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Simple Lasik Info Pdf

  1. 1. LASIK All you Ever wanted to know 1
  2. 2. What Is LASIK? ! LASIK is an acronym for Laser Assisted in situ keratomileusis. ! In LASIK, a very precise and time tested LASER is used to gently resurface CORNEA. ! This can permanently correct Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism Get Freedom 2 Get Freedom
  3. 3. LASIK for Whom? ! Those who have short sight , long sight, astigmatism ! 18 plus years of age ! Want to look good and get freedom from glasses and contact lenses ! Stable refraction ! An eye examination by Cornea specialist/Refractive surgeon gives you “Fit for lasik” certificate 3 !
  4. 4. Am I “FIT for LASIK”? ! YES if, Corneal thickness ( Pachymetry ) is good ! YES if, Corneal curvature mapping ( Topography ) is favourable ! YES if, expectations are realistic ! And if the EYE is free from retinal and other diseases of the eye 4
  5. 5. What is Pachymetry? ! This is cornea ! It is the transparent outer layer and is about 0.5mm thick ! Corneal thickness varies from person to person Pachymetry is ! Corneal thickness simple,painless 2 minute test measurement is called Pachymetry 5 BACK NEXT
  6. 6. What is TOPOGRAPHY? ! Cornea has a Curvature ! Corneal curvature or steepness measurement is topography ! This test is simple,5 minute procedure Corneal curvature map ! Topography must be done to ensure “fitness for lasik” BACK 6
  7. 7. I am interested, what next? ! Fix up an appointment for your eye check up with our LASIK specialist. or call lasik helpline +919611254561 ! Bring your existing pair of glasses or contact lenses ! Get old eye exmn reports if you have ( preferable but not mandatory) 7
  8. 8. Tests at Shekar Nethralaya ! Refraction Tests ! Computerized eye tests ! General Eye examination by specialist ! Slit lamp examination ! Retinal Evaluation ! Corneal Pachy, topo tests 8
  9. 9. While at Shekar Nethralaya ! Our LASIK experts will answer your quiries ! Patient co ordinators will show videos of LASIK and help you with FAQs ! You can meet post operative LASIK patients ! And if you want to see a procedure yourself....yes, you can 9
  10. 10. What is the time frame? ! For initial eye check up and retinal examinations: Average 1 to 2 hours ( and a minimum of 30 min ) ! For LASIK procedure : Total Hospital Stay time of 2 to 3 hours and The Laser treatment time is just 2 seconds per One Diopter of spectacle number. ! One can be back in office within 2 to 3 days ! is a week end procedure!!!!! These are on an average and individual variations do occur 10
  11. 11. What is the cost factor? Consultation Fees 250INR LasikInfo ,Counselling Retina Initial examinations check FREE Pachymetry and Topography( Per eye) 800 INR Rs14500 LASIK Laser Standard LASIK( per Eye) CHOOSE ONE Optimised LASIK ( per Eye) Rs18000 OPTION Approximates only.Subject to change.only 11 a guideline
  12. 12. Is It covered under reimbursement? ! Yes and NO ! Yes ,in some insurance policies and if Refractive error is more than -7.0 diopters or when LASIK is done as a treatment procedure and not for cosmetic reasons ! Most of the patients get these benefits from own spending These are general observations only 12
  13. 13. What is the success rate? ! Key to success in LASIK is an excellent pre operative evaluation ! At Shekar Nethralaya, we spend 1 to 2 hours for pre operative evaluation while our Latest Laser machine takes just 2 seconds to treat!! ( for one diopter power) ! Good patient information,proper examination and a scientific approach to treatment is the experience of all our happy Patients 13
  14. 14. What is the success rate? ! In general this is one of the procedures with highest success and greatest predictability ! you need to understand these as per your eye and need to talk to our eye doctor 14
  15. 15. Can anything go wrong? ! Theoretically, yes. ! But practically, it is safe in Majority and vision threatening complications are less than 1 in 15000. ! Talk to our Surgeons for more info ! or log onto lasik.asp 15
  16. 16. I have a Question? ! Get me an appointment for eye examination: call +919980562020 or e mail us ! Want a clarification? please send us your question ! want to reach the expert surgeon direct ! want to write a feedback on this 16
  17. 17. Shekar Nethralaya: The best technology and the surgical expertise is dedicated for JOY of VISION