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can lasik surgery help you?

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Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 11 years experience
If your vision: can be corrected with glasses, then LASIK can help you be less dependant on glasses. Your doctor will evaluate you to see if you qualify for LASIK. Be well.
Dr. Niraj Patel
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
LASIK: For the right patient, vision correction surgery (LASIK/PRK) can be life changing. However, these surgeries should not be taken lightly. A very detailed, thorough consultation and eye examination with an eye surgeon is invaluable in deciding on whether to pursue surgery. Not everyone is a good candidate for surgery. If you are a good candidate, the procedure can be very rewarding and life changing

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How old do you have to be to get lasik surgery?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 35 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 considering lasik. Some eye conditions make lasik not a good option. Your eye doctor is best able to help you decide when and if you are candidtate for lasik.
A 53-year-old member asked:

Are there any long-term effects of lasik surgery?

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Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Yes! good vision! it appears for the most part, if you are a good candidate for lasik prior to the surgery, long lasting side effects are rare. The most common complaints are dry eyes and occasionally glare at night. If very rare instances, corneal instability could result, but fortunately this condition is not seen frequently.
CA
A 36-year-old member asked:

How should I prepare myself for lasik surgery?

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Dr. Daniel Goldberg
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Surgeon advice: Follow the advice of your refractive surgeon. Make sure all appropriate measurements are performed in advance. Use pre-operative antibiotics as directed.
TX
A 25-year-old member asked:

What should I do before my lasik surgery next month?

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 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 how to prepare for surgery (stopping contact lens wear, what to wear and what not to do the day of the procedure, etc.). If you are unsure what exactly you need to prepare, call your lasik doctor - he/she should be eager to answer all your questions.
Dr. Robert Fucigna
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Call your LASIK doctor and have a little chat, ask questions,take notes, and then enjoy your new vision by continuing the plan!
Jan 19, 2012
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it true there is a burning during lasik surgery?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 50 years experience
No: The procedure should be painless except for some mild pressure during the creation of the flap. Afterwards, the eye may burn, water, and be light sensitive for a few hours.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Dr. Tim Conrad commented
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
In my experience, a mild scratchy sensation that is easily treated with rewetting drops and tylenol is a typical amount of discomfort. This lasts less than a day.
Dec 11, 2012

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