A 38-year-old member asked:
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is it be safe for my friend to get laser eye surgery?

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Dr. Sheron Marshall
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes!: If your friend is an appropriate candidate, then refractive laser surgery is absolutely safe. It is surgery, and there are risks involved, but the majority of people who have lasik/prk/or advanced surface ablation do great! be sure to follow the instructions your surgeon provides.
Answered on Feb 1, 2013
Dr. Mihir Parikh
25 years experience LASIK Surgery
It definitely can be: The safety of lasik surgery is dependent on how good of a candidate the patient is and how experienced the surgeon and his/her staff is in performing the procedure.
Answered on Jul 20, 2015
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Dr. Richard Witlin
45 years experience LASIK Surgery
Laser vision correction is one of the safest surgical procedures around. The key to success is to make sure you are a good candidate for the procedure, as not everyone is.
Mar 15, 2013

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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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