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Can you get colorblind after lasik eye surgery?

Can you get colorblind after lasik eye surgery?

Color blindness: Most color blindness is inherited. Lasik does not cause color blindness but optic nerve issues have been rarely reported after the procedure which could possibly alter color perception. ...Read more

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Dr. Emil Chynn
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Lasek Eye Surgery (Definition)

Lasek is a laser vision correction where the epithelium (the e) is lifted as a sheet and the laser is applied. In contrast in lasik the epithelium and a thin layer of stroma (the I for in situ) is lifted then ...Read more


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What's the best lasik eye surgery to get?

What's the best lasik eye surgery to get?

Surgeon can decide: 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

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Can any adult wear contacts or get a lasik eye surgery?

Depends: On the degree of astigmatism and other factors that bear on contact lens tolerance. More adults are candidates for contacts than lasik. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get lasik eye surgery if you are blind in one eye?

Is it possible for you to get lasik eye surgery if you are blind in one eye?

Lasik surgery: This presents added risk to a monocular vision individual and if a normally acceptable complication should occur you could come out handicapped. ...Read more

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Lasik eye surgery. What are the side effects of it. Till what age can I get it done?

Lasik eye surgery. What are the side effects of it. Till what age can I get it done?

LASIK age: There is no age limit for lasik but other eye disease such as cataract, glaucoma, retinal disease, etc should be evaluated preoperatively. ...Read more

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I was told I cannot get lasik eye surgery because I have thin corneas. Are there other options?

I was told I cannot get lasik eye surgery because I have thin corneas. Are there other options?

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

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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

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I had a lasik eye surgery 10 years ago, and I got shortsighted again. Can I have still get another surgery?

I had a lasik eye surgery 10 years ago, and I got shortsighted again. Can I have still get another surgery?

LASIK enhancement: Most patients who previously had lasik are candidates for additional laser if they end up over or under corrected. Thankfully most patients who have lasik will remain stable for a very long time. Please see your own eye doctor to see if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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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

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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

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

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How old should I be to get lasik eye surgery done?

18 yrs of age: Usually lasik is performed on individuals 18 yrs or older with a stable refraction for at least 1 yr. If your vision is still changing, then you are not a good candidate for lasik and should wait until your prescription has stablized and remained so for at least 1 yr. ...Read more

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What age should you be to get lasik eye surgery performed?

What age should you be to get lasik eye surgery performed?

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

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I am going to get a lasik eye surgery. What should I expect?

I am going to get a lasik eye surgery. What should I expect?

Quick recovery: The surgery will take about 15-20 minutes total. There will be little or no pain or discomfort. The eyes will be a little blurry that day but should be very clear by the next day. ...Read more

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My eye power is bc 8.5/sph -6.00 cyl -1.75/ax 180. Can I get lasik eye surgery?

My eye power is bc 8.5/sph -6.00 cyl -1.75/ax 180. Can I get lasik eye surgery?

Most likely yes: With current laser technology, a prescription of sph -6.00 cyl -1.75/ax 180 is able to be corrected very well. To determine if you are a candidate for LASIK, a thorough eye exam that includes measuring the cornea thickness would be needed. ...Read more

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If you already have good eyesight but you get lasik eye surgery, might your sight become even better?

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

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If I don't get lasik eye surgery, does that increase my chances of getting an eye disease in the future?

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

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What does the future hold for lasik eye surgery? Will the surgeries get more perfect if I way a few years?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: Dryness is probably the most common reason someone may experience temporary fluctuation in their vision after lasik, even for several months. There are effective treatments for this condition, including prescription eye drops and good artificial tears. ...Read more

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Should I wear glasses for a few more years until I can get lasik eye surgery?

Why wait?: If you want to continue to be wearing glasses, then that is your choice. I recommend having the procedure done and see the benefits of being glasses free. ...Read more

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Do you think I should get lasik eye surgery to fix my stigmatism? What are the risks?

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

Dr. Lawrence Kale
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Color Blindness (Definition)

A condition where an individual has a decreased ability or complete inability to detect differences between various colors. For example, red-green color blindness is the inability to distinguish between ...Read more