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Old 1st August 2009, 23:06   #181
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Zypotix, the most commonly used technique should cost you within 30,000.

Wavefront would be more expensive. This is the latest technology for Lasik.
Zyoptix actually is a Wavefront based technology and is the latest one.
Here in Delhi it cost me INR 35000 4 years back for both eyes.
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Old 6th October 2009, 14:29   #182
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Guys,

Can someone recommend a good resource for lasik/PRK in delhi - I want first to get a consultation and understand my own eye's constraints/risk parameters.

I am looking then to spend 25-30k for the relevant operation. I only have -5.0 vision in both eyes, stable over the past six years. I use monthly disposable contact lenses but now want to be free.
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Old 12th October 2009, 16:07   #183
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Guys,

Can someone recommend a good resource for lasik/PRK in delhi - I want first to get a consultation and understand my own eye's constraints/risk parameters.

I am looking then to spend 25-30k for the relevant operation. I only have -5.0 vision in both eyes, stable over the past six years. I use monthly disposable contact lenses but now want to be free.
Dear Phamilyman,

You may check this website Eye Care Delhi, India - Information on Lasik Cataract Phacoemulsification Glaucoma Squint Retina Lasers by Eye Surgeon / Specialist in Delhi, India
Dr. Sanjay Dhawan is Head of Department at Max Eye Care - the eye center of Max Healthcare and a very experienced Lasik Surgeon.

Cheers !
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Of course, I have to decline surprise invitations for overnight stays.
This was my main incentive for getting the operation done. I was always hoping for a surprise overnight invitation after a fun-filled evening.

I'd like it very much if you spent the night here.
What an unexpected surprise. I'd love to, but I've got my lenses on so I must go
would have kinda spoiled the moment.

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Old 13th October 2009, 21:05   #185
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Hi All,
I went through the thread an all your responses. A lot of us have faced similar situations with a key similarity; we've never had someone who could empathize with us.
I've been wearing glasses since the sixth standard. I hated them! Plus they interfered with what I loved through school and college-Football! Managed as long as I was in school since my left was the only one that was weak.
But once the right started to go, I went through the whole gamut of hard lenses, gp and soft. even tried the standing barefoot on dew laden grass early in the morning in an effort to avoid wearing glasses!
But I now find the most convenient are the glasses! And you can even get the latest sunglasses with prescription lenses.
Although Lasik has been around for a while, no one is sure what are the changes are, post surgery with each individual. I admit, after nearly 25 years of glasses, i still wish I did not have to wear them. But I'm still apprehensive about what could go wrong after surgery. Imagine not being able to see your family or not being able to drive or enjoy simple little visions completely. I've considered Surgery but the trade-off with the risks and uncertainity is not worth it for me.
Till there is some kind of certainity, atleast for me, its the glasses!
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Old 24th November 2009, 11:46   #186
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Hi All,

I frequently get my eyes checked from Jain hospital in Sheshadripuram behind Vinayak Cars showroom(Skoda showroom)on the way to Majestic from Malleshwaram.
They charge only Rs 30/- for Eye Check up as its a charitable institution.
I am using Spectacles for about more than 12 yrs now and i am comfortable with it .
For a good pair of Frames and lens i go to Nethra opticals in Bangalore on Kilari rd ,Contact info: Manjunath Jhinde :9341222763.
This person i am going to from past 5 yrs is very well educated in optical field and keeps on educating himself with new technologies .
You can get Zeiss, Essilor and GKB hi-tech lenses there at reasonable rates.
They also sell genuine imported frames .
I recently made a rimless Crizal A2 airwear lenses for a very decent price.
U can give my reference when u go there
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msvg, this is the thread on Lasik procedure. Would any of the places you mentioned above be involved in Lasik treatment?
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But I'm still apprehensive about what could go wrong after surgery. Imagine not being able to see your family or not being able to drive or enjoy simple little visions completely. I've considered Surgery but the trade-off with the risks and uncertainity is not worth it for me.
Till there is some kind of certainity, atleast for me, its the glasses!

thats exactly whats bothering me and I'm skeptical too. I suffer occasionally coz of contact lenses but I ain't goin for spectacles. although i do use them at home.
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thats exactly whats bothering me and I'm skeptical too. I suffer occasionally coz of contact lenses but I ain't goin for spectacles. although i do use them at home.
I went to one of the two most famous eye speciality clinics of Bangalore to get my eyes tested specifically for Lasik. The results indicated that my cornea is slightly more flat. The doctor attributed it to (likely) use of contact lenses. However, the doc was honest enough to say that there is a chance that i will see halos around sources of light at night. I figured i dont want this when driving at night. Doc said 9 out of 10 dont get this complication. I dont want to take my chances just yet on that, given that this complication can not be fixed.
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Doc said 9 out of 10 dont get this complication. I dont want to take my chances just yet on that, given that this complication can not be fixed.
9 out of 10 aren't good odds when it comes to your eyes!
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Old 24th November 2009, 17:28   #191
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I have been contact lens/spectacles free since the last 6 years now. the eye power then was -2 in 1 eye and -3 in the other.

i can totally understand Sam and every one else's story having wearing glasses since Class 5, semi soft contact lenses since 17 (oohh!!! how irritating when they would just not sit on the retina on the first or even the 5th attempt and would keep shifting from one corner of the eye to the other for at least 10 mins each time i had to put them on) and then soft lenses from the age of 25 (would always forget to soak the lenses and they would dry up) which were better, but for a lazy me even that was an effort.

A few short years later, when i thought that at 40 i would also have to wear glasses for long-sight also (when i would have trouble reading a newspaper held close), i wanted just a few years without glasses / lenses of any type. I had gotten the tests done once and backed out sometime in 2000.

I was in Singapore then (around late 2002) and hearing about a couple of colleagues who had lasik done for $6000 a pop (including 1 who had complications in depth perception so that she was unable to enter the glass elevators in Kualalumpur airport during a trip), I too was tempted by the thought of glasses-free times. Also, like Sam's mom, my mom abhorred my glasses (I had given up on lenses) and had been pushing me for lasik for atleast 5 years by then. So, i decided to take the plunge. Off I was to India for a couple of weeks and got the procedure done one fine morning in Mumbai in Feb 2003 for 25k for both eyes at the same time.

At that time my doc said that where the power is high >-9, it cannot come back to zero and there is a risk that glasses would still be required, but for a much lesser power - like a -1 or -2. Also that after 40 the risk was also high that we wouldnt be able to get it down to zero.

I think that was the best decision of my life and I did not have any complications due to this- yet.............

I said 'chak de' and went for it......

Also guys, please dont try to dissect and collect 'all' information about the procedure before deciding. Somehow, the more you know, the more apprehensive you will be. You need to know the basics - which is that the cornea gets shaved; so long as you have a doctor you trust who will tell you honestly whether your cornea is thick enough, it should be fine. Also find out from your doctor how old the machine is; ofcourse the newer the machine the better the accuracy (assumed)....... All i can say is that the procedure takes max 15 mins for both eyes. It is possible to get both eyes done at the same time, if you have someone to take you home after that. it might even be better to get them done at the same time to avoid the hassle of resting for an entire day all over again. I was able to watch my regular soap on TV at 9 p.m that night and it was a very sweet sight, believe me (I am beginning to sound like a Lasik commercial now...... ) next day i was back for a quick check up and then back again to the laptop grindstone.


The funny part is that my mom carried around my glasses for a long time after that 'in case i might need it any time'. She didnt realise that i would never again need those glasses. My doctor told me that the eye number would NEVER deteriorate again for myopia. I might get long sighted with age and have to wear glasses for a + number, but never again for a - number.

btw, i upset my brother greatly, because i had forgotten to 'discuss' with him. I had dreamed and planned and talked about it so much (in sgp) that I forgot to inform him about it...... I think if i had done so, i might never have gotten Lasiked...... he is a worrywart too who wants ALL details before he gets any medical procedure done. he confiscated all my records for study and hasnt returned them yet I think it is a very man-thing to discuss and dissect which is why more women will opt for this procedure.

Just some simple post operative care - wearing sun glasses each time you step out. Keeping a eye liquid 'tears' handy at all times and putting the drops in every 3-4 hours (your eyes will remind you, dont worry) for 3 months; no swimming for 3 months after that (best then to get it done in winter months) and no rubbing eyes or splashing face/eyes with water.
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seems we have a better option than lasix..
known as zyoptix..

Bauch & Lomb Zyoptix - Why Lasik?
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A few short years later, when i thought that at 40 i would also have to wear glasses for long-sight also (when i would have trouble reading a newspaper held close), i wanted just a few years without glasses / lenses of any type ... Also that after 40 the risk was also high that we wouldnt be able to get it down to zero.
So Lasik is not recommended at all over 40? You say the chance of developing "long sight" negates any benefit. But even if long sight strikes, once Lasik is done one can still play sports, ride bikes, drive etc. without the need to wear clumsy glasses. Or does the eye's capacity to heal reduce drastically after 40? I'm asking this because a lot of us can afford such an operation only when we're in our 40s!

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seems we have a better option than lasix..
known as zyoptix..

Bauch & Lomb Zyoptix - Why Lasik?
Please read post # 181---it has been already explained.

I too chickened out from Zygoptix for reasons already posted by me earlier. Since I am in IT field, staring at the laptop all day is a part of my duties. I just cant take the risk of any harm to my eyes, though I envy those who got it done.
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My kid's (3.5 yrs old) teacher informed her mother that she has difficulties in reading the board & suggested to do an eye check up. Anyways we did had similar plans to check on the squint that she carried. It was found that her right eye is -5 & left eye is -6.

She loves to wear those glasses & be inline with her grand parents . Even the best available option spectacles were thicker to her face. We understand that its better to wear those spectacles rather than loosing the eyes at later stage. We were told that constant wearing would get the power reduced as the child grows & even the squint would be corrected ( we could see sizable improvements on the squint front even before the glasses were in place)

We visited a homeopathy consultant based on reference & he claims that power can be rectified within 2-3 yrs. He mentions that as a neuro problem. We did had a second opinion with a different homeopathy consultant & was told a similar time lines for correction.

I wanted to give an attempt as this could be taken simultaneously & under the impression that homeopathy do not have any aftereffects.

Any inputs?

PS: I could not find a better place other than this thread to raise my query..hence its on lasik discussions

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