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Is lasik eye surgery a cosmetic procedure?

Is lasik eye surgery a cosmetic procedure?

LASIK surgery: Lasik surgery is an elective surgery that is typically not covered by insurance. Another term is to call lasik a self-pay surgery (rather than an insurance-covered procedure). I hope this helps best regards bill trattler, md. ...Read more

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Cornea (Definition)

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Cornea surgery (Tip)

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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Can laser eye surgery fix eye floaters?

Can laser eye surgery fix eye floaters?

No: laser eye surgery such as lasik or prk is done on your cornea to correct your distance prescription. Floaters are condensations of protein located in a different part of your eye called the vitreous and will not be affected by laser eye surgery. ...Read more

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Could lasik surgery correct astigmatism?

Could lasik surgery correct astigmatism?

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 more

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Cornea surgery (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Could cataract surgery fix nearsighted eyes ?

Could cataract surgery fix nearsighted eyes ?

Yes: With cataract surgery, your eyes are measured and a lens implant can be placed that leaves you near sighted, or far sighted. Today's premium lens implants can do both. ...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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Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Cornea surgery (Tip)

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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Vitrectomy eye surgery if macula hole retinal detachment?

Vitrectomy eye surgery if macula hole retinal detachment?

Yes: Most common procedure to repair a retinal detachment resulting from a macular hole is a vitrectomy (remove the fluids from the back of the eyeball), replace it with a gas, and position the patient face down for some period of time (sometimes weeks) to allow the hole to close and the detachment to resolve. Most macular holes do not cause a detached retina, but many require a similar operation. ...Read more

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Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Cornea surgery (Tip)

Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See more

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Will lasik or laser eye surgeries replace optometrists?

No: No. Even after laser surgery, people need to have regular eye examinations to ensure ocular health (especially if they had a high prescription or have other ocular or systemic disease). Not all patients are able to have laser eye surgery and those patients will need glasses or contact lenses for vision correction. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery safe?

Is lasik eye surgery safe?

Amost always: Nothing is 100% safe. Not even driving a car or crossing a street. Lasik is one of the safest procedures around but it's unrealistic to think in absolute terms of "safe" vs "unsafe". The patient has to be willing to sign the consent form that discloses everything that can go wrong (very rarely) and be comfortable taking a small chance for a big reward. ...Read more

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Dr. David Brouwer Dr. Brouwer
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Cornea surgery (Tip)

When can pt start after surgery/injury? How many weeks are helpful? Does pt fax progress note to doc. ...See more

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Could lasik surgery cause eye floaters?

Could lasik surgery cause eye floaters?

Unlikely from LASIK: Floaters are caused by clumping or debris in the vitreous jelly of the eye. Most near sighted individuals and inidviduals over 50 see floaters at some point in their life. Any type of trauma can exacerbate floaters and if the lasik surgery was 'traumatic' the floaters in the jelly may be noticed or worsened. ...Read more

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What is prk vision correction surgery like?

What is prk vision correction surgery like?

Usually good: Prk alters the power of the eye by using the laser to sculpt a new lens into the cornea, the window at the front of the eye. Once healed, the vision is usually excellent and so the vision is as if you never needed glasses because in fact you would not need them. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
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Cornea surgery (Tip)

Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more

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Can laser eye surgery correct myopic near sightedness?

Yes: Yes. Most myopic patients do well with laser eye surgery. Although the laser are approved off higher correction, i generally treat up to -10 d (as long as everything else is normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson Dr. Jacobson
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Cornea surgery (Tip)

Persistence, insistence are friends indeed sloth and pessimism are not your friends. Set your eye on the goal. ...See 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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Can corrective lense fix double vision or ghosting after lasik operation?

Can corrective lense fix double vision or ghosting after lasik operation?

Yes: Yes. A rigid gas permeable or hybrid contact lens will likely correct this issue. You should see your corneal surgeon to make sure something else is not causing this issue. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlos Satulovsky Dr. Satulovsky
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Cornea surgery (Tip)

Videotape yourself stating your next goal, and watch them a couple of months later. ...See more

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Can corneal surgery correct my astigmatism?

Can corneal surgery correct my astigmatism?

Yes.: The advancement in corneal surgery with the use of laser assistance has become more precise as time moves on. Measurements are taken of your corneal curvature and thickness prior to laser assisted surgery that is directed to correcting both spherical (myopic or hyperopic) and astigmatic refractive errors that one may have. The most common laser assisted corneal surgery is lasik. ...Read more

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Should vision worsen after corneal transplant surgery?

Should vision worsen after corneal transplant surgery?

Yes: Yes initially after transplant surgery your vision may be worse. Depending on the type fo transplant it may take anywhere from 3-12 months to recover. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint Dr. Wint
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Cornea surgery (Tip)

Rehabilitation is key. To heal from injury. Working to get better pays off you'll see. ...See more

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Iol lens shifts after surgery?

Iol lens shifts after surgery?

Sometimes: Most iol's remain in a stable place and position after cataract surgery. Some might shift a little in position due to the biology of healing. Occasionally there is a big shift which might require repositioning surgery. ...Read more

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Can refractive surgery improve my eye vision?

Can refractive surgery improve my eye vision?

Depends: If your vision can be improved with glasses, this is likely a good solution. However, visual losses due to disease, amblyopia, abnormality of the eye formation, etc. are conditions where refractive surgery would not help. ...Read more

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Cornea surgery (Tip)

So you are writing on first grade lined paper. It was fun then and did not hurt. Make it fun now. You will laugh at it when it's all over. ...See more

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Can I wear hard contacts after having cornea surgery?

Can I wear hard contacts after having cornea surgery?

Depends: Depends on the type of corneal surgery, the post-operative shape of the cornea, the surface stability, etc. In many cases of corneal transplantation, contacts can be used but must be fitted very well by an experienced contact lens fitting doctor. ...Read more

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Ulcerated cornea/surgery on eye. What can I expect?

Ulcerated cornea/surgery on eye. What can I expect?

What surgery: This is definitely something that needs to be seen to determine the diagnosis and appropriate treatment. If the ulcer is so deep that there is a risk of penetrating the eye then a surgical procedure is necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Cornea surgery (Tip)

Work your hardest through the pain for faster better recovery. ...See more

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Could my father have cornea surgery after having eye damaged during cataract surgery ?

Could my father have cornea surgery after having eye damaged during cataract surgery ?

Edema p Cataract Sur: Yes, vision can worsen after cataract surgery temporarily due to swelling of the cornea or sometimes macula. Steroid and nonsteroid drops help with the healing. Vision improves in the vast majority of patients after healing. If corneal swelling/edema does not resolve, PBK: pseudophakic bullous keratopathy can occur requiring a corneal transplant: high success rate, low complication rate. ...Read more

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Dr. Caroline Cribari Dr. Cribari
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Cornea surgery (Tip)

Do it, use it, or lose the benefit! ...See more

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Any special care required after cornea replacement surgery?

Eye drops&protection: use your eye drops according to directions, keep cornea protected and regular follow-ups with your eye md ...Read more

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My sis in law had a cornea eye surgery and she was told that she can't have any pain reliever it's been 1 week since the surgery?

My sis in law had a cornea eye surgery and she was told that she can't have any pain reliever it's been 1 week since the surgery?

Speak to the surgeon: Are you certain there should be a significant level of pain after the procedure? Was it prk that was performed? Do you know why pain medication was not allowed? I think speaking to the surgeon would be best. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
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Cornea surgery (Tip)

There is no trick. Follow the directions of your therapist. Do not overdo it. ...See more

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I had cornea eye surgery 2 months ago on my left eye now my right eye keeps twitching why is that is it normal or should I be worried?

I had cornea eye surgery 2 months ago on my left eye now my right eye keeps twitching why is that is it normal or should I be worried?

Sounds normal: Twictching is usually benign, esp in a young person. Has nothing to do with the surgery in other eye. Twitching that involves part of the face as well could be a problem. ...Read more

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My sister in law had a cornea eye surgery it's been a week and the doctor told her not to sleep on the side of the eye that got the surgery?

My sister in law had a cornea eye surgery it's been a week and the doctor told her not to sleep on the side of the eye that got the surgery?

Common protocol : By not resting the head on the side of eye surgery, you are protecting it against the undesirable pressure effect from the pillow against the closed eyelids. Usually, however, a plastic shield is affixed with tape over the eye prior to going to bed to protect it during sleep. This latter eye shield is usually all that is needed for protection and therefore, tends not to matter what side you sleep. ...Read more

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