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.
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.
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.