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Wanted to go for Lasik Surgery. Doctor suggested PRK. What is the difference? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Vision and Eye Disorders
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Doctor:Good evening
User:Hi Good Morning Doctor
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:sry Good Afternoon
User:I wanted to go for Lasik Surgery... I went to Sankara Hospital in Bangalore for initial investigation...
User:Doctor there has suggested PRK
User:how is this different from usual Lasik?
User:he told something like power is less and we dont normally go for Lasik...PRK is better
User:i want to know which is better
Doctor:PRK is Photorefractive Keratotomy
Doctor:It is done for milder case as your doctor said
Doctor:The decision will depend on your problem and can be decided upon by the operating eye surgeon
User:is it safe?
Doctor:Yes, it is safe
User:i have seen a video in youtube for PRK and it is quite disturbing...
Doctor:For a specific response, you may post the same query to an Ophthalmologist on the website
Doctor:Would you like assistance on the same?
User:i have seen a video on PRK in youtube and it is quite disturbing... they are doing it with blade i think...
User:ok i will post it...
Doctor:Do you want the customer care team to assist you on this?
Doctor:We could help you on that
User:how advantageous is this wen compared to blade Lasik?
Doctor:Please confirm your contact number so that we can guide you further
User:My contact No : 0000... please call me on this number
Doctor:We shall call u soon
User:ok thanks...what kind of assistance can i expect from your team?
Doctor:They will call you soon
Doctor:They will help you to post a query to the ophthalmologist
User:is it in the ask a specialist window?
User:ok i have done that earlier... will do it myself thanks...
Doctor:That is good then
Doctor:You may do that
Doctor:Thank you too
User:ok then thanks doctor for your time... bye for now..
User:you have a gud day
Doctor:And take care
Doctor:You too
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