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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how is eye laser surgery today?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Laser Eye Surgery: Is very advanced today with the use of Femtosecond Lasers. Risks have decreased significantly. Still risk remain of: needing touch up; dry eye (see eyedoc2020@blogspot.com for treatments/prevention); infection (very rare); ectasia (very rare). See eyeMD for full evaluation if you are a candidate.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What do you pay for eye laser surgery?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Varies: The general range in the usa is $2000-$4000. The level depends on the locale, competition and other factors. You will see advertisements for very low price but will find that when you get to the laser treatment center, there are "essential" add ons which bring the price into the standard range. You will pay out of pocket as there is no insurance coverage for this.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How effective is eye laser surgery?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Depends on patient.: Eye laser surgery is great for the patient who is a good candidate. One needs to be evaluated by a lasik surgeon to determine this.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How old do you have to be to have eye laser surgery?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
LASIK: Mostly this is not done under about age 23 for the intrinsic changes in eye power to stabilize. There are a few special cases of this for special situations in younger patients. At age 42 you are well beyond these parameters.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is eye laser surgery safe?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: In general its very safe but you should have a complete eye exam for any unknown issues with your eyes.

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