Laser Eye Surgery/ICL implantation

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I am Karthika.R. and am 26 years old. I am  using glasses for more than 14 years. I never use contact lens. I am going to get married on february 2013. So, to remove glasses permanently, I check my eyes for LASIK treatment. Based on the report, doctors told that am not applicable for LASIK treatment and also to suggested me to take the ICL treatment.. My eye power as per the report is -8.5 (in Right eye with cylinder as -0.50 and -8.25 (in Left eye with cylinder as -1.00). When I searched internet, the ICL treatment will create some problems (early cataract, double vision, glare, etc). So, am in doubt whether ICL treatment is the better solution and it will be the successful for many people. Need your kind suggestions and thanks in advance

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Dear Karthika,

When LASIK is not possible, then the alternative is ICL which suits most people. I, myself have been performing this surgery for many years and have yet to see any patient with a serious untoward outcome.

Yes, wherever LASIK is possible, one prefers that as it is a surgery on the surface of the eye.
However, when done with expertise, ICL is a safe and effective procedure.

Please remember, that both procedures are elective and not a medical need, hence, whether or not to undergo it also largely depends on your need and advantages to reduce / eliminate the powers.

Best Regards,
Dr Anand Shroff
www.lasikindia.in

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Dr Anand Shroff, MD, FICS

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I am happy to answer any questions on eye care. My expertise is in Laser Eye surgery (LASIK, Epi LASIK), Multifocal Implants, Cataract, Glaucoma and procedures for Corneal abnormalities like Keratoconus - Corneal Collagen Crosslinking C3R

Experience

OF LASIK, We are one of the first centres to use the wavefront guided LASIK or custom LASIK procedures and the only center in India using the most safest,accurate and fastest excimer laser in the world- 'The Wavelight Concerto, 500 Hz laser'. Doctors from various parts of the world train with me and few other experts in Germany each year on our wavefront procedures. Our centre is the first eye hospital to be awarded the highest certfication in healthcare- the Joint Commission International (JCI from USA) and is also the referral centre for our Wavelight Laser Technologies, Germany in India. We have treated patients from 89 countries and this list keeps growing as more and more patients are getting increasingly aware of the benefits of treatment with advanced technology in laser eye surgery.

Organizations
ASCRS [American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery]certified by USA- Joint Commission International

Publications
http://www.shroffeye.org

Education/Credentials
MD Ophthalmology and FICS [Fellow of the International College of Surgeons]

Awards and Honors
please see http://www.shroffeye.org and www.lasikindia.in

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