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    Is lasik surgery advisable for excess cylindrical power in the eyes?

Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Question: Respected Sir, I have different cylindrical power in my eyes. In right eye, it is BC 8.5, spherical 0, AX 90
CYL -2.75

In left eye, it is BC 8.5, spherical 1.0, AX 90, CYL -1.75

Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Lasik is the treatment of choice

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Let me assure you that LASIK is the right choice of treatment for you.

In case you choose not to go for LASIK, the next choice of treatment would be to use contact lenses. Such cylindrical power usually occurs due to alterations in the corneal curvature. LASIK corrects the curvature. Contact lenses have a film of tear underneath them and the shape of the tear film automatically balances the curvature.

Let me know if I could help further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 14 hours later
Thanks Sir, I am already using contact lens but sometimes I find contact lens inconvenient. Kindly advise as to what will be indicative cost of LASIK.

Thanking you,
& best regds,
Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 56 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Varies widely between centres

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing back. LASIK cost varies from centre to centre being as low as Rs 5,000/- per eye to as high as over a lakh of rupees. Costs can also vary depending on whether older technology is being used and whether medical safety protocols and quality control measures are being adhered to. You would therefore have to check with the centre you select.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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