Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
183 Doctors are Online

-14 and -12.5 reflection error for left and right eyes respectively. Will lasik surgery help?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 1977
Answered : 1173 Questions
Hi Doctor,

I have (-14) reflection error for Left eye and (-12.5) for right eye.I want to conform you that, is there Lasik surgery will covered for this reflection error if yes which hospital is best for the surgery in Bangalore. If not is there any other surgery for the reflection error correction if yes what kind of the treatment for the eye error correction and best hospital in Bangalore

Posted Tue, 12 Jun 2012 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Follow-up: -14 and -12.5 reflection error for left and right eyes respectively. Will lasik surgery help? 3 minutes later
Hello Doctor,

Below is the question requesting you to please ans

1)     Is Lasik is best for this ?
2)     If Lasik is not possible which surgery can do ?
3)     If do the Lasik or any other surgery for Eye is there any problem ?
4)     Advantage and disadvantage of Lasik or other surgery ?
Answered by Dr. N. K. Misra 7 hours later
Dear Altamash,
thanks for sending your query to us.
What we actually do in LASIK is that a partial thickness flap is cut from the cornea,which is hinged,this is raised and on the exposed surface laser is done.
Why i explained you the procedure is for you to understand the problems and then a decision is to be made for correction of refractory error.
In cases like your,1st problem is of adequate corneal thickness,so that a flap of proper thickness can be made out.
This is decided by a test for corneal thickness known as Pachymetery.
This test will primarily decide for you if you have adequate corneal thickness,then only you can think in terms of LASIK.
if the corneal thickness is not proper then two main type of surgeries to remove your power are
1)piggy back IOL where a lens of predetermined power is put in the eye over your normal lens.
2)Clear lens extraction with foldable lens implant
Here your normal lens is removed and another lens injected in the eye to replace it.
So every thig for you starts with Pachymetery,to decide if LASIK is feasible or not.
Place of surgery can be decided by you later on but first you have to get hold of a good corneal surgeon in your vicinity to have pachymetery to decide about further line of action
Please do get back to me incase you need any suggestion.
Thanks again
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Ophthalmologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor