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Did you know 43% of Visual impairments are attributed to Refractive errors and last year, 750,000 people opted for Laser Vision Correction with a success rate of 96-98%

A Refractive error is a condition in which the parallel rays of light coming from infinity do not come to a focus in the light sensitive layer of the retina. This may be caused due to changes in the length of the eyeball (longer or shorter), changes in the shape of the cornea, or age related stiffness of the lens.

Custom laser vision correction at the hands of experienced and world renowned surgeons, with advanced diagnostics equipment, detailed preoperative assessment, a state-of-the-art OT complex, and meticulous postoperative care makes Narayana Nethralaya the best choice for your laser eye surgery. We have over 15 years of experience in managing complex, irregular corneas, and complicated cases.

 

Refractive surgery is an elective cosmetic surgery which is designed to correct the refractive error enabling the patient to lead a spectacle free life. It is generally carried out as an outpatient procedure and it takes 5-10 minutes per eye.

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Narayana Nethralaya offers various modern approaches to corrective eye surgery that range from CONTOURA, LASIK, SMILE, ICL and Trans PRK, where laser energies are used to reshape the curvature of the cornea, to surgical insertion of artificial lenses to correct eyesight.

Types of Refractive Errors

 

 

Light rays bend more than they should, so they focus in front of the retina. Distant objects seem blurred.

Myopia

 

Light rays bend less than they should, so they focus behind the retina. Close objects seem blurred.

Hyperopia

 

Light rays bend at different angles, so they’re not all focused at the same spot. All objects seem blurred.

Astigmatism

Presbyopia is a condition where the eyes gradually lose the ability to see near objects clearly. A part of the normal aging process of the eye, the term “presbyopia” is derived from the Greek word “presbys” which means “old eye” or “elderly vision”. It affects most adults over the age of 40.

Presbyopia

They are your eyes – they deserve special treatment

Lets understand if Laser Vision Correction is right for you and if you are suitable. Your eligibility for undergoing Refractive surgery will depend on the amount and type of refractive error you have, your corneal thickness and curvature. You must be 18 years or older, must have healthy eyes, not suffering from dry eyes, your eye power must be stable for atleast 6 months before surgery and you must not be pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not forget to mention any other medical conditions you have, or any medications you might be taking.

Lets now understand the various treatment options.

In Laser vision correction, the surgeon, using a laser beam, reshapes the cornea which is the clear, protective coating on the surface of the eye. The procedure is quick, safe and virtually painless, and the reshaped eyes will be able to focus more accurately resulting in vastly improved vision.

Our surgeons will help you decide if it is right for you, and, if so, which procedure is best suited for your eyes.

Refractive treatment options

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CONTOURA

Contoura addresses the imperfections of the eye other than spherical and cylindrical errors, thus enhancing precision of laser refractive procedures. The advanced scanning procedure samples up to 22,000 elevation points on each eye to create a unique vision profile for you, and only you thus offering a truly personalized laser vision correction experience.

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SMILE

(Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) is relatively newer technique using only femtosecond laser to remove a small piece of corneal tissue called a lenticule through a small keyhole incision without creating a flap. It is bladeless, flapless and single step surgery.

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Femtosecond LASIK

A thin flap of cornea is raised and laser ablation to correct your power is done on the cornea ; the flap is then placed back and eyes quickly heal on their own.
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TransPRK (Transepithelial Photorefractive Keratectomy)

TransPRK (Transepithelial Photorefractive Keratectomy) is an advanced touch-free laser refractive surgery that involves the removal of the epithelium of the eye, without suction, flap or blade, or without the use of alcohol.

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ICL – PHAKIC SURGERY

An artificial lens is implanted just above the natural lens through a small corneal incision. It is like a permanent intraocular contact lens.

Refractive Consultation – Patient Process Flow

If you are over the age of 18 and your vision has been constant for the last 6 months and if you want to stop wearing glasses or using contact lenses, it is a good time to schedule an appointment with an ophthalmologist to get your eyes checked for a refractive surgery. The doctors at Narayana Nethralaya will evaluate the health of your eyes and assess your eligibility. Your initial consultation will take approximately 2 hours if you do not require cross-consultation and up to 4 hours if you require cross-consultation. During your consultation, our doctors and counsellors will determine the best course of action for your vision needs, go over the risks and benefits of refractive surgery, and help you choose the best procedure that is suitable for your lifestyle, visual needs, and budget. We suggest you bring a family member or friend with you to help you with your decision making.

At Narayana Nethralaya, we understand that your decision to undergo refractive surgery requires careful consideration and planning. If you have any questions about your refractive consultation or refractive surgery, please feel free to reach out to us at +91 9449037329 between 9 AM – 5 PM.

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Now Eye Know Videos

Refractive Doctors NN1

Dr Rohit Shetty 1

Dr. Rohit Shetty

Vice Chairman

Dr Naren Shetty

Dr. Naren Shetty

Vice Chairman

Dr Sharon

Dr. Sharon D'Souza

Chief Co ordinator

Dr Pooja Khamar

Dr. Pooja Khamar

Consultant &
Lead Trainer

Dr Prarthana

Dr. Prarthana Bhandary

Consultant

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DR HIMANSHU MATALIA 1

Dr. Himanshu Matalia

Medical Superintendent

DR NANDINI

Dr. Nandini C

Consultant

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Dr Rohit Shetty 1

Dr. Rohit Shetty

Vice Chairman

Dr Pooja Khamar

Dr. Pooja Khamar

Consultant &
Lead Trainer

Dr Shilpa Das

Dr. Shilpa Das

Consultant

Dr Gairik Kundu

Dr. Gairik Kundu

Consultant

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Dr Naren Shetty

Dr. Naren Shetty

Vice Chairman

Dr Harsha Nagaraj

Dr. Harsha Nagaraj

Consultant

DR POOJA JAIN

Dr. Pooja Jain

Consultant

Case Study

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Case Study 1

A 24-year old male patient visited Narayana Nethralaya as he wanted to get rid of his glasses. He had a refractive error of -3:00DS in both eyes. He underwent a detailed refraction, followed by a complete ocular examination, corneal topography and dilated retinal examination. He was then scheduled for LASIK in both eyes. Post LASIK on day 1 his vision was 6/6 without glasses.

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Case Study 2

A 27- year old female patient visited Narayana Nethralaya as she wanted to stop wearing her contact lens and her quality of vision was very poor with glasses. She had visited multiple centres who had told her, refractive procedure cannot be done for her as she had refractive error of -17DS right eye and -15DS left eye. She was counselled for Phakic IOL post which she was able to see without glasses/contact lens.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different types of Refractive surgery?

There are various surgical procedures for correcting your eye’s focusing ability by reshaping the cornea, or clear front part of your eye. The most widely performed type of refractive surgery are LASIK where the doctor makes a flap in the outer layer of the cornea to get access to the tissue underneath and a laser is used to reshape the cornea, PRK where the laser ablation is done without flap creation and ICL, which involves implanting a lens inside your eye.

Is Refractive Surgery same as Lasik?

No, there are other types of Refractive surgeries also, though LASIK is the most common.

Is refractive surgery safe?

Refractive surgeries are one of the safest elective surgical procedures available today and various research estimate the rate of complications from refractive surgery to be less than 1 percent.

Does refractive surgery improve vision?

Over 80% of people who undergo refractive surgery no longer need to use glasses or contact lens post the surgery for most of their activities.

Which refractive surgery is best?

After a thorough examination and discussion with your ophthalmologist, you can decide on the procedure or surgery best suited for your eyes and vision needs. There is no universally-accepted, best method for correcting refractive errors.

How much does refractive surgery cost?

The cost of your refractive surgery will depend on the procedure or type of surgery that you decide on after discussing your lifestyle and vision needs with your ophthalmologist.

Refractive Surgery Patient Reviews

At Narayana Nethralaya, we are committed to providing our refractive patients with advanced quality eye care at affordable prices. These refractive eye surgery experiences stand testimony to the excellence in eye care that we offer.

Refractive surgery patient experience at NN

Lasik surgery is the best treatment available. All thanks to god for getting back my eye sight back and the next person would be Dr Rohit Shetty. Well Experienced doctor and god bless him. 10/10, would surely recommend NN for Lasik. Surgery was finished within6-7 minutes just a time taken to listen a song. Boom � 6/6 eye sight with no pain… awesome experience and already sharing with lot of my colleagues and already 2 more persons got their eye sight corrected.

Refractive surgery patient experience at NN

As we came to India for a short duration, our concern was if the procedure will be helpful, however staff and doctors were very co-operative and motivating. I would like to thank wholeheartedly mrs girija and mrs Shruthi for all the support and help. Lastly, my humble thanks to Dr.Rohit Shetty for the fantastic performance of the surgery. Having vision with out using specs is out of the world feeling which cannot be expressed through words.:-):-):-):-)

Refractive surgery patient experience at NN

I recently underwent LASIK and it was performed by Dr Rohit Shetty. My Cousin was the one who referred me to Dr Rohit Shetty. He is very renowned in the field of refractive surgery. He’s one of the best doctors in this field. The hospital itself is very research oriented, so they will perform all sort of test before they agree on performing LASIK. They are also very up to date with the technology and equipments. I am very satisfied with my LASIK results. Dr Pooja, Dr Harsha and the entire Staff were very helpful. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who’s planing for a LASIK.

Refractive surgery patient experience at NN

I would want to share my lasik experience at Narayana Netralaya: I visited on a saturday at the bannerghatta branch and being a weekend it was crowded. While entering the hospital, I had a small tussle with the security but the head of security was kind enough to calm me down. Next, the receptionist was very kind and helped me with the proceedings. I had to undergo an eyetest and meet doctor Naren Shetty. Dr Naren was very patient and explained the whole procedure clearly he even cleared all our doubts very well. I have never come across such a great experience with the doctor. The lasik was fixed for a week later, to be honest i was a bit scared but when i reached there the Dr helped me calm down and took really good care of me. 

Refractive surgery patient experience at NN

My experience with Narayana Nethralaya(Bannerghatta Branch) was simply amazing.This hospital is best in its service with best doctors and very cooperative,friendly staffs.I highly recommended this place for all. I personally want to thank Dr Naren Shetty for being so humble and polite.He guided and motivated me a lot while undergoing SMILE surgery because of whome I feel I got my eyes back.Never seen such a wonderful Doctor before. Once again THANK U SO MUCH.

Refractive surgery patient experience at NN

I have met Dr. Himanshu for LASIK. And his response towards me very good and kind of guidance and response towards my questions was good. Staff response and care is good. Finally surgery was success and they created trust so that I can refer my friends and family.

Femtosecond Lasik Surgery Patient Testimonials

At Narayana Nethralaya, we are committed to providing our refractive patients with advanced quality eye care at affordable prices. These Femtosecond Lasik eye surgery experiences stand testimony to the excellence in eye care that we offer.

Our patient care philosophy

At Narayana Nethralaya, “Quality of Care” and “Patient Safety” is our priority.  Concern for our patients’ well being is at the core of what we do, and what drives us.  Three units of Narayana Nethralaya are NABH Accredited – the highest national recognition for quality in patient care and safety. Our refractive surgeons help patients make an informed treatment choice on the type of treatment and surgery that is best suited for their lifestyle. We have an exclusive counseling team to address any doubts or questions that people may have about Refractive treatment options, procedures, preoperative testing and post refractive surgery recovery.

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