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July 18, 2022 By admin

Cost Of Laser Eye Surgery In India

Cost Of Laser Eye Surgery In India


Nowadays, laser eye surgery is considered the most common surgical procedure for correcting eye-related medical problems, especially reflective errors. It is the most common surgery which is used to fix vision problems in India. About 80,000 people undergo this surgery every year. These laser eye surgeries are used to get rid of spectacles and contact lenses. LASIK surgeries have a high success rate, but still, there may be some complications after completing the procedure. Laser eye surgeries have changed the lives of many people around the world.

Cases In Which The Patients May Have Complications During Eye Surgery

  • Dry eyes: Some patients may experience dry eye conditions after completing laser eye surgery. It is tested before the operation to reduce this, so the patient does not have dry eyes before surgery. Reduction in tear production and blurred vision after the surgery is normal and can be experienced. Nearly half of the total patients undergo laser eye surgery.
  • Contact lens: If a person is going for LASIK surgery, they should avoid wearing contact lenses. The time duration of avoiding contact lenses is to be determined by the doctor. It generally differs from case to case.
  • Presence of inflammation under the flap: If there is inflammation under the flap after completing the LASIK surgery, you should immediately contact your doctor. There may be various reasons behind the inflammation under the flap.
  • Abnormal growth of cornea: It is the complication that occurs after the LASIK surgery. This condition has an inward growth of the epithelium (uppermost layer of the cornea). It may result in discomfort and blurring of vision.

Factors Affecting The Cost Of Laser Eye Treatment In India

  • Type of procedure: The treatment cost is most affected by the procedure used. Normal conventional LASIK surgery will cost less when compared to that of the newer technique, SMILE laser eye surgery. SMILE eye surgery can cost you a little more, but after noticing its effectiveness and precise results, you will feel that spending each penny is worth it.
  • Technology: A clinic/hospital using the latest renowned technology may charge a little more than those using an older technology of lower standard.
  • Aftercare: Nowadays, many clinics offer an added package of aftercare.
  • Location: The total price of the treatment may fluctuate depending on the locality and the city in which the hospital/clinic is located.


It is the most common eye surgery done nowadays. There are four types of LASIK: I-Design, Intra-LASE, Zeiss-Femto, and Contoura. It is mainly used to treat myopia, astigmatism, and hypermetropia. A 12-15 mm flap is cut using a femtosecond laser and then an excimer to re-design the cornea for vision correction. Due to the cutting of the flap patient may feel a feeling of prickling. Also, cases of eye dryness are higher with LASIK surgery.The cost of LASIK in India ranges from 40,000 Rs. to 90,000 Rs. depending on the location and city.

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)

It is a type of eye surgery that treats refractive vision errors like myopia (near-sightedness), Hyperopia (far-sightedness), and astigmatism. It is the second most popular method I laser eye surgery after LASIK eye surgery. In this procedure, the doctors remove the epithelium (uppermost layer) of the cornea. Then, the excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea. After the surgery, you might feel irritation in your eyes. In addition, there may be watery secretions from the eyes for 3 to 4 days after the surgery. However, there are no complications related to flaps after the surgery. The cost of PRK surgery in India is roughly about rupees 35000 to 40000.


Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) is the latest minimally invasive technique used to treat vision problems. It uses a machine called Femto Lasik-machine that is called Visumax from Carl-Zeiss. It makes a 3 millimetre small cut and forms a lenticule (thin disc tissue) on the cornea. Then this tissue is removed through the cut made by the machine. Since it is a minimally invasive procedure, there is very minimal pain, and also, the recovery time is significantly less than in other procedures. There are fewer chances of eye dryness, and also there is no risk of displacement of the flap. It takes only five minutes per eye and is the fastest laser eye surgery known. The average cost of SMILE laser eye surgery in India is approximately rupees 1,00,000.

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