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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 modified version of prk, where dilute alcohol is used to loosen the epithelium. The epithelium is slid to the side, and an excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea to eliminate myopia, hyperopia, and/or astigmatism. Then - the epithelial layer is repositioned over the cornea, and a bandage contact lens is placed. The epithelium will typical heal over ...Read more


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Is lasik eye surgery recommended?

Is lasik eye surgery recommended?

Yes: Lasik eye surgery is recommended for appropriate candidates who wish to decrease their dependance on glasses or contact lenses. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of having lasik eye surgery?

What are the dangers of having lasik eye surgery?

Risks: The lasik surgery carries no more risk than many other common or routine surgeries. With the amazing technology of the visx laser, intralase laser, risk of infection, glare, halos or diminished night vision is significantly reduced. ...Read more

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Do doctors recommend lasik eye surgery?

Do doctors recommend lasik eye 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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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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What are the risks and benefits of lasik eye surgery?

What are the risks and benefits of lasik eye surgery?

Benefits are: easy...better vision without glasses for distance. 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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Will lasik eye surgery help serpiginious choroidopathy?

No: No. Serpoginous chorioretinopathy affects the retina and/or optic nerve. Lasik only only corrects the glasses or contacts prescription and does not fix any retinal issues. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the pros and cons of lasik eye surgery?

Doctors, what are the pros and cons of lasik eye surgery?

Risk/benefit: The obvious pro is the reduced dependence on glasses or contact lenses. The risks, while small, can include glare and halo around lights at night, dry eyes, and of course the cost. It's a safe surgery but problems and complications can arise, discuss the details with your ophthalmologist and he can be more specific to your prescription and eyes. ...Read more

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In lasik eye surgery, do they put cuts like cutting a pizza?

In lasik eye surgery, do they put cuts like cutting a pizza?

No: You are thinking of radial keratotmy, or rk, an older technique pretty much abandoned since the advent of laser vision correction / lasik. Laser reshapes cornea without deep cuts or scars. ...Read more

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Is Lasik eye surgery good for someone that has keratoconus ?

Is Lasik eye surgery good for someone that has keratoconus ?

No: Keratoconus is an abnormality of the collagen of the cornea. LASIK should never be done if you have keratoconus. In some circumstances, PRK laser vision correction can be done. A newer treatment for keratoconus called cross linking can arrest the disease and improve vision in some people. You should consult an ophthalmologist (an EYE MD) to determine what is best for you. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kale
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Color Blindness (Definition)

Color blindness is 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