Laser Eye Surgery/Lasik Eye power correction


I am 32 year old man from Chennai and interested to correct my eye power to avoid glass.

Currently my eye power is  -2.5 cylindrical power in both the eyes with 80Degree axis in left eye.

1) How cylindrical power correction is differing from Spherical power correct?

2) What is the average cost for my eye power correction?

3) What are the different type of laser surgery for cylindrical power and cost in India?

4) Currently I am unable to face the opposite vehicle headlights, is this issue will be cleared after Lasik eye surgery?

5) Is it possible to correct the eye power without surgery by taking health food and exercise?

Karthikeyan T

The only way of correcting your eye power is by Lasik or other refractive surgery. Health foods and medicines have no role in reducing or correcting your number. There are various Lasik procedures which include, customized or standard, with microkeratome flap or Femtolaser flap etc. the centre you visit for your pre lasik evaluation will give you details of these procedures and the one best suited for you. The cost varies from centre to centre and also depends upon the type of the procedure. On an average it can vary from 15000 to 50000 per eye.

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Can answer questions on all aspects of LASIK Laser Vision Correction, Eximer Laser, Femtosecond Lasers, Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), EpiLasik,Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK), to name a few. Also well versed with Cataract and Intraocular Lens Implantation, Phakoemulsification, Glaucoma, and other common diseases of the anterior segment of the eye specifically the Cornea. Can also take questions, on alternative methods of correction of Refractive errors, like, Clear Lens Extraction, PRELEX, Phakic IOL implantations and ICL implants. Would prefer not to answer questions on the Retina, and posterior segment of the eye, leaving the Job to a Viteroretinal Expert.


Been in private practice as an Ophthalmologist for 25 years. Have performed tens of thousands of eye surgeries, like Phakoemulsification, LASIK Laser Vision Correction, Phakic IOL implantation, ICL implantation, Multifocal and Toric IOL implantation, to name a few. Been attached to Dr. Balabhai Nanavati Hospital, in Vile Parle, Mumbai currently,as the Head of the Ophthalmology Department, for about 20 years. Been the Founder and Chief Medical Director of Sai Deep Eye Clinic, and Crystal Vision Laser Centre at Santacruz and Vile Parle in Mumbai.

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS), European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS),All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS), Itraocular Implant and Refractive Society (IIRSI), Bombay Ophthalmologists Association (BOA).

Journal of Cataract and Reftactive Surgery, Eurotimes, Ocular Surgery News, Indian Journal of Ophthalmology.

M.S.(Ophthalmology), D.O.M.S, M.A.M.S(Vienna) Trained in Phakoemulsification and Laser Eye Surgery, in Italy and the United States.

Awards and Honors
Best Papers and Video Film awards in various National and International Conferences.

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