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Dear Sir,
   I am about to undergo laser treatment for my eye. I have -4.75 in each eye. My corneal thickness is 460 microns. They suggested to undergo surface ablation (epi LASEK). They planned to do a surgery with less tissue loss using guard. They said "Normal tissue loss:120 microns. Using guard:70 microns". Also they found a nerve barrage in the left which can be corrected by a simple procedure. If I undergo lasik(pressure applied on eye), they said it is compulsory to treat the barrage. If I undergo surface procedure(PRK), they say it is not neccesary. Also some say after surgery reccurrence of myopia maybe possible. I need suggestion from you sir. I have clearly explained my condition. Awaiting your reply eagerly sir.

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Dear Hari,

Unfortunately, choosing a candidate for any laser surgery, needs a thorough check up in person.

Yes, your cornea thickness is an issue for routine LASIK.

Also, one needs to know size of pupil in dim light among other checks to make sure there are no post laser side effects of night vision.

If there is any weak area on the retina, one must consider treating that (usually Argon Laser treatment).

If in Mumbai, I shall be happy to help you and give you a clear roadmap.

Best,
Dr Anand Shroff
www.lasikindia.in

022-66921000

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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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