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Laser Eye Surgery in India

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1. Posted by kumnio (Budding Member 22 posts) 9y

anyone ever had it done, any recommendations?

2. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 9y

Laser eye surgery is done in india, but still the inherent risks are there. Do u want to get it in india to cut cost or is it something else?

arif

3. Posted by draggons (Full Member 113 posts) 9y

Mate of mine had it done in Singapore. Went in after work one day was back at work the following morning minus his specs, said he wished he'd done it years ago

4. Posted by kumnio (Budding Member 22 posts) 9y

Quoting arif_kool

Laser eye surgery is done in india, but still the inherent risks are there. Do u want to get it in india to cut cost or is it something else?

arif

If I get it done here (UK) it will cost me around £4000, if I get it done in India its going to be about £1500, I will be in India anyway so looking to get it done. I have something wrong with one of my eyes, which pushes the price up a lot.

5. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 9y

In mumbai and delhi some of the hospitals are performing laser eye surgery, but still the technique is not fool-proof in India. Recently some new technique is being istalled in AIIMS, new delhi for laser eye surgery, which is estimated to cost around Rs 1,00,000(around 1200Pounds)

which place in india ur planning to land? if u want i can find out more about the hospitals which conduct such surgery

Arif

6. Posted by kumnio (Budding Member 22 posts) 9y

Quoting arif_kool

In mumbai and delhi some of the hospitals are performing laser eye surgery, but still the technique is not fool-proof in India. Recently some new technique is being istalled in AIIMS, new delhi for laser eye surgery, which is estimated to cost around Rs 1,00,000(around 1200Pounds)

which place in india ur planning to land? if u want i can find out more about the hospitals which conduct such surgery

Arif

I will be landing in New Delhi, then working my way around the north west of the country, so anything in that area would be great. Will also be heading down to Mumbai and eventually Goa later, so im open to suggestions really. Anything down the west side of the country really.

Thanks for your help

7. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 9y

Just give me some time....I will get back to u with more details about the best possible options.

Arif

8. Posted by CanadaGuy (Respected Member 199 posts) 9y

"Medical tourism" is certainly growing in popularity. There is obviously a large cost savings compared to similar, uninsured, procedures at home but you have to be aware that there are some risks. While the doctors are very likely highly trained and reliable, the credentialing and standards are NOT the same as they are in the west.

Eye surgery has a potential for poor outcomes anywhere- including infection and in rare cases loss of sight- While this is obviously quite rare, and can occur anywhere, personally I would not take a chance with my sight just to save some money. If you have any problems after the procedure, it is unlikely you will still be in India to see the same doctor, Plus trust me, doctors at home will be hesitant to deal with someone else's complications.

Like anything it is up to you--- Caveat emptor.....

9. Posted by CanadaGuy (Respected Member 199 posts) 9y

After re-reading my last post I have a couple extra things to add for a little more clarification.. :)

I have no problem with the free market system of getting a procedure for a better price, but I just think if you go this direction, you better enter it with both eyes open (pun intended). While you could have problems anywhere, as a medical professional I think the risk would be higher in India- I would certainly want to make sure you ask a few question- which actually would apply to laser surgery anywhere.

What is the surgeon's background and experience?- is he an MD ophthalmologist? How many of this particular procedure has he done? What were the outcomes? How many patients were left with 20/20 vision, and how many less than that? How many infections and what kind of outcome did they experience? Any other serious complications that developed? What kind of follow up will you get?

Personally I think this is not the area to just shop around for the cheapest price, but rather the best surgeon with the best outcomes- wherever that may be- but I think I know where that would and would not be....