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Lasik surgery for myopia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor
User :   I have myopia - short sight and I'm think of having lasic surgery done to correct it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   From how long.
User :   since 15 years
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   what is your age.
User :   I am 32
Doctor :   Yes you can do it.
User :   married and have a 2 year son
Doctor :   No problem for lasik surgery.
User :   does it provide a life long solution to get rid of my specs
User :   ?
Doctor :   yes.
Doctor :   it does.
User :   Doctor, now how do I go about this surgery
Doctor :   Does your son to have similar problem.
User :   no he doesnt
Doctor :   ok.You will need to go to an opthalmologist.And he will advice few blood tests.
Doctor :   Later he will declare whether you are fit or not.
Doctor :   Do you have any medical illness.
User :   one last question, how much would this surgery roughly cost me?
User :   no I dont have any
Doctor :   around 10 to 15,
Doctor :   Depends on hospital
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   This is good.
Doctor :   it is half a day procedure.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Hardly any pain.
User :   thats good to know :)
Doctor :   You will have to wear dark glasses and few antibiotics after that.
Doctor :   Then bandage will be removed.
User :   for how long?
Doctor :   Avoid harsh light for few days.
Doctor :   15 days.
Doctor :   dark glasses for 1 week.
User :   ok doctor, thats nice to know
Doctor :   Do you have any more queries.
Doctor :   bye.take care.
User :   bye!
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