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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends on goal: Laser may be used to change the refractive power of the eye (lasik or prk), treat glaucoma (alt) , treat angle closure glaucoma (peripheral iridotomy) ... Read More

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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
36 years experience Ophthalmology
Doctor's instruction: Depending upon your procedure, your doctor may want you to rest your eyes for a certain period of time.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Give them a rest: Laser eye surgery can cause mild irritation for the first few hours after the procedure. It is also during this time that the eye can feel its driest ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
38 years experience Radiology
Nothing happens: Before. After the surgery you have to heal and you mightr have dry eye and other side effects - do a web seearch.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Very short: Most people see well enough to drive a car the next day.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
21 years experience Ophthalmology
It depends: Looking at all patients the number is between 5 and 15 percent. However everyone heals differently so the number can vary. Many patients with larger p ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Every eye heals differently, even on the same person. Discuss your concerns with the surgeon who did the procedure.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Remington
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye drops: Getting smoke in the eyes can cause eye irritation. There is nothing about your previous laser surgery that would put you at risk of anything threaten ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Bustos
18 years experience Ophthalmology
As needed: Most people don't end up needing any significant enhancements but the answer to your question is as much as needed. Hopefully that's never, but for th ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Remington
24 years experience Ophthalmology
15%: National averages run from about 5-15% need an enhancement treatment. The higher the initial prescription the greater the likelihood.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Laser eye: I don't think so. You should give time to heal.

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