :   Right
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Bye for now
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