LASIK Surgery in Gangtok
Lasik surgery is a safe and effective way to improve your vision. Lasik can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Lasik surgery is performed by an ophthalmologist, a medical doctor who specializes in the care of the eyes. The Lasik procedure is quick and painless, and most people see a significant improvement in their vision immediately after surgery. Lasik surgery is usually covered by health insurance, so check with your insurer to see if you are eligible for coverage. Lasik surgery is a great option for anyone who wants to improve their vision and live a life without glasses or contact lenses.
Which conditions can LASIK treat
Lasik is a 10 minutes procedure and can help you get rid of contact lenses and spectacles. LASIK is very effective in treating refractive errors such a near sightedness, far sightedness and astigmatism:
Myopia [Near Sightedness]
Hyperopia [Far Sightedness]
LASIK Surgery Procedure
Our Lasik eye surgeons in Gangtok offer the best and safest procedure for specs removal. There are 2 key procedures for performing Lasik surgeries, namely Flap-based and Flapless (PRK) :
Flap-Based Procedure, Lasik Surgeon:
- Forms a thin corneal flap using a microkeratome or Femto Laser.
- Pulls back the flap to show the underlying corneal tissue
- Uses excimer laser to reshape the cornea in a unique pre-specified pattern
- Uses Laser to remove the front eye tissue layer (epithelial)
- Uses excimer laser to reshape the cornea
- This is the safest procedure, however, the eye takes 1-2 days more to recover
The LASIK procedure itself usually takes about 10 minutes. Plan to have someone drive you home after surgery.
Laser / LASIK Eye Surgery Options in Gangtok
Standard LASIK in Gangtok
This is the base standard for LASIK surgery in Gangtok. Under this method, the cornea flap is created using a blade. Then excimer laser is used to reshape cornea
Femto LASIK (Blade free) in Gangtok
It is an advanced version of Standard LASIK. Instead of using a blade to create the corneal flap, a Femtosecond laser is used to create the flap. The whole process is completely automated. Around 15-20% patients in Gangtok go for this procedure.
ICL Specs removal in Gangtok
ICL is typically used for high numbers/ power or thin cornea, where LASIK is not feasible. ICL is one of the most advanced vision correction procedure adopted in Gangtok. The aspherical lens is fixed and placed over the natural lens of the eye surgically for vision correction errors asking remarkable results.
Contoura vision in Gangtok
Contoura vision, is a form of corneal wavefront topo guided treatment, which removes the aberrations in cornea and gives you clearer vision. The high level of accuracy with the surgery is majorly due to the topographical mapping of the eye. Contoura works on the visual axis rather than the pupillary axis.
SMILE Eye Surgery in Gangtok
SMILE is a flapless and bladeless procedure. However, the recovery takes about 7 – 10 days. The dry eye after effects of the surgery are less with a SMILE. SMILE surgery is in its recent stages, and it’s cost is very high in Gangtok.
PRK Surgery in Gangtok
PRK is a flapless and bladeless procedure, and one of the safest eye surgeries in Gangtok. Typically, PRK surgery has a recovery time of 2 – 5 days. EyeMantra Gangtok offers SmartSurf One-step Lasik procedure, which is touchless, flapless and bladeless. It has no flap related complications and is extremely safe.
LASIK is a safe procedure with very rare complications. Laser Specs removal surgeries performed at Eye Mantra Gangtok and other branches has helped more than 10,000 people to get rid of spectacles forever.
LASIK Eye Surgery Cost in Gangtok
Eye Mantra hospital by Mantra Care is one of the top eye hospitals in Gangtok offering affordable LASIK eye surgery. If you have health insurance, you can get Lasik done under insurance. Eye Mantra Gangtok also offers Lasik Surgery EMI option starting ₹500/ month. LASIK eye surgery costs depend greatly on the procedure that you go for. The more advanced the technology the higher the cost. Our Standard LASIK surgery starts at ₹12,000/eye. Bladeless LASIK procedure in Gangtok may vary in cost between ₹20,000 and ₹50,000 /eye. Here’s a comparison on the cost:
|Treatment||Approx. Cost/ Eye (₹)|
|Trans PRK (Bladeless/ Flapless)||40,000|
|Smile (Bladeless / Flapless)||50,000|
Best Eye hospital for LASIK Surgery in Gangtok
There are multiple good hospitals for LASIK Laser surgery near Gangtok, including AIIMS, Eye Mantra, The Eye & Vision Center. Eye Mantra is considered to be the best place for LASIK surgery in Gangtok & the NCR region.
At Mantra Care Gangtok, we are a team of top refractive surgeons who’re skilled in performing the LASIK, SMILE, Contoura, PRK and ICL surgeries. We have helped more than 10,000 patients in Gangtok to get rid of contact lens and glasses.
Our Gangtok Lasik treatment centers are near these localities
- MG Marg
Top LASIK Surgeons in Gangtok
Dr. Rajat Jain
Dr. Shweta Jain
Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, Lasik
Dr. Poonam Gupta
Dr. Lalit Chaudhary
LASIK Eye Surgery Facilities in Gangtok
Eye LASIK Machine
LASIK surgery is a procedure that eliminates and decreases the requirement of glasses or contact lens. An excimer laser gently reshapes the cornea with computer-controlled accuracy to fix nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. You can here view our locations of Lasik Surgery In India.
LASIK surgery in Gangtok starts at cost of Rs 15,000/- per eye. But the cost can go up to Rs 50,000/eye for advanced procedures such as PRK, Bladeless, SmartSurf and Smile. If you have health insurance, you can get Lasik done under insurance. Eye Mantra Gangtok also offers EMI option starting Rs. 500/ month.
LASIK surgery usually takes 15-20 minutes for each eye and all depends on the vision problem you are having.
You are eligible for Lasik Surgery in Gangtok if you meet the following criteria:
- More than 18 years of age.
- No history or findings of active corneal disease.
- No frequent changes in the prescription of your glasses or contact lenses.
- No issue of dry eyes
LASIK procedures are very safe and US FDA approved. However, like any other surgical procedure it can have some complications which are extremely rare.
Some patients might experience mild dryness in eyes which is usually relieved by lubricating drops and disappears over time. Some may also experience temporary halos during night time which also reduces with time. Immediately after LASIK one might experience mild heaviness and blurring of vision.
No, LASIK surgery is not a painful procedure. Infact, more than 95% patients in Gangtok experienced no feeling of pain post their LASIK surgery.
Yes, most patients in Gangtok get both eyes treated at the same time. This is also recommended by doctors as well.