Consulted Dr. Lakshmy S (Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon) for Cataract Surgery
I recommend the doctor
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I got both eyes cataract surgery (MICS - Micro Incision Cataract Surgery) done here by Dr. Lakshmy over the past two weeks. And, let me say that the experience is certainly 'worth writing home about.'
This is a great place for anyone needing help with eye problems and vision. The clinc itself is spotlessly clean and well laid out. The nurses and staff were very friendly and supportive, most encouraging for a nervous someone like me who has never gone into an OT for anything, ever.
For the best part, everything is under one roof. From general health check-up (blood test, urine test, EKG, BP, pharmacy, etc.) leading right upto surgery is "in-house". In other words, you are not sent across town to different labs for tests, or say, to another 'speciality' hospital for surgery - just an elevator ride to the first or the second floor.
For a pre-surgery proceedure, an IOLMaster (laser) was used to measure the depth of the eye cylinder to enable the doctor to select the correct power of the intraocular lens (IOL). In my case, Dr. Lakshmy scaned each eye thrice to ensure that there were no chance for an error. With any proceedure, she would always tell you what she was going to do and what to I should expect to feel or see.
Each eye surgery (with a week's gap) lasted no more than 15 to 20 minutes (including local anesthesia time). During surgery I felt nothing other than some dancing light show (aurora borealis?). After a short post-surgery observation/rest of 15 minutes or so, I was allowed to go home with the post-surgery medication in hand. Quick and precise, and as pleasant an experience anyone would like to have it.
Another thing that does not quite happen (at least not often enough) with 'big' hospitals. On both evenings post-surgery (done in the afternoon), Dr. Lakshmy would call me at home over the phone just to check if I was having any problem - nice touch. As for my cataract surgery, I now have perfect vision and with no undesired side effects so far, and hopefully, not ever.
Anything eye related, Dr. Lakshmy and her team are highly recommended.