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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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How much time does it take to start bodybuilding again after laser eye surgery?

How much time does it take to start bodybuilding again after laser eye surgery?

Two weeks: Two weeks should be enough if you had no problems after surgery. The main concern would be getting sweat and bacteria into the eyes during the work out. Wash your face before and after the workout. ...Read more

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Im thinking of getting laser eye surgery, I am 21 y/o. Any advice?

Im thinking of getting laser eye surgery, I am 21 y/o. Any advice?

Yes: 21 is an acceptable age to have laser eye surgery, so long as your eye glass or contact lens prescription has remained stable. You need a pre-operative evaluation by an experienced refractive surgeon to make sure your eyes meet the standards to make you a good candidate. Most lasik surgeons do not charge for the initial examination. ...Read more

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Why can't I watch tv after laser eye surgery?

Why can't I watch tv after laser eye surgery?

Give them a rest: Laser eye surgery can cause mild irritation for the first few hours after the procedure. It is also during this time that the eye can feel its driest. Keeping the eye open causes it to become somewhat drier, increasing the irritation and discomfort, and possibly even slowing down healing to some degree. ...Read more

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Can laser eye surgery cause pain during the process?

Can laser eye surgery cause pain during the process?

No: There is no pain. Most patients experience a pressure-like sensation for less than a minute, but it is not painful. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get a laser eye surgery?

How old do you have to be to get a laser eye surgery?

18: Fda cutoff, but can go younger for special cases. Most importantly, vision rx should be stable and the rest of the eye healthy. Higher risk of change in early 20s. ...Read more

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Can your vision worsen after you have laser eye surgery?

Can your vision worsen after you have laser eye surgery?

Yes: Always possible. Even without laser surgical complications, vision can still worsen after laser eye surgery. For example, you can experience myopic regression or a small change in prescription. You can have natural age-related cataract formation, presbyopia, or other reasons to develop worsening vision. It's a matter of when and how fast. ...Read more

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How bad do your eyes have to be to get laser eye surgery?

How bad do your eyes have to be to get laser eye surgery?

It's not how bad...: ... But more how badly you want it. Laser vision correction surgery may be beneficial if you need to wear glasses or contact lenses most of the time. You do not have to wait until your vision gets to a specific level before entertaining having the procedure. The lowest prescription most doctors will treat is about 0.5 to0.75 diopters (less than most people usually wear glasses for). ...Read more

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How often do you need enhancement after laser eye surgery?

How often do you need enhancement after laser eye surgery?

It depends: Looking at all patients the number is between 5 and 15 percent. However everyone heals differently so the number can vary. Many patients with larger prescriptions and higher astigmatism are more likely to need an enhancement. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Laser (Definition)

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