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Dr. Tim Conrad
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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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Could one eye heas faster than the other after laser eye surgery?

Could one eye heas faster than the other after laser eye surgery?

Yes: Every eye heals differently, even on the same person. Discuss your concerns with the surgeon who did the procedure. ...Read more

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What to do if i got smoke in my eye 4 months after laser eye surgery?

What to do if i got smoke in my eye 4 months after laser eye surgery?

Eye drops: Getting smoke in the eyes can cause eye irritation. There is nothing about your previous laser surgery that would put you at risk of anything threatening either the surgery or your vision. Use of over the counter artificial years several times a day can provide some relief. If not, have your eyes examined, but do not be concerned that your laser surgery could be damaged or impaired by the smoke. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really bad eyes, is laser eye surgery right for me?

What to do if I have really bad eyes, is laser eye surgery right for me?

It depends on what: is causing your "really bad eyes". If your vision is correctable with glasses, then laser surgery can likely help you. To know if you qualify, you should have an evaluation done by an Ophthalmologist that offers LASIK or PRK. They will let you know if it is right for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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How bad could your eyes have to be to not be able to get laser eye surgery?

How bad could your eyes have to be to not be able to get laser eye surgery?

See below.: The fda has approved laser vision correction between 1 to 14 diopters for myopia (nearsightedness), and 1 to 6 diopters for hyperopia (farsightedness). Most surgeons are more conservative than these limits and find the best results for less than 9 diopters for myopia and less than 4 diopters for hyperopia. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me where is the best place to have a laser eye surgery?

Could you please tell me where is the best place to have a laser eye surgery?

Laser eye center: Ask a local ophthalmologist or optometrist. Your best bet is to see someone who has performed hundreds if not thousands of procedures. I had mine done by a highly trained ophthalmologist at a laser eye center near my home. ...Read more

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Can laser eye surgery cure eye disorders?

Can laser eye surgery cure eye disorders?

Several : Lasers are used extensively in medicine. In ophthalmology they are used across many fields. In refractive surgery they are used to make cataract surgery safer and to help rid young adults of eyeglasses. In glaucoma we use them to prevent blindness in open and closed glaucoma. In retina disease we use lasers to prevent blindness in diabetic retinopathy, ocular strokes, and repair retinal holes. ...Read more

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Can laser eye surgery really cure eye disorders?

Can laser eye surgery really cure eye disorders?

Yes: There are certain disorders that affect the front surface of the cornea and a laser can ablate (remove) that surface. Disorders include superficial corneal scars, anterior stromal dystrophies and recurrent erosions. ...Read more

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Thinking about having laser eye surgery is it safe?

Thinking about having laser eye surgery is it safe?

Type?: Depends on the procedure and risk level for your eye (coexisting problems, etc), sort it out with eyecare specialist. ...Read more

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At what age is a teenager ready for laser eye surgery?

At what age is a teenager ready for laser eye surgery?

18 years: Children's prescriptions tend to change frequently until the late teens. As well, the fda has approved laser vision correction surgery for individuals who are 18 years and older. More importantly, however, your eye glass or contact lens prescription should not be changing significantly from year to year in order to qualify. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Laser (Definition)

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