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Astigmatism in family - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   Me (39 Years and have Hypertension) and my children Boy (10 years) Girl (4 years) have astigmatism. Is there any treatment (surgery) to cure this.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr .. here
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   ok
User :   Dr. you are from ... ?
Doctor :   Since how long are you having this problem?
User :   I started wearing the glasses from my 5th grade
User :   almost whne I was 10 years old
User :   both my children are also diagnosed with astigmatism
Doctor :   Yes i am from ...
User :   very nice to hear that...
Doctor :   Do you know the degree of astigmatism present?
User :   I am having 4.5 and 5 boy and girl almost 3.5 I I think
Doctor :   There are a number of options for astigmatism treatment, from time-tested eyeglasses to the latest in laser technology.
Doctor :   Choosing the right treatment for you will depend on a number of factors, including your lifestyle, medical history, and degree of refractive error
User :   I have heard that XXXXXXXX is the best
Doctor :   Yes it is among the best ones
User :   we are 90% vegetarians and use non veg that too only chiicken once in a week
User :   that too from outside only
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can you suggest the best option for my kids mainly
Doctor :   New implantable lenses have come up that allow patients to see clearly at all distances
Doctor :   Unlike laser or other treatment Lensectomy is this new procedure
User :   ok
Doctor :   And it replaces eyes natural lenses
User :   do you know any place in Kerala where they have laser and lensectomy
Doctor :   If the corneas are very thin then LASIK is recommended.
User :   reliable ones
User :   otherwise in XXXXXXXX netralaya whom should we see...
Doctor :   VASAN eye care in Cochin is the one among best
Doctor :   You can consult there
User :   ok
User :   vasan is relatively new hospital
User :   are they reliable ?
Doctor :   After proper examination and investigations treatment would be decided
User :   as this is concerning our vision
Doctor :   No it is since 4 to 5 years and is a reliable one.
User :   ok doctor ....
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   thank you doctor for your valuable information...
User :   have a nice day....
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
Doctor :   All the best
User :   bye...
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