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Can You Get Colorblind After Lasik Eye Surgery
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No one procedure is best. Each eye is unique. Sometimes a visx laser and other times allegretto may be better.
Flap can be made with a laser or an automated keratome safely. Sometimes it is safer to do a flapless procedure. A good lasik surgeon who has all theses technologies needs to be found first. ...Read more
Yes: Prk can be used in the setting of a thin cornea. Treatment is done directly to surface of the eye - identical outcome to lasik for most refractive errors. However, recovery is much longer. Icl surgery (implantable collamer lens) is an intraocular procedure where a lens is placed inside the eye. ...Read more
Does anyone know if it is possible to get some kind of lasik eye surgery after having a retina detachment?
Very possible: It can be done for sure, but you need clearance from your retinal surgeon and from your lasik surgeon to see if you are a candidate. ...Read more
I had a lasik eye surgery 10 years ago, and I got shortsighted again. Can I have still get another surgery?
What to do if I have really bad eyesight! If I don't get lasik eye surgery will that increase my chances of eye disease?
LASIK and kids: I am a little confused by your question. Lasik just works to reduce or eliminate your need for glasses. However, it does not alter the chance for developing an eye disease such as cataracts or macular degeneration. So, you should not feel pressure to get lasik. Of course, lasik works well to allow you to see nicely without contact lenses or glasses. ...Read more
I want to get lasik eye surgery I am turning 18 I have had bad eyes for awhile... I tried glasses, and can't afford contacts. I would like to know the procedure of the surgery, how much it costs, and what are long term problems that can occur, can I the t
Most Importantly!: Lasik is a wonderful, "life altering" surgical procedure that changes the focus of your eyes. (every word in this sentence is important!) so reseting your focus does not treat any disease. It just resets your focus, which may change, but likely will not if your vision is stable. Surgery (like everything in life) has risks. If you can accept the small risks for the vision benefits, then go for it! ...Read more
At least 18: But there are many factors that you must meet to qualify for LASIK. One of the factors is a stable prescription for at least 1 year. ...Read more
If you already have good eyesight but you get lasik eye surgery, might your sight become even better?
No: Lasik corrects a "error" in your visual system such as near or farsightedness---if you have none of these, then there really is no reason for surgeon since there is nothing to improve. ...Read more
If I don't get lasik eye surgery, does that increase my chances of getting an eye disease in the future?
No: Having lasik laser eye surgery is not preventative of future eye diseases. It simply reduces or eliminates the need for vision correction. ...Read more
What does the future hold for lasik eye surgery? Will the surgeries get more perfect if I way a few years?
Lasik surgery: New developments are always being made in technology and technique. The current state of the art provides a safe procedure in the right skilled hands. ...Read more
After having lasik eye surgery is it common to still or to get blurry eyes not as bad as they were before but still bad to affect your vision?
It is your choice.: Lasik surgery for astigmatism is done to decrease the patient's need for glasses. The only benefit is reduced reliance on glasses or contact lenses. Complications are unusual, but include loss of vision. Talk to your ophthalmologist to decide whether you wish this done. ...Read more
Potential, 4 awhile: Depending on your unique corneal variables (astigmatism, level of myopia/hyperopia, corneal thickness, posterior corneal curvature) if all acceptable, then you have about an 95 to 98% chance to be out of your corrective spectacle/contact lenses. At least for awhile anyway. As you age, other factors enter the glasses freedom era, such as presbyopia, cataracts, corneal elasticity changes. ...Read more
How high does your number have to be to get lasik eye surgery? I'm near sighted and my number is about 1.5, is that too low?
LASIK: It depends. Some people will have lasik in the 1.5 d range, both for near or far-sighted prescriptions. The best way to see if you are a good candidate is to find a qualified lasik professional in your area and have a lasik evaluation. ...Read more
How old do you have to be to get lasik eye surgery? B/c I have bad vision and would some day love to not have to wear contacts/glasses!
There are: Parameters that must be measured to see if you would be a good candidate for lasik. You need to see an ophthalmologist to measure these parameters then determine if you could have it done. Correcting the distance vision will make it so you will need glasses to focus to read, close up. ...Read more
You can: You certainly do not have to have lasik to improve your vision, but by 18 you become a candidate for the procedure (assuming that your prescription has not been changing significantly and there are no other issues related to your eyes). If you would like to know whether you can take advantage of laser eye surgery, visit an ophthalmologist who specializes in lasik for a (often) free consult. ...Read more
Should I get lasik eye surgery to correct my nearsightedness if I'm already in my 20's, or wait a few years?
Whay wait?: Might as well do it now- I don't think any major change in technology is coming soon. ...Read more
I have a lazy eye and at the same I have very bad astigmatism in the same eye. Can I get lasik eye surgery on it?
Astigmitism and corrective procedures? I am near-sighted, and have worn glasses since high-school. I feel like my eyes are gradually getting worse. I really want to get lasik-eye surgery. However, I've been told that since I haveastigmitism, this procedur
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