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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?

Smoking: Smoking is not contraindicated prior to lasik but it is terrible for you and surgeon probably does not want to smell it on you. ...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?

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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