Eye Laser Surgery Convention in Chennai

by Medindia Content Team on  July 8, 2006 at 10:44 AM Indian Health News
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Eye Laser Surgery Convention in Chennai
An intraocular implant and laser refractive surgery convention got underway today in Chennai, during which Laser surgeries will be telecast live from a private eye hospital.

Over 1000 ophthalmologists worldwide are taking part in the conference. The surgeries to be telecast live from Dr Agarwal's Eye Hospital would include Keratoplasty and Zyoptix laser treatment to dispense with the use of glasses.

Inaugurating the conference, Tamil Nadu Electricity Minister - Arcot N Veerasami said that due to medical expertise being constantly evolved, the country had been placed on the medical tourism map of the world.

Path-breaking research had led to influx of technology from countries like USA and the UK, he said. "We can confidently rub shoulders and share common grounds," the minister said.

Referring to eye donation, he said that it not only led to corneal transplant, but also to research into the field of limbal stem cells, an exciting new treatment wherein damaged corneal surfaces were treated.

Lauding Dr Amar Agarwal for inventing the Phakonit and Microphakonit surgeries for cataract, he said that today ophthalmologists from across the world were practicing this surgery and coming here to study the new technique.

Stating that conferences such as this one helped ophthalmologists gain rich experience, he hoped that many more such conferences would follow.

(Source:PTI News)

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guest

i am 25 male. i have been wearing glasses for nearly 10 years with power -2.75 in both eyes.i would like to know the cost and how successful will it be to do a laser surgery?

guest

Hai Sir, I am wearing glass for last 8 yrs,The power is -5.0 Is is possible to do laser Treatment ?
Hw much cost For the surgery?

guest

hello, i am 28 years old, short sighted,I have been wearing contact lense for 1.5 years and the power is 2.75 in right and 2.25 left i would like to stop using lence instead i would like to undergo laser surgery. For this power how much will be the cost per eye. Please clarify.

guest

hello, i am 26 year old, short sighted,I have been wearing glasses for 10 years and the power is 2.5 i would like to stop using specs instead i would like to undergo laser surgery. Please advice

guest

I have blurred vision for upto (0.50). All say this is only a small problem, but i feel my eyes could not view anything properly, and have a very bad vision.
My eyes also automatically blink a lot not only in light but also if there was a breeze, it starts to pour off with a few drops of tears.
I am afraid that this will lead to total blindness.
Kindly suggest me a solution which i am having for past 1 year.
I am wearing glasses for past 7 months and aged 21.
I need a permanent solution for the whole eye problem including removing of Glasses.

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