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,
LASIK for Whom?
! Those who have short sight , long sight,
! 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
Am I “FIT for LASIK”?
! YES if, Corneal thickness ( Pachymetry ) is good
! YES if, Corneal curvature mapping ( Topography ) is
! YES if, expectations are realistic
! And if the EYE is free from retinal and other
diseases of the eye
What is Pachymetry?
! This is cornea
! It is the transparent outer
layer and is about 0.5mm
! Corneal thickness varies
from person to person
! Corneal thickness simple,painless 2 minute test
measurement is called
What is TOPOGRAPHY?
! Cornea has a Curvature
! Corneal curvature or
steepness measurement is
! This test is simple,5 minute
Corneal curvature map
! Topography must be done to
ensure “fitness for lasik”
I am interested, what next?
! Fix up an appointment for your eye check up with
our LASIK specialist. email@example.com
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)
Tests at Shekar Nethralaya
! Refraction Tests
! Computerized eye tests
! General Eye examination by specialist
! Slit lamp examination
! Retinal Evaluation
! Corneal Pachy, topo tests
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,
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
! YES....it is a week end procedure!!!!!
These are on an average and
individual variations do occur 10
What is the cost factor?
Consultation Fees 250INR
LasikInfo ,Counselling Retina
Initial examinations check FREE
Topography( Per eye) 800 INR
LASIK Laser Standard LASIK( per Eye)
Optimised LASIK ( per Eye) Rs18000
Approximates only.Subject to change.only
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
! Most of the patients get these benefits from own
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What is the success rate?
! Key to success in LASIK is an excellent pre
! 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
! Good patient information,proper examination and a
scientific approach to treatment is the experience of
all our happy Patients
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
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 http://www.shekarnethralaya.com/
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
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