Is laser operation for eyes good? (2023)

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    Want to know whether laser operation is good for eyes or not? Read the experts views on the cost of laser treatment for eyes in India and best laser operation hospitals in India for treatment of eye sight.

    What do you think about Laser operation for Eyes? Is Laser operation is good for eyes? Do we need not to use specs after laser operation for eyes? How much Laser operation cost in India?

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    14 Answers found.

  • #90848

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    Yes they are perfect. They may cure any type of eye diseases and problems without any operations os surgeries. Plus they are cheap compared to the surgeries.

  • #90852

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    Laser eye operations are one of the best ways to correct common eye defects such as myopia, hyperopia and even astigmatism. Laser is used to change the shape of the cornea to correct the vision defect. Although it is considered as a safe operation but there are also risks involved in it such as double vision after surgery, blurring vision due to over-correction or under-correction etc. After laser operations a person don't have to use spectacle or lens. The cost of laser eye operations varies depending upon the hospital as well as the surgeon. At an average it will cost you around Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 38,000.

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    Lienda
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  • #90854

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    Hafeezur,

    Now a days laser operation is very popular in India. Especially youth preferred to go for this type of operation. In other words this method is use to correct your vision. As laser is used in this surgery there is no any type of bleeding occurs during or after operation.

    If the eye surgeon is good then there is no harm to do this. Before going for this laser treatment doctor will perform some eye test on patient and then only they recommended this treatment.

    The cost is vary from city to city in India but generally you need to spend till 40,000/- for both the eyes.

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    Yes Laser operation is good. My mother has been operated for eye cataract 5 years back but there are no side effects for her. i think its 100% safe.

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    Thanks and Regards,
    Varsha Naik

  • #90882

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    Yes, Laser technique is the best technique for correcting the problem related with eyes like, retina problem, myopia some time colour blindness by the removal of DNA which has been carried by heredity to certain extent.
    Laser technique is used at any stage of life.
    Even the old people can do the same for correcting their eye related problems which may be from several years.
    Proper medication under the expert medical officer with the application of laser technique is really helpful for such problems.

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  • #90887

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    Laser operation is a proven method to get rid of eye / visibility problems. It is one of the most popular methods used by people to get rid of the pain of wearing spectacles. Most doctors guarantee that post laser operation no spectacles are needed. It is safe and utmost care has to be taken for the first 15 days after the operation as it takes time to get back to normal visibility. One needs to make sure not to go near gas or stove and also not sit front of TV or PC.
    The cost of a laser operation is around INR 25K to INR 40K. So, only if you have a bad number for your glasses, is it advisable to go for laser operation. If the number on your glasses is a small one, you can try natural methods (like regularly putting coriander drops in your eyes, doing eye exercise and giving enough rest to the eyes) to get rid of them.

    Thanks & Best Regards,
    Bhaktee

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  • #90958

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    Hi,
    Yes laser operation is good for eyes. But the side effects are not known till now, since it is a latest technology. Also there are no bad reports in laser surgeries till now. I think laser operation is good if you feel that you don't want the spectacles to be worn any more. Some people who wear spectacles for their vision problem are often find discomfort with their spectacles. Laser operation is very good for them, as you can say bye to your spectacles. Just for first week of operation, you need to wear a black colour spectacle to protect your eyes from the light. Also you might want to wear any sun glasses just after a week of your laser operation to protect your eyes from the dust.
    The laser operation costs around 30 to 35 thousand rupees. It includes for the both eyes.
    The laser operation will be done within 5 to 7 minutes of time after they take many tests to see whether your eyes are in good condition to have the laser operation or not.
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    Gopi Srinivasulu

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    1.what is laser surgery?

    ans: Laser eye surgery is a medical procedure that uses a laser to reshape the surface of the eye. This is done to improve or correct myopia (short-sightedness), hypermetropia (long sightedness) and astigmatism (uneven curvature of the eye's surface).

    2.reason of the choice to opt for laser surgery?

    ans:
    a>a person can't wear contact lenses and would prefer not to wear glasses for cosmetic reasons.
    b>a person want to engage in work or leisure activities that cannot be done while wearing glasses or contact lenses.
    c>a person don't want the inconvenience of contact lens wear and the care required.

    3.medical eligibility for this surgery?

    ans:
    a>age of the patient should be over 20
    b> diabetic patient ,person with uncontrolled rheumatic conditions,person with diseases of the immune system or a family history of keratoconus are advised to be careful for the surgery.
    c>abnormally shaped or very thin corneas are risky for this surgery

    4.just after the surgery you have to face?

    ans:
    a>a little bit uncomfortable.
    b>you can see but your vision is not so clear

    5.side effects of the surgery?

    ans:
    a>over/under correction.this is due to over or under treatment
    b>dry eyes.you have to lubricate your eye with prescribed drops.
    c>infection,mostly not occur,but be careful
    d>blurred vision.you can see but vision is not so clear like a crystal.halo or rings of fuzzy lights can occur in your vision path.

    6.how to take care at home after operation?
    ans:
    a>do not hamper the operated eye be giving pressure through rub
    b>use plastic shield over the operated eye for several moon to moon span.like black glasses you can use too.
    c>use the prescribed medicine regularly as prescribed by the doctor

    have a safe life with a clear vision
    thank you

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  • #91091

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    Let me describe about the pros and cons of having Laser treatment for eyes in India.

    Pros

    1. Suppose if the person is wearing a heavily powered lenses, then he can opt for going for LASER treatment.
    2. If the person is going for LASER treatment then its not necessary for him to wear glasses again.

    Cons.

    1. If the person had did LASER operation and if he/she are working as a software engineer or continously working with the computer, they the retina becomes dry and sometimes it will be watery.
    2. For this issue generally doctor is advising to use refractive powerless glass so that the moisture content remains in the eyes.
    3. So the person is tend to wear spects even after doign laser operation.

    And the cost for doing operation is based on the hospitals you choose. If you choose the hospitals from city then it might cost more than 50000RS. But if you choose to do operation in a town then it might cost below RS.50000

    Regards,
    Abi

  • #91120

    Posted By: [Anonymous]

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    As per my household experience, my sister underwent laser surgery to correct short sight(myopia) and it cost her 20000 rupees. She says it was a very simple surgery which doesn't include any complex procedures and takes less time for operating. Since 4years, when she underwent this surgery, her eye sight is perfect till now and have had no problems whatsoever. Her optic power before surgery was 1.25 Diopters. After surgery, she never had to switch to spectacles or lens as the vision was corrected perfectly.

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  • #91215

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    As suggested by most of the eye surgeons right age for laser eye treatment is between the age of 22 to 40. One important thing to be observes here is during the laser eye treatment, one of the important nerves to the eye is required to cut. Medically it takes time for this particular nerve came back to its fully functional mode. This time period may be weeks or few months. Some of the cases reported almost one year of recovery. Some of the side effect of this laser eye treatment would be dryness in the eyes, irritation and itching.

    It is very much advisable to discuss the same in details with your eye surgeon befor going for treatment.

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  • #91258

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    I find no problem with laser operations for eyes or any part of the body. If it would have had any side-effect than the government would have banned it. Instead it is better way of operating than the old method which involved loss of blood. Actually it is a new technology worth appreciation that has helped the patients many times. Even the most difficult operations have become easier by using modern technologies such as this.

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  • #91282

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    No I don't think that laser operation are quite good for the eyes. If the problem is small then you should go for lens and can wear it regularly, but if the problem is worst; then your doctor will surely suggest it.

    And even if he does; then you should know all about the procedure of it and done hesitate to know everything about it form the surgeon who will be conducting the procedure for you or your relative.

    Regards;
    Veena Sharma.

  • #91349

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    Lasic Laser is a procedure widely used for correcting vision which helps one to get rid of the spectacles,and is widely prefered because it has cosmetic advantage as well.Superficially,many eye surgeons recommend it,may be to earn economic benefits but some experts do not suggest it because it brings many undesirable features along with it.These may not be obvious immediately but may give problems in the long run.
    One of these may be constant irritation in the eyes,rare chance of infection in some cases even during the surgery,increased chance of eyes being prone to the glare which may damage the eyes irreversibly,there is a change in the curvature of cornea,and it may also lead to improper vision in many cases.
    So I personally do not recommend to go for the laser surgery.

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  • FAQs

    Is it worth getting laser eye surgery? ›

    Most people who undergo LASIK surgery will have good to excellent vision in most situations, for many years or decades. You'll be able to play sports and swim, or even just see the clock first thing in the morning, without having to worry about your glasses or contact lenses.

    What are the side effects of laser treatment for eyes? ›

    LASIK Eye Surgery Side Effects
    • Glare.
    • Seeing halos around images.
    • Trouble driving at night.
    • Fluctuating vision.
    • Dry eyes.
    • Scratchy eyes.
    • Light sensitivity.
    • Small bruises on your eye.
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    Is laser eye surgery risky? ›

    All surgeries carry some risk of complications and side effects, but LASIK is generally considered a safe procedure with a low complication rate. In fact, LASIK is one of the safest elective surgical procedures available today, with a complication rate estimated to be less than 1%.

    Is laser eye surgery the best option? ›

    For those with refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, LASIK has become the gold-standard procedure. LASIK restores optimal eyesight by creating a corneal flap, allowing the surgeon access to reshape the cornea.

    Is laser eye surgery painful? ›

    Fortunately, LASIK eye surgery is not painful. Right before your procedure, your surgeon will place numbing eye drops into both of your eyes. While you may still feel a little bit of pressure during the procedure, you should not feel any pain.

    What age should you get laser eye surgery? ›

    In general, the average age range for getting LASIK is between 20 and 40 years of age. The FDA has approved LASIK eye surgery for those 18 years and older, but most providers will encourage patients to wait until their mid-20s after their prescription has stabilized.

    Who is not suitable for laser eye surgery? ›

    So, the types of conditions that stop people from having laser eye surgery are divided up into eye conditions where people have either severe dry eye, or any other abnormality of the shape of the cornea such as keratoconus.

    Is laser eye surgery permanent? ›

    LASIK is considered a permanent vision correction solution as it permanently corrects your current vision prescription. Yet, a few specific factors contribute to answering the question of “how long does LASIK eye surgery last,” such as age and vision changes, including presbyopia or astigmatism.

    What is the recovery time from laser eye surgery? ›

    It can take up to 6 months to be fully recovered from your laser eye surgery treatment. In that time, you will have attended a number of aftercare appointments.

    What is the safest eye surgery? ›

    Laser vision correction (LVC) is considered the safest eye correction surgery to obtain a “specs-free” life for patients with myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism (blurring of vision due to improper shape of the eye).

    Can LASIK damage your eyes? ›

    Long-term damage to the cornea: Many LASIK patients experience a significant decrease in the number of keratocyte cells in their cornea. This decrease can lead to long-term damage of the cornea and the overall health of the eye.

    What happens if laser eye surgery fails? ›

    If the LASIK flap is not made correctly, it may fail to adhere properly to the eye's surface or microscopic wrinkles called striae (STRIE-ee) could develop in the flap. These flap complications can cause optical aberrations and distorted vision.

    What are the 3 types of eye surgery? ›

    But like any surgery, not every procedure is right for every patient. There are three main corrective surgeries: LASIK, LASEK, and PRK. All three of these procedures are designed to reshape your cornea.

    Does LASIK last forever? ›

    While the effects of LASIK surgery are permanent, the benefits can decrease over time. For most patients, the results of LASIK will last a lifetime. About 10-12% of patients nationwide will need an enhancement surgery because of anatomical changes to the eye/eyes.

    Which is better smile or LASIK? ›

    LASIK is not a good choice for people who have thin corneas. SMILE can still benefit nearsighted people who have thin corneas. LASIK has better recovery from side effects at a seven-day follow-up point compared to SMILE, although there was no difference in recovery rates at one month after the operation.

    Can you blink during laser eye surgery? ›

    What happens if I blink during the surgery? This can't happen. Your surgeon will place a simple eye lid holder so that you cannot blink.

    Can you see after laser eye surgery? ›

    You will be able to see, but you will experience fluctuating degrees of blurred vision during the rest of the procedure. The doctor will then lift the flap and fold it back on its hinge, and dry the exposed tissue. The laser will be positioned over your eye and you will be asked to stare at a light.

    How long does laser surgery take? ›

    The actual procedure takes around 20 minutes to complete. However, we usually recommend our patients to allow for about 4 hours, as there is a preparation required before surgery, and recovery time afterwards.

    Can I do LASIK after 40? ›

    Being 40 or older doesn't disqualify you from getting LASIK and enjoying the benefits. The best LASIK eye surgery candidates are adults that have had a stable vision prescription for two years.

    Is 40 too old for LASIK? ›

    While the minimum age for LASIK surgery is 18, there is no age limit as long as your eyes are healthy and your vision is stable.

    Who is suitable for laser eye surgery? ›

    Who is it suitable for? Laser eye surgery is suitable for most people over 18. Ideally your eye prescription will have stayed more or less the same for about 2 years. Lens surgery may be more suitable if you have a high spectacle prescription or later in life.

    How many times LASIK can be done? ›

    In general, there is no limit on how many LASIK procedures you can get in your lifetime. Several factors affect whether or not you are a good candidate for enhancement surgery. The thickness of the cornea is one of the main determinations regarding the safety of multiple LASIK surgeries.

    Can you have your eyes lasered twice? ›

    In most cases the answer is yes and further treatment is possible, even a decade after the initial laser vision correction procedure. Laser vision correction normally improves distance vision for life, but natural changes in the prescription can occur and it's not uncommon to need a second treatment many years later.

    Can your eyesight go back after LASIK? ›

    It is possible for astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness to return after LASIK. Other medical problems such as glaucoma can affect one's vision. Unfortunately, LASIK cannot prevent or treat glaucoma. It is important to note that even after LASIK, you may still need to use reading glasses at times.

    Is LASIK expensive? ›

    On average, LASIK costs range between $2,000 to $3,000 per eye and is not covered by insurance because the procedure is deemed cosmetic or elective. LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a popular eye surgery that corrects vision in people who are farsighted, nearsighted, or have astigmatism.

    What happens if you don't wear sunglasses after LASIK? ›

    The sun's brightness could cause discomfort after LASIK and while you recover. Also, after LASIK, going outside without sunglasses could cause your vision to become cloudy. When this happens, it's called a corneal haze.

    What can you not eat after LASIK surgery? ›

    That's why the team of King LASIK has put together the following list of foods to limit in your diet.
    • Fatty Meats. A diet high in processed meats that are high in saturated fat, including red meat and sausage, often lends itself to high cholesterol. ...
    • Junk Food. ...
    • Sugar. ...
    • Fried Foods. ...
    • Foods for Good Eye Health.

    When can I get water in my eyes after LASIK? ›

    Avoid Getting Water In Your Eyes

    For the first two to three weeks after your LASIK procedure, your doctor will advise you against getting water of any kind in your eyes. As we have already discussed, the flap created during your LASIK procedure takes time to heal.

    Do you need glasses after laser surgery? ›

    What many don't realize is that LASIK surgery doesn't protect against age-related eye conditions or remove certain refractive errors caused by the thickness of the cornea. For this reason, even individuals who have had successful LASIK surgery may need glasses.

    How can I correct my vision permanently? ›

    LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis).

    This makes up 90% to 95% of all laser vision correction surgery. It has the broadest range of uses. LASIK is a procedure that permanently changes the shape of the clear covering of the front of the eye (the cornea).

    What is the newest eye surgery? ›

    Cornea Lenticule Extraction for Advanced Refractive-Correction (CLEAR) is the new refractive surgery for Myopia and Astigmatism correction with laser.

    Do celebrities get LASIK? ›

    Even celebrities and professional athletes are getting LASIK eye surgery to improve their vision.

    What can go wrong with LASIK? ›

    July 27, 2018 -- Dry eyes, glare, halos, and starbursts are all possible side effects of LASIK surgery. But some people may also get long-term complications like eye infections, vision loss, chronic pain, and detached retinas.

    Can I wear glasses after LASIK? ›

    But what happens if your vision is not clear enough after LASIK, and you still need corrective wear? You can wear glasses or contact lenses after LASIK, and if your vision is continuing to change as your refractive error returns or changes, you may find you need them again.

    What is the most popular eye surgery? ›

    LASIK — Perhaps the most well-known of eye surgeries, LASIK (short for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) uses a laser to reshape the cornea to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

    What is weak eyesight? ›

    What is the definition of low vision? Low vision is the loss of sight that is not correctible with prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery. This type of vision loss does not include complete blindness, because there is still some sight and it can sometimes be improved with the use of visual aids.

    Can you see during eye surgery? ›

    You'll be awake during surgery, but you won't be able to see what's happening in your eye. Our ophthalmologists at Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology perform cataract surgery using a state-of-the-art femtosecond laser.

    What is the difference between laser and LASIK? ›

    Types of LASIK Surgery. The most important thing to know about the difference between laser surgery and Lasik surgery is that there is no difference. Lasik surgery is a type of laser surgery. In fact, Lasik is an acronym for the procedure that is formally known as laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis.

    Why is vision blurry after LASIK? ›

    While you will see better the day after surgery, your vision may be a bit blurry or hazy immediately afterward. These temporary vision difficulties usually clear up after the first few weeks. However, it can take about 2 – 3 months before your vision fully stabilizes and your eyes completely heal.

    What is the cost of LASIK surgery in India? ›

    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).

    How long does a laser eye surgery last? ›

    LASIK can last a lifetime, 20 years, or 10 years. The lasting effects of the procedure depend upon multiple factors, including the age of the patient at the time of the procedure and medical conditions that one may develop as one ages that may affect eyesight.

    Who is not suitable for Lasik surgery? ›

    Because vision can change dramatically during the adolescent years, LASIK is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. Those who are pregnant or nursing. Hormone fluctuations during pregnancy and nursing can cause changes to a woman's vision and corrective prescription.

    Is laser eye surgery permanent? ›

    LASIK is considered a permanent vision correction solution as it permanently corrects your current vision prescription. Yet, a few specific factors contribute to answering the question of “how long does LASIK eye surgery last,” such as age and vision changes, including presbyopia or astigmatism.

    Who would benefit from laser eye surgery? ›

    Laser eye surgery is suitable for most people over 18. Ideally your eye prescription will have stayed more or less the same for about 2 years. Lens surgery may be more suitable if you have a high spectacle prescription or later in life.

    Does LASIK have side effects? ›

    LASIK Cons. The main side effects with LASIK are mild -- including dry eye, burning, and itching, which affect 20% to 40% of people who have the procedure. These symptoms usually peak around 3 months after the surgery and disappear within 6 to 12 months -- but not always.

    What is difference between laser and LASIK? ›

    The most important thing to know about the difference between laser surgery and Lasik surgery is that there is no difference. Lasik surgery is a type of laser surgery. In fact, Lasik is an acronym for the procedure that is formally known as laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis.

    Can your eyes go back after LASIK? ›

    LASIK surgery is permanent, with a few exceptions,” ophthalmologist and Manhattan Eye director Yuna Rapoport, MD, tells WebMD Connect to Care. “There is a chance that the prescription and correction can regress, and the vision regresses slightly back to what it was before.

    What is the safest eye surgery? ›

    Laser vision correction (LVC) is considered the safest eye correction surgery to obtain a “specs-free” life for patients with myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism (blurring of vision due to improper shape of the eye).

    Is there an age limit for LASIK? ›

    There seems to be a common misconception that there's an age limit to be a good candidate for LASIK. And that's simply not the case. In fact, the only age restriction is that you must be over the age of 18 to undergo LASIK vision correction.

    Is LASIK expensive? ›

    On average, LASIK costs range between $2,000 to $3,000 per eye and is not covered by insurance because the procedure is deemed cosmetic or elective. LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a popular eye surgery that corrects vision in people who are farsighted, nearsighted, or have astigmatism.

    Do you still need glasses after laser eye surgery? ›

    Patients typically undergo laser eye surgery to reduce or completely eliminate their need for visual aids such as contact lenses and glasses. The truth is that most patients will eventually require reading glasses at some point in their future.

    How many times can you get laser eye surgery? ›

    Surgeons can perform a second LASIK surgery, called enhancement, several years after the first surgery. A repeat surgery can be repeated immediately after the recovery time of the first surgery ends or many years after. Additionally, there is no limit to the number of times one can undergo repeat LASIK surgeries.

    Can you get laser eye surgery twice? ›

    In most cases the answer is yes and further treatment is possible, even a decade after the initial laser vision correction procedure. Laser vision correction normally improves distance vision for life, but natural changes in the prescription can occur and it's not uncommon to need a second treatment many years later.

    What happens after laser eye surgery? ›

    Immediately after the procedure, your eye may burn, itch, or feel like there is something in it. You may experience some discomfort, or in some cases, mild pain and your doctor may suggest you take a mild pain reliever. Both your eyes may tear or water. Your vision will probably be hazy or blurry.

    Why do people want laser eye surgery? ›

    This is done to improve or correct short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism. It can also be helpful in overcoming presbyopia (difficulty seeing up close as we get older). Some people who have laser vision correction will still need to wear glasses or contact lenses to achieve optimum vision.

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