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Can You Drink The Night Before You Have Lasik 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?
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had lasik eye surgery a week ago and was accidentally hit last night, and now I am seeing double. Will this improve?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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