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Doctor insights on: Eye Regrowth After Laser Surgery

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more


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I use glasses that have the power of -7 in both the eyes. Can I undergo a zyoptix laser surgery?

I use glasses that have the power of -7 in both the eyes. Can I undergo a zyoptix laser surgery?

Maybe: This would depend on the shape and thickness of your cornea. You may or may not be a good candidate for lasik surgery. I recommend a full consultation for a better evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate. ...Read more

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Can laser surgery only be used for the eye?

Can laser surgery only be used for the eye?

Laser eye: There are different types of lasers used by different specialists for different purposes. Ophthalmology may use 5 different lasers. Dermatology uses them routinely as well. Lasers cut, burn, ablate, and open holes into tissue, but there are many areas where they are not that useful, and other instruments are better. ...Read more

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What are the risks of laser surgery to the eye?

What are the risks of laser surgery to the eye?

Laser eye surgery: Risk of laser eye surgery include dry eye, glare/haloes, possible need for enhancement, infection, corneal scarring, decreased vision, ectasia, and other problems. These issue are very uncommon though. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have -3, -3.5 power in my both eyes. Is that can be cured by laser surgery?

What do you recommend if I have -3, -3.5 power in my both eyes. Is that can be cured by laser surgery?

Maybe: The prescription you indicated is definitely within the range of powers that can usually be treated by laser vision correction surgery. This assumes your cornea and eyes are otherwise healthy. See an ophthalmologist for a consultation to be sure. ...Read more

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How do the eyes feel after nd yag laser surgery?

How do the eyes feel after nd yag laser surgery?

Like a sun burn: Nd yag laser is used to resurface the skin therefore after the treatment, the skin has a burning sensation for 2-3 hours and subsides. Ice cold compresses are key to comfort. ...Read more

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How do the eyes feel after nd yag laser surgery & how long does the recovery take are gritty eyes common?

How do the eyes feel after nd yag laser surgery & how long does the recovery take are gritty eyes common?

Pain is minimal: Co2 and long-pulsed erbium lasers are the more common lasers used in resurfacing eyelids and the face. Pain is generally not a major complaint with laser resurfacing. Expect a 50 - 75% reduction in the depth of facial lines and wrinkles with ablative laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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I've already got lasered on both eyes for tears a while ago and now i need more laser. what are the risks to laser surgery for retinal holes?

I've already got lasered on both eyes for tears a while ago  and now i  need more laser. what are the risks to laser surgery for retinal holes?

Small: Laser for retinal holes is almost always done on the peripheral portions of the retina where vision is usually minimal or absent. The effect is to seal off the holes so they do not lead to a retinal detachment. Sometimes this needs to be repeated if the initial treatment did not have the full effect. ...Read more

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Is eye laser surgery safe?

Is eye laser surgery safe?

Yes: Been around since 1990s. Safe if you are a good candidate, the proper preop evaluation has been performed to recognize any problems that may be encountered from lasering the cornea. ...Read more

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How effective is eye laser surgery?

How effective is eye laser surgery?

Depends on patient.: Eye laser surgery is great for the patient who is a good candidate. One needs to be evaluated by a lasik surgeon to determine this. ...Read more

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What makes eye laser surgery so expensive?

What makes eye laser surgery so expensive?

Well in short: Everything medical is expensive. If you take a piece of gauze and call it for hospital use it usually doubles in price. ...Read more

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What are the major risks of eye laser surgery?

What are the major risks of eye laser surgery?

Risk Involved: Lasik eye surgery is one of the safest procedures of its kind, with an excellent profile and success rate. Major complications after lasik are extremely rare, occurring in less than 1% of all patients. Most side effects are minor and can be easily resolved. Some risk are: dry eyes, undercorrection or overcorrection, temporary discomfort. ...Read more

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What are the chances of eye laser surgery going wrong?

What are the chances of eye laser surgery going wrong?

Very Low: Though there are rare complications, the vast majority of lasik surgeries are uneventful and have great results. All patients have dry eyes for several months postop. ...Read more

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What do you pay for eye laser surgery?

What do you pay for eye laser surgery?

Varies: The general range in the usa is $2000-$4000. The level depends on the locale, competition and other factors. You will see advertisements for very low price but will find that when you get to the laser treatment center, there are "essential" add ons which bring the price into the standard range. You will pay out of pocket as there is no insurance coverage for this. ...Read more

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Eye laser surgery ok for a 42 year old?

Age is not a factor: Age alone is not a limiting factor. Older people have a higher likelihood of other problems that may limit the possibility of laser surgery. See a refractive surgeon to ensure that you are a candidate. ...Read more

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How likely is eye laser surgery going bad?

How likely is eye laser surgery going bad?

Low: Generally, lasik is very safe and the risk of vision loss is far less than 0.1%. Like most surgeries, the risk of bad results decreases as the surgeon's experience increases. You should ask how many procedures the doctor has performed, what his/her rate of complications is, and the percentage of patients with similar prescription who have achieved their target result. This info should be available. ...Read more

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