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What is the difference between yag and lasik surgery

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Lasek no cutting: Lasik involves cutting a flap in the cornea which will never fully heal. Lasek involves no cutting, just separation of the epithelium or first layer,... Read More
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 20 years experience
Lasik: The biggest risk of lasik is infection and fortunately this is both rare and treatable. Need for touchup, dry eye, glare and haloes, corneal scarring... Read More
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Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 27 years experience
Unusual,flap no flap: Many potential complications but the most serious are very unusual. Usually temporary side effects are glare, halos, light sensitivity, dry eye. A mo... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Flap: With lasik, a thin layer of cornea, the "flap", is cut and folded back before the laser vision correction is done. With prk, there is no flap and th... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 20 years experience
LASIK : Lasik is one type of laser eye surgery which corrects near-/ far-sightedness and astigmatism.
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Dr. Matthew Rauen
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
LASIK is laser surge: Lasik is one form of laser eye surgery where a protective flap is made in the cornea (with blade or laser). This is followed by another laser being u... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Similar: Lasik is a type of laser eye surgery. It is the one most commonly performed, but there are others as well. Your eye surgeon will determine which is ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Not the Same: LASIC is a procedure done on the corneas to improve vision. Cataract surgery replaces the lens of the eye which has become cloudy. See an Ophthalmolog... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Yes: Laser vision correction can be accomplished one of two ways; either lasik where a flap or lid is created prior to the actual laser treatment to "resha... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Laser application: Ophthalmology uses many types of lasers to perform specific treatments. The lasers utilized differ in the wavelength of light, the power, and the dura... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stan Coleman
Ophthalmology 65 years experience
Decision: Your doctor will advise which procedure is best for you.the price depends on what you need.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 37 years experience
18: Lasik eye surgery is fda approved for people who are at least 18. In addition your eye glass prescription should be stable for 2 years prior to consid... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Speak to your doctor: Congratulations on your upcoming lasik procedure! it should be a life-changing event! when you signed up, you should have been given instructions on h... Read More
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