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How does having laser eye surgery compromise being able to enjoy scuba diving?

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 more

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Scuba Diving (Definition)

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


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Does having laser eye surgery give any long term side effects?

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 more

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Does having laser eye surgery have any long or short term side effects?

Does having laser eye surgery have any long or short term side effects?

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

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Some sites seem to think having laser eye surgery can lead to some horrible condition. What are common risks?

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

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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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What is the drawback of having laser eye surgery?

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 more

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Can you tell me how has laser eye surgery changed in the past 15 years?

Can you tell me how has laser eye surgery changed in the past 15 years?

Ophthalmic Lasers: Lasers have been used for 1.Glaucoma treatment : NdYAG. Argon. Krypton. Dye lasers, SLT and now the new ECP Endoscopic CycloPhotocoagulation (ECP) 2. CATARACTS : Femtosecond laser by Optimedica is still experimental. 3. Corneal Refractive Laser surgery with a femtosecond laser works with extremely short infrared laser pulses. One pulse is 1 femtosecond or 0.000000000000001 second to create ...Read more

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How often can you need a touch up or enhancement after laser eye surgery?

How often can you need a touch up or enhancement after laser eye surgery?

Depends on your eyes: The corrective effects of laser vision correction are usually permanent. Occasionally, there can be a small healing response or rarely a thinning of the cornea that causes its shape to change and the prescription to shift. As well, as one approaches the 50s and beyond, changes in the natural lens of the eye cause prescription changes despite how effective lasik was. ...Read more

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How frequently do you need a touch up or enhancement after laser eye surgery?

15%: National averages run from about 5-15% need an enhancement treatment. The higher the initial prescription the greater the likelihood. ...Read more

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Could laser eye surgery correct loss of visual field vision?

Could laser eye surgery correct loss of visual field vision?

No: It will not affect your field of vision. Of course, a 44 year old should have a normal field of vision. If you do not, that should be fully evaluated. ...Read more

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Laser (Definition)

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