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Is it safe to undergo laser treatment for refractive error in the eyes ?

hello sir,iam 25yrs old, height 5.3 with short sight -3.0 in both eyes now iam thinking to go fr laser treatment n iam female can i go fr it.what is the cost fr this laser treatment in india..iam physical very healthy nt having any internal problms in body except this eye sight and my parents are saying not to go for laser treatment they are saying becoz it may harm my eyes and total get blind. pls suggest me some solution
Thu, 5 Apr 2012
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Minus 3 without astigmatism and age 25 (you eyes have stopped growing) in general makes you an ideal candidate for lasik or photorefractive keratotomy (PRK). There are however contraindications such a a thin cornea, ocular surface disease, allergy, or other concurrent ocular pathology that a reputable center should pick up. I don't know the costs in India, but in the US, this refraction can be corrected for $299/eye plus consultation.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,
Welcome to HCM,
Now you can go for laser treatment for your numbers as now enough time has passed for laser treatment and found to be safe too.
But as you do not have much number you can avoid this therapy and go for contact lenses if you do not like spects.
Ok and bye.
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