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Does Lasik Vision Correction Really Work Permanently
Of course: Lasik vision correction, in the properly pre-screened patient, corrects the vision and the goal is usually to normalize the vision so glasses or contacts are not needed. The vast majority achieve this outcome, and the rest usually get close. It is well worked out and a very safe procedure, with little risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely: Lasik does a terrific job of providng glasses and contact lens freedom - in the right people. The procedure is fast, easy to tolerate and works great, but you must be a good candidate. Have an evaluation with a laser vision specialist in your area; this should be someone who specializes in only laser vision correction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Follow instructions: First, go to an experienced, reputable surgeon to be examined, educated and cleared for surgery, and then follow the instructions given to you. Preop, you'll be started on prescription drops one day before surgery, and instructed to perform eyelid scrubs to reduce the chance of infection. Postop, you will need to continue drops, rest, avoid getting water in the eyes, and do not rub your eyes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Often yes: Some form of enhancement can usually be done. Even this long out, the original flap can often be lifted for re-operation, so that a new incision is not made. The real question is why you have decreased vision this long after your original surgery. Occasionally, this is an indicator of early cataracts. See your eyedoc! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes but you will need to be followed closely. Steroid eye drops are often used after lasik. Some people respond with increase in iop to these meds (usually transient). Finally, lasik will have no impact on glaucoma progression later in life, but it can cause eye pressure to register at a lower level (an artificial lowering). Again, close follow up will be needed with or without lasik. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Some caveats, glaucoma disease should already be controlled and not severe enough to have limited visual acuity. Once the cornea is thinned, then it is more difficult to estimate the true pressure inside the eye to monitor for disease progression. Also flap microkeratomes increase eye pressure temporarily while making the cut so intralase laser might be a better way to create the flap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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