Eye laser treatment or Eye Laser surgery is in reality a very broad term. There are multiple lasers used for eye treatments. Individuals use terms like eye laser operation or eye laser surgery and most of the times because of the context of a comment like this, your doctor knows which laser eye surgery are you referring to.
Most commonly, one may be referring to Lasik eye surgery and if you are looking for that then visit the lasik eye surgery page for more detailed information.
Laser stands for ight mplification by timulated mission of adiation. In simple terms, a laser has a light source, which emits the laser beam. As that laser comes in contact with the target tissue, it produces different effects.
There is a substance in the laser machine which produces the laser. This substance can be a solid, liquid or gas.
Eye Laser treatment for the eyes involves treating a number of different conditions. The different form of eye laser treatments are :
This laser correction is used to get rid of one eye power. This is a pulse laser. It means the laser does not flow out continuously. The name of this laser is Exciemer laser and is probably the most common eye laser treatment. This is probably the laser that people refer to when they generally ask for eye laser operation
High myopia can lead to weak spots in the retina. These weak spots could be retinal hole or lattice degeneration. These weak spots are treated with the same green laser and more can be read about lattice degeneration treatment.
CAN DIABETICS HAVE LASER EYE SURGERY ?
WHAT DOES THE EYE LASER SURGERY ENTAIL ?
Some eye drops are instilled into the eyes for all procedures except lasik and more details can be read on the pages for different types of lasers.
EYE LASER SIDE EFFECTS
For most lasers the following is true. The eye lasers are not painful. The patient might experience mild discomfort during the procedure. However, in the hands of an experienced surgeon there are no other side effects.
One can read more details on individual pages but all the above mentioned lasers except lasik eye surgery is important to get done if your doctor feels so. Lasik is a personal choice and that decision lies with you.
Laser eye surgery risks are minimal fortunately. And this is true for all the types of lasers. Lasik too, is not a 100% guaranteed procedure like everything in medicine and in life. But the laser eye treatment side effects with lasik too, which is an elective surgery, are minimal and if you are keen to get it done then you can consider going ahead with it.
Is laser eye surgery safe ? So yes, it is safe to get laser eye treatments and as mentioned it is necessary most of the times.
CAN BOTH EYES BE TREATED AT THE SAME TIME WITH EYE LASER ?
Unlike a cataract surgery, Laser can be done on both eyes simultaneously, one after the other. When we perform laser on one eye we can only do a maximum certain number of spots. Hitting too many laser shots can cause swelling in the retina. Thus it actually makes sense to treat the other eye at the same sitting if required.
WHAT IS EYE LASER SURGERY COST IN MUMBAI ?
Lasik eye surgery price ranges from Rs 55000 to 125000.
Yag Caps – This eye laser surgery cost ranges from Rs 3000 – 4000
Yag PI – The cost of eye laser surgery ranges from Rs 3000 – 4000
Diabetes eye laser surgery – usually 3 sittings are needed per eye. 5000 per sitting per eye
Laser for lattice degeneration – The cost of this eye laser surgery cost is Rs 5000 per eye
fREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ?
Most often when we get asked this question, the eye laser treatment that is being referred to is lasik. Lasik is usually done at the age of 19-20 years. We don’t perform lasik in younger individuals. If you are younger than 19-20 years of age you would have to wear glasses or contact lenses.