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Dr. Kurt Andreason

Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
OH
24 years experience male

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Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

LASIK Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

43 Answers
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Prescription - lasik: It wasn't the topography that measured your refraction, but for a younger person, it is not uncommon that whoever prescribed their glasses overprescri... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Red eye: You should be concerned. How did it start? If there was no incident trauma or chance you got something caustic in the eye, then if the vision is fair... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Cataract: If you mean what can cause a tear in the capsular membrane that surrounds the natural lens during cataract surgery, the answer would be: many things.... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Lasik eye rubbing: Avoid rubbing your eyes absolutely the first day, but preferably for a couple weeks. You can shower after the surgeon has checked your eyes the follo... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Eye movement change: If this is a new finding for you, then you should get this checked out immediately by a doctor, perferably an ophthalmologist. If this is long-stan... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Changing myopia: Briefly, there is not way to permanently correct myopia without surgery. Myopia is due to the combination of the eye length, the corneal steepness (r... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Halos, glare ; LASIK: One of the side effects pts are always warned about is the possibility that glare ; halos could be worse after lasik. But with modern lasers ; softwa... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Eye operation: I am unfamiliar with anything called a 'squint eye' operation, but if you have a surgeon who did the operation, you should be able to follow up with h... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Crossed eye: This condition is some type of strabismus, and in a young child should be evaluated urgently by an ophthalmologist--an eye surgeon/md. Sometimes glas... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Eye strain cataract: It is hard to say, but you should be able to follow-up with your surgeon or his staff to get this addressed. It could be the difference that remains b... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Eye trauma: You should see an ophthalmologist--an eye surgeon / eye md. Depending on the severity of the trauma, they may need to intervene urgently.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Lasik and dry eye: I let all my lasik patients know that dry eye could be a problem for 6-12 mon after surgery, and for older patients, mabye longer because they alread... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Pterygium: Read about it on the internet. The can be removed by an eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) if they become symptomatic, change vision, grow extensively or ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
New glasses: I'm not sure what you mean by danger zone. Many people need a prescription in that range (near-sighted/myopia) and are just fine with their glasses. ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Eye honey: Seriously? The iris of the eye is the color it is largely because of the extent of pigmentation granules associated with the cells there. Lightening... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Astigmatism: Astigmatism simply means that with respect to the optics of the eye, instead of being completely spherical, in one axis or the other the opics are mor... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Pimple?: I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean your eyelid? Or is it on the white of the eye itself (the conjunctiva)? How long has it been there and what... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Pterygium: Read about it on the internet. The can be removed by an eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) if they become symptomatic, change vision, grow extensively or ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Operation: I'm sorry, but this is too vague. To find the right advice from the right doctor we would need to know what type of operation and the reason for it.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Same surgery: There are always risks of complications with any surgery; this should be fully discussed and understood prior to proceding, especially non-urgent or e... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Toric contact lenses: Check with your optomitrist who prescribed them. Some times the fit and ride of contact requires multiple visits and changes. It is not usually a pe... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Distorted vision: Sounds like a dozen different things. The doctor will evaluate the history of the onset, associated medical history, associated findings like pain, t... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Wrong lens: Yes, but it depends how wrong it is... It is a difficult surgery, and more things can go wrong. If you just need a little glasses to correct the dif... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
LASIK young: I would wait until after age 20, though you could do it earlier. If your vision is indeed worsening every year, than your prescription is not stable. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Milk vision: Not sure i understand the question. I don't think milk should have any effect on your vision unless you are looking through it.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Lasik enhancement: It is unclear the extent of the error, but usually enhancements are possible. You should continue to follow up with your doctor and see if there are ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
LASIK and wavefront: Surgery might help, but there are a few more details to discuss with your surgeon. How long have you had bad glare? Have you had corneal refractive ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
PRK: Prk is a type of corneal laser surface treatment that doesn't require a flap to be created, as in lasik. But it takes longer to recover from, and typ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Presciption number: Those are two different things, like how much you weigh compared to how fast you can run. Your glasses or contact lens presciption is measured in u... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Lasik better than 20: Yes. Many of my lasik and prk patients have ended up better than 20/20 in one or both eyes. That is a high expectation to have, but we always aim fo... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Post LASIK ectasia: Today the incidence of post lasik ectasia in well--trained hands is quite low. There are several factors that are considered when evaluating a pt on ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Pterygium: Read about it on the internet. The can be removed by an eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) if they become symptomatic, change vision, grow extensively or ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Astigmatism correctn: Absolutely. The vast majority of corneal refractive surgery, i.e. Lasik or surface ablation/prk, is for just that. Most people wearing glasses for d... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Red eyes: No, it means something else. But you should probably go see someone who prescribes glasses--an optometrist, for a basic eye exam. What you have exac... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Better than 20/20: Yes. On this scale 20/20 is the good normal. Some folks are better than this, which could be 20/15, 20/12, 20/10...
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Perfect vision: It is hard to come up with an exact answer of what perfect vision is. If we were to measure your eyes with a special wavefront scanner, and there wer... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Blurry cataract: See your surgeon. It could be postoperative swelling in the back of the eye, cells growing over the capsular membrane behind your new lens, glasses t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Crossed eye: You child has some type of strabismus, and should be evaluated as to the cause and also for correction by an ophthalmologist. Pediatric ophthalmologi... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Laser eye: There are different types of lasers used by different specialists for different purposes. Ophthalmology may use 5 different lasers. Dermatology uses... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Yellow eyes: If the whites of your eyes are yellowed, this could be jaundice, which is often related to liver problems, but may be related to certain types of anem... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
LASIK enhancement: No, that isn't true. Is this doctor an optometrist or an md/surgeon? You can potentially get an enhancement if needed later on. The eye would need t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
Lazy eye: Likely, but it depends what you mean by 'lazy eye' as people use that term differently. See my previous posts about strabismus. Ptosis can be fixed ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 24 years experience
PRK: Please see my other posts. It takes a few months to recover. Treat dry eyes with regular preservative free artificial tears. Follow up with your su... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Andreason is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Andreason is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

San Antonio Health Consortium
Completed 2004
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