A 35-year-old female asked:
question for an ent. does a myringotomy cause any hearing loss? and is the hole made for the tube insertion better done with a laser or a scalpel?
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Family Medicine 32 years experience
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A 37-year-old member asked:
How long does fractional co2 laser skin resurfacing usually last?
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Dermatology 25 years experience
Several years: No cosmetic procedure is permanent. But fractional resurfacing with a carbon dioxide laser can last many years if appropriate sun protection is maintained along with the use of a topical retinoids like retin-a.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Is eye laser surgery safe?
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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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A 34-year-old member asked:
Does having laser eye surgery give any long term side effects?
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Ophthalmology 15 years experience
Yes: The short answer is yes, but as there are many different types of lasers used in ophthalmology this is a difficult question. Any laser surgery is going to leave permanent effects. Most people referring to laser eye surgery are speaking of lasik. Overall lasik is a very safe procedure although symptoms such as dry eye, and halo's are common in the first few months after surgery.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
How long should I stop wearing contacts before a laser eye surgery?
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Ophthalmology 39 years experience
It depends: It depends. If you are wearing soft contact lenses, generally 2 weeks is adequate. For toric contacts or gas permeable contacts, 3 or more weeks may be required. If you wore the old pmma contacts for decades, it could take longer. The best rule of thumb is to have the shape of the eye tested (topography) and have that repeated when out of contacts to prove that the shape is stable and not shifting.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
What are some complications of laser eye surgery?
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Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Very Few: While laser eye surgery (lasik, prk) is very safe, there can rarley be complications that may affect vision. Most commonly, the eye may not achieve perfect vision, and an enhancement may be needed later. Dry eyes can occur and last for several months, and small abrasions may be present for a few days. More rarely, surface skin can sometimes grow under the flap, causing blurred vision.
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Last updated Jul 23, 2019
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