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Can you drink the night before you have lasik surgery?

Can you drink the night before you have lasik surgery?

In moderation: A patient drank so much ( it was her anniversary) she felt woozy and thought there was an earthquake. ...Read more

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It's been 15 days since I had lasik.I can see lot of glare from lights at night .and my pupils enlarge sometimes .is this normal after surgery?

It's been 15 days since I had lasik.I can see lot of glare from lights at night .and my pupils enlarge sometimes .is this normal after surgery?

Glare usually clears: It can be caused by residual error, I usually wait 4 to 6 weeks to evaluate this. It is caused my swelling. It often improves at several months. ...Read more

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I've been having diminished night vision and diminished vision during the day wearing sun glasses. I had lasik surgery 13 yrs ago. Any suggestions?

I've been having diminished night vision and diminished vision during the day wearing sun glasses. I had lasik surgery 13 yrs ago. Any suggestions?

Diminished vision: There are many potential causes of diminished vision under low illumination including cataracts, low vitamin a levels and other disorders. This may have nothing to do with your lasik. Please see an eye doctor for a thorough eye exam. ...Read more

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I had LASIK surgery 4 years ago, and i just notice that my vission are blurred again., specially at night, i am a nearsighted before, what to do?

I had LASIK surgery 4 years ago, and i just notice that my vission are blurred again., specially at night, i am a nearsighted before, what to do?

Complete Eye Exam: You will need a complete eye exam to determine what is happening. If your vision is only blurry at night, it could be as simple as just dry eyes. Dry eyes tend to be worse later in the day, and can lead to blurred vision. It is also possible that your overall prescription is changing, but your daytime vision would also be bad. See you eye doctor. ...Read more

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Right eye, lasik 12 yrs ago, cataract surgery 2 yrs ago. Suddenly getting big starbursts outside at night. Anti-glare glasses don't help - what would?

Right eye, lasik 12 yrs ago, cataract surgery 2 yrs ago. Suddenly getting big starbursts outside at night. Anti-glare glasses don't help - what would?

Check up: Have your eye md check your refraction and examine the eyes. You have had cataract surgery in the past and your eyes may be developing posterior opacification of the capsule that surrounds your intraocular lens implant. Your eye md can tell you if a laser capsulotomy would help clarify you vision, or if is just a glasses prescription change. ...Read more

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How much does lasik surgery cost?

How much does lasik surgery cost?

Varies: The general range is $3000-$5000 for both eyes. The price depends upon local competition, and sometimes the state of the eye and the equipment used. Many ads promise a terrific price but you will find a list of required "add ons" in such places which brings the price to the usual range. ...Read more

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What can go wrong during lasik surgery?

What can go wrong during lasik surgery?

Risks are: significantly reduced with a thorough evaluation and making certain that you are a good candidate. They include infection, inflammation, over/under correction, dry eye, halos/glare. Most of these can be treated. Your eye surgeon should go over these in detail before you have your procedure and it will help guide your decision. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about epi-lasik surgery?

Can you tell me about epi-lasik surgery?

Epi-LASIK (or PRK): Epi-lasik is a form of advanced surface ablation. Prk is another form of surface ablation. These are procedures that provide similar results to lasik, except that the procedure is performed on the surface of the cornea rather than under a lasik flap. Epi-lasik is performed with a mechanical device that slides the epithelium off. The procedure is effective. ...Read more

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Would my vision change after lasik surgery?

Would my vision change after lasik surgery?

It can: I am guessing you have had lasik and are now experiencing a visual change which is termed regression. The eyes are a biological system and changes can occur over time, usually a recovery of some of the treated myopia. Check with your lasik surgeon if the change is noticeable. ...Read more

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When does someone qualify for Lasik surgery?

When does someone qualify for Lasik surgery?

After an evaluation: with your eye doctor, they will let you know if you qualify. Important factors are a stable prescription, a thick enough cornea to treat, and no existing eye diseases. The goal is ensure safety and satisfaction after the surgery. Good luck ...Read more

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Do i need to be awake during a lasik surgery?

Do i need to be awake during a lasik surgery?

Yes.: The lasik procedure does require you to be awake so that you can look at the target light of the laser. This is how the treatment is properly focused to give you the best vision. If you were asleep, there would be no way to properly center the treatment. The lasik procedure is relatively quick, usually about 10-12 minutes to treat both eyes from start to finish. ...Read more

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Can you improve your eyesight without lasik surgery?

Yes: Glasses or contact lenses are common ways to improve your vision without surgery. Otherwise there are no medications, vitamins or excercises that you can do to improve that have ever been proven to improve your vision. ...Read more

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How often do you need enhancements after lasik surgery?

5-10%: The general estimate for lasik enhancement is 5-10%. It is more commonly needed in people with greater refractive error pre-operatively. ...Read more

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What is the risk of having lasik surgery for better vision?

What is the risk of having lasik surgery for better vision?

Nothing is risk-free: The intra-operative complication rates are small, <1%, and the more common post-operative complications are dry eye and under correction. Overall, it is considered very safe, but every surgery has risks of infection (about 1 in 1000). Lasik also has risks for ectasia or flap complications. ...Read more

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Can the flap created by lasik femtosecond intralase surgery ever heal?

LASIK flaps: Typically do heal completely and are usually barely visible after this healing as taken place. If an eye is traumatized, the flap can be dislodged but typically this won't happen spontaneously. ...Read more

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Is the most advanced surgery besidei lasik or are there are other methods?

Is the most advanced surgery besidei lasik or are there are other methods?

Most Advanced: Lasik is the best way to get rid of your glasses or contacts. With the newest technology far-sightedness and astigmatism can be reduced. ...Read more

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What's all-laser lasik surgery used for?

Modern LASIK surgery: All-laser lasik is the most modern form of lasik surgery (and the only kind i perform) and uses a femtosecond laser to cut the corneal flap (as opposed to the microkeratome blade we used to use) and the excimer laser to re-shape the cornea. ...Read more

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Could lasik surgery correct astigmatism?

LASIK: Typically yes. The majority of astigmatism can be corrected with refractive surgery. However, in patients with severe astigmatism or with irregular corneas inducing astigmatism, it is not recommended these patient undergo surgery. A detailed examination with an eye surgeon specializing in vision correction surgery such as LASIK/PRK is the best next step to determine if you are a good candidate. ...Read more

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