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Query regarding surgery to correct myopia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hi, i was looking for some advice regarding surgery to correct myopia
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   25, Male, Service, Mumbai, married, no
Doctor :   ok
User :   my cylindrical and spherical power in both eyes is approx -8.5 (CYL) and 2 (SPH)
Doctor :   what is your eyesight presently?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   there are several types of surgeries available
Doctor :   LASIK is one
User :   ok
User :   what are the associated risks and to what extent would my power be corrected?
Doctor :   your power wold be corrected upto -0.25
Doctor :   almost
User :   how much approx would this cost and could you recommend a doctor/hospital in Mumbai?
Doctor :   the cost would be about 35,000-40,000
User :   ok
Doctor :   but it depends on the hospital
User :   and how much time would I be required to take off from work after the surgery
User :   ?
Doctor :   not more than 1 day
Doctor :   at the most 2
Doctor :   the cost would depend on the surgery and the hospital
User :   are there any risks associated?
Doctor :   there is a new procedure called LASEK
Doctor :   minimal
Doctor :   at the most you may have to use contacts for a few months
Doctor :   that depends
User :   ok
Doctor :   the maximum complications would be over correction or undercorrection
Doctor :   during surgery
Doctor :   and that too is minimal
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   thanks a lot
User :   I am done
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY Mobile : 91-0000
Doctor :   pls confirm your details
User :   WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   rest is correct
User :   yes, i have another unrelated query
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have a small wart on my right ear which I was hopng to have removed
Doctor :   ok
User :   would you recommend Salicylic acid or freezing treatment?
Doctor :   what is the size of the wart?
User :   about 2mm
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   try salicylic acid initially
Doctor :   as its small
User :   ok, do i need a prescription for this?
Doctor :   if it doesnt go then
Doctor :   you can go for cryotherapy
Doctor :   minor surgery or some medicines are also
Doctor :   for salicylic acid no
Doctor :   but take cae as it may irritate
User :   any particular brands which you may suggest?
Doctor :   surrounding skin
Doctor :   care
Doctor :   any brand is ok
User :   ok
User :   how many days should I apply this for?
Doctor :   soak your wart in warm water
Doctor :   for 15-20 min
User :   ok
Doctor :   and then apply salicylic acid
Doctor :   and scrape away
Doctor :   with a pumice stone
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   no thanks, you have been very helpful
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service

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