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How Does Having Laser Eye Surgery Compromise Being Able To Enjoy Scuba Diving
See below: Generally speaking it does not compromise the ability to scuba dive. If you are over the age of 45 and get full lasik correction, you may have difficulty with near vision and reading your gauges. However, most patients ask about pressure differences and although there may be rare case reports of problems, in general lasik patients have no problems with future scuba diving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scuba stands for self contained underwater breathing apparatus when one used scuba equipment and dives one will take a tank with them that eliminates the need to keep returning to the surface this will allow one to stay submerged for up to an hr and perform underwater exploration or ...Read more
Rarely: Laser eye surgery (lasik or prk) is generally safe long term; however as with all surgical procedures there can be long term problems. These include chronic dry eye, thinning of the cornea (ectasia) , glare, to mention just of few of the more common ones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of laser?: If for diabetic retinopathy, it may slow the progession of retinopathy, hence delaying blindness. Aggressive diabetes control is essential. What ever it takes under the supervision of a pcp or endocrinologist eager to treatit well. Most important, is your aggresive desire to treat it (cant wish good results. You need to go the extra mile for the rest of your life). ...Read more
a few items: While most lasik works well with excellent results a few do not match the target and may need a little extra called an enhancement. Lasik will not correct presbyopia, the need for near correction past age 40. Lasik might induce some degree of eye dryness which requires lubricating drops. Other issues are very rare ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some sites seem to think having laser eye surgery can lead to some horrible condition. What are common risks?
Dry Eye: For the most part, laser eye surgery is safe and very effective. However, any procedure can carry risks. Most common risk is dry eye. Other risks include infection and inflammation. It is very important to get a thorough eye examination and discuss the procedure and it's risks with your ophthalmologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Free LASIK?: The question is why you are receiving free lasik. Some surgeons will not charge their first patients. If your surgeon has an experienced mentor, this may be ok. Others may want to try out new equipment and that may not be such a good idea. It is also important to find out if you are a good candidate and this can be checked by seeking a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What will my vision be after lasik surgery? I am severely nearsighted and currently wear glasses that correct my vision to nearly 20/20. I am concerned that laser eye surgery will not be able to restore my vision to that level. Can lasik return my vision
If : If your ophthalmologist feels that you qualify for lasik surgery, then there is a good chance that you will reach the 20/20 level after lasik surgery, as over 90% of patients undergoing lasik reach 20/20 after surgery. However, not everyone qualifies for lasik (especially those patients with high levels of nearsightedness such as over -10.0 d) and not everyone achieves 20/20 vision. My advice would be to have your eyes evaluated and then ask your surgeon to give you an estimate of what your particular chances are for reaching 20/20. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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