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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?

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

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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Will lasik eye surgery help serpiginious choroidopathy?

Will lasik eye surgery help serpiginious choroidopathy?

No: No. Lasik is to help with refractive errors, whereas serpiginous chorioretinopathy is treated through medical approaches. ...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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Is it okay to wear contacts just before lasik eye surgery?

No: You should be out of your soft contact lens for a couple of weeks prior to surgery (and even longer if you wear hard contacts). ...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

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What side effects do people experience after lasik eye surgery?

What side effects do people experience after lasik eye surgery?

Vision, dryness: Most lasik surgeries do extremely well with the apparatus well worked out into its fourth generation of improvement. The two major things seen are a final refraction not perfect (usually a little near sighted) and dryness. If it is strongly desirable to improve the vision to perfect an enhancement procedure can be done. Dryness is treated with drops and frequently lessens over time.. ...Read more

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How long it will back to normal vision after lasik eye surgery?

Hours: Most people have excellent vision within hours of having lasik. Many wake up seeing 20/20 the next day. Your surgeon will check you the next day to make sure things are going well. ...Read more

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What side effects after lasik eye surgery how long do they last?

What side effects after lasik eye surgery  how long do they last?

Glare, haloes: There are many side effects like glare, haloes, difficulty night-driving, dry eye, reduced quality of vision, blurred vision. Some or all can be permanent. Get a free consultation with at least 2 surgeons. ...Read more

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How do I know when will i be able to smoke after lasik eye surgery ?

Never without : Suffering some symptoms of dryness and irritation. For a variety of reasons, the ocular surface is compromised after lasik surgery. Consequently the ocular surface is intrinsically more dry. Smoking anytime will worsen that both from the effects of the smoke and the pharmaceutical effect of the tobacco. Discuss the situation with your doc and see if you can come up with an agreeable compromise. ...Read more

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What are the precautions that should be taken after lasik eye surgery?

What are the precautions that should be taken after lasik eye surgery?

Follow directions: Before your procedure, your lasik doctor should have gone over post-operative precuations with you. Some include not getting dirt, water (or your fingers!) in your eyes, using your eye drops as directed, and keeping your post-op appointments. If you have any questions about what you can and cannot do, please call the surgeon's office to go over the directions with him/her. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between laser & lasik eye surgery?

Please advise what is the difference between laser & lasik eye surgery?

Similar: Lasik is a type of laser eye surgery. It is the one most commonly performed, but there are others as well. Your eye surgeon will determine which is the best procedure for your eyes. ...Read more

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After lasik/lasek eye surgery do you need to avoid using regular lasers?

After lasik/lasek eye surgery do you need to avoid using regular lasers?

No: No you can still use laser instrumentation etc. As always, you should use proper eye protection when using a laser whether you have had laser eye surgery or not. ...Read more

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What side effects does lasik eye surgery cause, and how long do they last?

What side effects does lasik eye surgery cause, and how long do they last?

Dry eye, halos: The main side effects of lasik are dry eye and halos around lights at night. They can last from a couple of weeks to several months but can be managed readily with lubricating eye drops. ...Read more

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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