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Laser treatment needed to get rid of glasses. Safe? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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Doctor:Dr XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello Dr
User:the problem is related to my eyes
User:i want to go for a laser treatment
User:to get rid of my glass
User:i want to know how safe is it
Doctor:Laser surgery otherwise known as LASIK is one of the safe procedure done.
Doctor:It is tolerated well by many user
Doctor:A few have reported some side effects like
Doctor:dryness and light glaring.
Doctor:If you are eligible for LASIK and if the procedure is done by an experienced surgeon
Doctor:you should do well following the procedure.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:no i have visited any doctor till date for the same, iws planning to visit but thought to get few info than visit
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:There is an eligibility criteria to undergo LASIK surgery.
Doctor:If you are above 18 years of age
Doctor:you will be asked to undergo a few test
Doctor:which will decide if you are eligible for the surgery.
Doctor:The surgery would be a short one not taking more than 30mins.
Doctor:If performed by a trained and experienced surgeon, you wouldn't have much after affects.
Doctor:The side effects which I described earlier are rarer symptoms reported by some people.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:yes this is quite stasfying, but i am having thyroid problem, will this be a problem
Doctor:thyroid disorder is not a contraindication for Lasik
Doctor:You would not be eligible for the procedure
Doctor:if you are under 18 years
User:what will be the total cost for this surgery?
Doctor:have some eye problems like keratoconus / bulging cornea
User:no nothing like that
Doctor:or if your vision has not been stable (your vision is been changing very frequently)
Doctor:The cost of the procedure entirely depends on the institute where you wish to get this procedure done.
Doctor:The average cost of the procedure would be around Rs 0000 to 0000 INR
User:could you please suggest me some institute?
Doctor:May I know your location / or the region where you wish to get operated?
User: XXXXXXX nagar
Doctor:There are a few options in which you can consider such as
Doctor: Eye hospital,
Doctor: XXXXXXX Eye hospital,
Doctor: Superspeciality Eye hospital
Doctor: XXXXXXX nethralaya
Doctor:* I am sorry,
Doctor:the last option is not in
Doctor:You could consider any of the above options
Doctor:to get the procedure.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:ok i will check with them
User:thank you so much for u r time n suggestion
Doctor: XXXXXXX Nethralaya is another option which should be helpful to you.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:It was pleasure discussing with you about LASIK.
Doctor:Have a nice weekend.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:bye wish u the same.
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