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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Safely 1-2 months: The risk is that you might bump you eyes and dislodge the LASIK flap. After 1-2 months it should be pretty solid. But it is your vision and you shou ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv answered
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Lasik is performed to decrease one's dependence on glasses. It has an excellent safety record. One must first see an eye doctor to see if they are a ... Read More
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Dr. Rajesh Khanna
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Depending on age: Lasik is a good option fro younger people under age 45. Of course, they still need to be examined by an ophthalmologist to rule out keratoconus. For ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Yes: Yes. For appropriate candidates, lasik is q great options.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Reshaping the cornea: First a flap is created on your cornea with a blade or laser. It is then lifted and a laser is used to reshape your cornea (flatten it or make it more ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
LASIK: Your procedure will take 8-10 minutes. Your flaps are usually made first and then the laser correction is performed subsequently. There is generally ... Read More
Dr. Mark Sibley
45 years experience LASIK Surgery
What is Lasik: Lasik involves the surgical steps by the eye surgeon to treat & remove the refractive error of your eyes. This 1st step starts with a healthy eye ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Dryness: Expect your eyes to be dry afterwards (sometimes permanently) and you may have some glare to night. Also, lasik is for distance vision only (unless yo ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Several: Most lasik comes out well. Some with a proclivity to eye dryness may have short term or sometimes chronic eye dryness afterwards. There are complica ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
50 years experience Ophthalmology
Expect good vision.: Expect good vision the next day and excellent vision within a few days to a week or so. Expect some glare, haloes, eye fatigue, mild fluctuating visi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Happy thoughts: Be grateful you live in an era when correction of the vision is possible with this technology. Be happy you are eligible for correction eyewise and p ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Friedland
42 years experience Ophthalmology
Not as deep as LASIK: The flap in the cornea is not as deep so epi lasik is safer in patients with thin corneas.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
50 years experience Ophthalmology
LASIK: Laser in situ keratomileusis is a procedure in which the cornea, or crystal in front of the eye is reshaped under a flap in order to reduce or elimina ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Relatively: In most cases yes. There is always risk, but the success in lasik is in the high 90 +++ percentile. You need to be evaluated to discuss your specifi ... Read More

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