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A 40-year-old member asked:

Dose lasik vision correction work?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Of course: Lasik vision correction, in the properly pre-screened patient, corrects the vision and the goal is usually to normalize the vision so glasses or contacts are not needed. The vast majority achieve this outcome, and the rest usually get close. It is well worked out and a very safe procedure, with little risk.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Yes. It is extremely effective in appropriate candidates. See www.Pubmed.Com and fda trial data online.
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Yes: Lasik is one of the most successful of all operations.

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A 22-year-old female asked:

What do I have to do before and after lasik vision correction?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Garrett Caldwell
Dr. Garrett Caldwellanswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Lasik: Before lasik correction, you do not need to do anything special other than have the exams to be sure you are a candidate and to make sure they have all the information they need. Afterwards, you should be given antibiotic eye drops, steroid eye drops, and wetting eye drops. It is common to have dry eye after surgery for a few weeks due to irritation, so the wetting drops are very important.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Does lasik vision correction really work permanently?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Mostly: Lasik reculpts the eyes inert middle corneal layers into a corrective lens, restoring vision. Most eyes do well but a few undergrow a reshaping over time that we entitle "regression", usually in the direction towards the origin power. Sometimes this is minimal, but can be significant. Check with your lasik surgeon if your vision is changing.
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