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Lasik surgery for technical services in upsc.

Guys if any one can please help me with this.
Recently upsc has allowed lasik surgery even for technical services. Upsc has not said anything about the SMILE surgery which is comparatively new.
Is Relex SMILE as well allowed ?? As it also comes under refractive surgery , Should it be assumed that Relex SMILE surgery is allowed for technical services ??

Comments

  • SMILE is essentially LASIK without a corneal flap, right? An improvement over LASIK? I guess it should be OK. UPSC isn't very particular about visual standards, unlike the military.
  • LASIK allowed even in military.

    Yes, but they've got very stringent standards for LASIK candidates. UPSC's requirements are not placed in the public domain, so I guess they aren't too particular about it.
  • Do it 1-2 years prior to medical test, they wouldn't be able to detect.

    But during the medical , they do ask us in the form whether we have done LASIK ...and we have done LASIK we will we refered to the board of opthalmologists who will see our case in very detail.
    So hiding might be a bit of risk .
    But the 1st doctor is a general opthalmologist, he would at most see your eyes in the slit lamp. As u said it might not be detectable there.

  • Overlord said:

    SMILE is essentially LASIK without a corneal flap, right? An improvement over LASIK? I guess it should be OK. UPSC isn't very particular about visual standards, unlike the military.

    Yes it is. But the FDA of USA has not yet approved it. They are still examining it , might be because it's still new.
    In the gazette , it is stated that lasik and refractive surgeries are allowed but they will be further refered to a special board of opthalmologists. So smile being a type of refractive surgery it should be allowed right ?? Even lasik was not allowed 3 years back.
    Now that they have allowed lasik , there doesn't seem any reason to disallow lasik , right ????
  • My opthalmologist told me that if any eye specialist is conducting a Medical examination he will easily detect LASIK surgery.
  • bro..photoradial keratotomy is equivalent to LASIK with least future risk.i think if u r eligible for LASIK automatically u r eligible for prk too.beacause LASIK was done only when ur corneal thickness is abt 450micron.out of which they will remove 200 micron,depending upon ur D's.while in case of smile lasik flap creation is not done it simple just like prk.but as per recent research prk and epilasik has more advantage over any other refractive surgery.in us military only prk and epilasik is allowed beacause of long term advantages.while in india too doctor will recommend u to adopt epilasik and prk if u r eligible for LASIK.smile lasik is very new to india and require time to expertise and awareness and it is still under clinical trials.we all know's that indian r drone entrepreneurs(copying entrepreneur) not innovative one.only few Institute have introduced this techie.it is recommended that u just go to various hospitals in delhi where medical examination for upsc is carried out and ask particular doctor regarding the same.lol
  • Guys if any one can please help me with this.
    Recently upsc has allowed lasik surgery even for technical services. Upsc has not said anything about the SMILE surgery which is comparatively new.
    Is Relex SMILE as well allowed ?? As it also comes under refractive surgery , Should it be assumed that Relex SMILE surgery is allowed for technical services ??

    will you provide me the document where LASIK is allowed in ips,rpf,irts and other tech service is written.
  • Guys if any one can please help me with this.
    Recently upsc has allowed lasik surgery even for technical services. Upsc has not said anything about the SMILE surgery which is comparatively new.
    Is Relex SMILE as well allowed ?? As it also comes under refractive surgery , Should it be assumed that Relex SMILE surgery is allowed for technical services ??

    will you provide me the document where LASIK is allowed in ips,rpf,irts and other tech service is written.
    Fine But from Upsc point of view every refractive surgery is allowed unless some severe complications happen...
    type appendix iii Upsc in Google...u will get the medical eligibility doc...where the word 'etc' is also mentioned for surgeries allowed.

    Now what are you are saying about smile is a debatable topic.. theoretically it has more advantages than lasik...when lasik was introduced 1st time , then too every one were scared about its long term advantages.
    Though FDA is still studying it , it is approved in Europe and almost all countries.


  • My two cents! If you're planning on not disclosing LASIK, please don't. I tried that in the Navy 1.5 yrs. post LASIK, took the opthalmologist barely a few seconds to spot the corneal flap on the slit lamp and got shouted at left, right and center.
    SMILE probably won't be detected, at least using the slit lamp (I may be wrong).
  • to sum up all..mark my word epilasik or c LASIK is far morebetter than any other procedure...most iimportantly it doesn't leave any permanent corneal mark hence feel free to opt no refractive surgery in upsc form..even shankar netralaya(shankar netralaya challenge)my ips friend adopt it.
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  • Guys. I have undergone SMILE surgery. Does anyone know if it is allowed or not. Please, this thing always worries me.
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