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Date : 08-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Evening
User:Good evening Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:i am planning to go for LASIK treatment
User:can u give me some suggestions
Doctor:Are you using spectacles now?
Doctor:How long have you been using it?
User:almost 15 yrs
Doctor:When was your last refraction done?
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:When was your last eye check up done?
User:today i have changed my spectacles
Doctor:Was there any change in your eye power within last one year?
Doctor:Was there a marked difference?
User:currently my left eye has -2.25
User:right has -2.5
User:cyl -50
User:axis 90
Doctor:Ok. Let me brief you.
Doctor:To go for LASIK surgery, the pre requisite is that you should have a stable vision for att least 1-2 years.
Doctor:Otherwise, the success rate is not good.
User:so u mean to say, i cant under go now?
Doctor:Within my knowledge, I am of the opinion that you should not go for LASIK now.
Doctor:But for the final decision to be taken, you need to consult an ophthalmologist and have his/her opinion.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:ya, off course
User:i think the treatment is very expensive, cud u refer any of the hospital who do it in a less cost?
Doctor:The cost of LASIK surgery is high. Almost everywhere it is the same.
Doctor:Where are you placed?
User:r t nagar, b'lore
Doctor:In Bangalore I would suggest to go for Vasan Eye care, as they would be able to give the treatments at lower costs.
Doctor:But before taking any decision, please make sure that you consult an Ophthalmologist.
User:thanks a lot for your suggestion
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
User:advanced merry xmas
Doctor:Merry X mas to you too.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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