If you are reading this blog then you are probably at a point in your life where the hassle of glasses is getting to you and you are thinking of a more permanent solution for your vision problem 一  LASIK surgery.

 

As with all surgeries, you and everyone considering LASIK surgery are bound to have a flood of questions that need answering. In this blog post, we’ll answer some of the frequently asked questions by patients who are considering getting LASIK surgery done. 

Let’s start with the one that’s on top of everyone’s mind – 

How much does LASIK cost in India?

The prices will vary depending on the region, the hospital and the type of surgery you are opting for. You can expect LASIK cost for both eyes to be anywhere between Rs. 30,000 – Rs. 80,000. 

The exact cost estimate will be determined during your preoperative consultation, as pricing may vary depending on each patient’s individual condition(s). If you would like to know the exact cost at Prasad Netralaya, call us at +91 9513596565 or visit our website to book an appointment and get a consult. 

Can LASIK  surgery cure myopia?

Myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism are all refractive errors that can be treated with LASIK eye surgery. The result and the rate of success of the surgery depend on the refractive error and other factors. 

How is LASIK surgery performed? 

It is a simple procedure where the main objective is to change the shape of your cornea to fix the refractive error in your eyes. To do so, during the procedure, a laser with cool ultraviolet beams will be used to remove small amounts of tissue from your cornea to reshape it.

Is LASIK surgery painful? 

The procedure for LASIK eye surgery is not painful. Your surgeon will put numbing eye drops in both of your eyes right before the procedure. While you may experience some pressure throughout the treatment, you should not experience any pain.

How long does the procedure take? 

In most cases, the treatment takes less than 10-15 minutes for each eye. The laser takes 20-50 seconds to correct your eyesight, depending on your prescription and the amount of correction required. On the day of surgery, however, you should expect to spend about an hour and a half at the office.

Is LASIK a blade-less procedure? 

There are different types of LASIK procedures. Bladeless being one of them. At Prasad Netralaya, the best eye hospital in Mangalore,  you can even opt for the ReLEx SMILE procedure. it is a flap-less procedure that requires a minute incision that doesn’t involve a blade. Moreover, it heals very fast and promises accurate results!

What happens if you blink during the LASIK procedure? 

Precautionary measures are taken to ensure that blinking or moving is not an issue. You won’t be able to blink since your eye will be held open with a holder supporting your lid. The holder is put in place right before the procedure and taken out right afterwards.

Another common concern is staying still during surgery. The laser bed has a contoured headrest with an indent that keeps the back of your head steady, safe and comfortably in place.

If you’re still unsure if you should get the procedure or not, it’s best to talk to an experienced doctor to put all your worries to rest. If you’re wondering if LASIK is worth the money,  know that the benefits of LASIK surgery are numerous. Book an appointment with the best ophthalmologist in coastal Karnataka to get a consult and find out if you are eligible to get the procedure. 

Our skilled ophthalmologists will always ensure that they have a thorough understanding of your medical history and will take all essential precautions to ensure a safe and effective surgery. Don’t hesitate to contact us, we’ll be happy to assist you in any way we can!

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