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Why am I not allowed to smoke a day before lasik surgery?

Why am I not allowed to smoke a day before lasik surgery?

Dry eyes: Smoking can also decrease tear production, which can increase dry eyes. This is not a strict rule, but it will certainly help speed recovery if your eyes are more lubricated. ...Read more

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When will i be able to smoke after lasik eye surgery?

When will i be able to smoke after lasik eye surgery?

Smoking & LASIK: Smoking can make dry eyes worse - and that can impact the results of lasik. You can speak with your doctor - but the longer you avoid smoking - the better. ...Read more

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How do I know when will i be able to smoke after lasik eye surgery ?

Never without : Suffering some symptoms of dryness and irritation. For a variety of reasons, the ocular surface is compromised after lasik surgery. Consequently the ocular surface is intrinsically more dry. Smoking anytime will worsen that both from the effects of the smoke and the pharmaceutical effect of the tobacco. Discuss the situation with your doc and see if you can come up with an agreeable compromise. ...Read more

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Interested to know if people who have had lasik operation allowed to join the army?

Interested to know if people who have had lasik operation allowed to join the army?

Lasik: "LASEK and LASIK is disqualifying if any of the following conditions are present: (1) Pre-surgury refractive error in either eye exceeds + 8.00 to - 8.00 diopters.(2) At least 6 months recovery period has not occurred between last refractive surgery or augmenting procedure and MEPS medical examination.(3) There have been complications, and/or medications or ophthalmic solutions are required.(4) > ...Read more

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What is lasik?

What is lasik?

Vision correction: Lasik is laser in situ keratomileusis. The procedure uses a cold laser to reshape the front window of the eye (cornea) in order to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The procedure places the treatment under a flap of tissue that is created either by another laser or a blade. Lasik is one of the most commonly performed vision correction surgeries worldwide. ...Read more

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Does lasik hurt?

Does lasik  hurt?

No: The procedure itself is painless (although you will feel some pressure). In the few days after, you will have some scratchiness but you shouldn't have any pain. ...Read more

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What does lasik mean?

LASIK : Lasik is a procedure that refers to the creation of a corneal flap, followed by laser to reshape the cornea. The flap is replaced. The goal is to improve vision and reduce or eliminate the need for contact lenses or glasses. ...Read more

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What does lasik involve?

What does lasik involve?

Reshaping the cornea: First a flap is created on your cornea with a blade or laser. It is then lifted and a laser is used to reshape your cornea (flatten it or make it more steep), then the flap is put back down. It's blurry for a few days and feels scratchy. Eventually, your distance vision should be excellent. ...Read more

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What to expect from lasik?

Very good outcome: Lasik is an extremely safe and effective treatment for those who are good candidates. Visual recovery is rapid and painless. See a refractive specialist for more information and to determine whether you are a candidate. ...Read more

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I want to know about Lasik.

LASIK: This is a laser driven device to modify the cornea of the eye and shape a new lens to correct vision. It is safe, widely available with good results. There are many that offer it and they can tell you the details which are too numerous to list in this short answer space. ...Read more

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What must I expect after lasik?

What must I expect after lasik?

Dryness: Expect your eyes to be dry afterwards (sometimes permanently) and you may have some glare to night. Also, lasik is for distance vision only (unless you get monovision) so expect to use reading glasses if you are 45 or older. ...Read more

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Can lasik reverse after 15 years?

Can lasik reverse after 15 years?

Some amount of: regression can be seen with LASIK but generally it stays quite stable. Undiagnosed corneal disease and cataracts in old age can change your prescription after LASIK. ...Read more

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What are the indications for lasik?

Ophtho: There are some requirements such as testing the thickness of your cornea and your eyesight needs to be unchanged, for some eye doctors they recommend 2-3 years. These are the common requirements but there could be others. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about custom lasik?

Custom LASIK: Custom lasik, is in my opinion the best technology available. Instead of using the refraction (which is better 1 or 2) it measures thousands of points across the visual system giving a treatment that is precise to each person. The benefit is the ability to obtain better vision than can be achieved with the best pair of glasses or contacts and a comparative reduction in night time glare. ...Read more

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What does wavefront-guided lasik do?

What does wavefront-guided lasik do?

Custom laser: Its also called the custom lasik. Wavefront uses the person's eye print (similar to your finger print) to correct the person refractive error during lasik surgery. Each individual has his or her own unique eye pattern. ...Read more

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Can I drive myself home after lasik?

Can I drive myself home after lasik?

No: After lasik, your vision will be a little blurry. Also, you may get some sedation (valium) and driving would be too dangerous. ...Read more

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What are the complications of lasik?

What are the complications of lasik?

Lasik Safety: Lasik is an operation-It is safe, simple, & highly successful--20 million have had it- Most studies now show that the 5 minute Lasik is safer than wearing contacts- & after 10 years, it has become less of a constant cost,hassle, or risk than contacts.It is a safe operation but the risks are possible symptoms of dryness for weeks & the very rare possibility of poor healing,infection,scar formation ...Read more

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What must I expect after having lasik?

What must I expect after having lasik?

Expect good vision.: Expect good vision the next day and excellent vision within a few days to a week or so. Expect some glare, haloes, eye fatigue, mild fluctuating vision and dryness for a few weeks. ...Read more

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Will my vision be corrected from lasik?

Will my vision be corrected from lasik?

Depends: ... On what you mean by "corrected." lasik can help correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. At age 48, your need for reading glasses will not be "corrected" by lasik. That is caused by presbyopia, a loss of focusing power of the lens of the eye that usually occurs during the mid 40s. ...Read more

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