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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
35 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.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Very short: Most people see well enough to drive a car the next day.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
20 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Every eye heals differently, even on the same person. Discuss your concerns with the surgeon who did the procedure.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Remington
23 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Bustos
17 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Remington
23 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 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Laser eye: I don't think so. You should give time to heal.

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