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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Does having laser eye surgery give any long term side effects?

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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How long should I stop wearing contacts before a laser eye surgery?

How long should I stop wearing contacts before a laser eye surgery?

It depends: It depends. If you are wearing soft contact lenses, generally 2 weeks is adequate. For toric contacts or gas permeable contacts, 3 or more weeks may be required. If you wore the old pmma contacts for decades, it could take longer. The best rule of thumb is to have the shape of the eye tested (topography) and have that repeated when out of contacts to prove that the shape is stable and not shifting. ...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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Had laser eye surgery and im blury in left eye. How long does this last?

Had laser eye surgery and im blury in left eye. How long does this last?

Depends: On what type of surgery you had, how the surgery was done and a host of other factors. Discuss your concerns with the surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you please lay out the long terms side effects of laser eye surgery?

Can you please lay out the  long terms side effects of laser eye surgery?

LASIK?: There are many types of laser eye surgery but lasik is the most common. Dry eye is the most common side affect and can be severe in 10% of these procedures. More severe side affects can happen if your corneas are left too thin or progressively continue to thin out. ...Read more

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Considering laser eye surgery. How effective is it and how long does it last? Does it help for astigmatism too?

Considering laser eye surgery. How effective is it and how long does it last? Does it help for astigmatism too?

Yes, generally: So long as you're a good candidate (which will be determined from your per-surgical testing & exam) you will likely have excellent results including correction of most cases of astigmatism. The results will probably last into you 40's when some degree of presbyopia (trouble with near focusing) will start. Discuss the specifics of your situation with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have just had a consultation for laser eye surgery, as my long distance vision is so good but my near vision is poor, it has been recommended that I only treat one eye.This means I have one good eye of each. I have been wearing a tempory contact in the

I have just had a consultation for laser eye surgery, as my long distance vision is so good but my near vision is poor, it has been recommended that I only treat one eye.This means I have one good eye of each.
I have been wearing a tempory contact in the

Monovision: Monovision is the term for one eye corrected for distance (it may be natural as in your case) and one eye corrected for near which allows for reasonable vision at all distances to compensate for older age sight (presbyopia). When I do this, i insist that my patients mimic this with contact lenses for a couple of weeks to see if it works for them. ...Read more

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How old do you need to be to get laser eye surgery? Do you need to be a certain age? My eyes are still changing and my vision is getting worse, but i'm interested in getting corrective surgery. How long do I need to wait after getting glasses?

How old do you need to be to get laser eye surgery? Do you need to be a certain age? My eyes are still changing and my vision is getting worse, but i'm interested in getting corrective surgery. How long do I need to wait after getting glasses?

The : The food and drug administration (fda) has approved laser vision correction after age 21. Should should definitely wait until at least that age, although some people's eyes change until their mid to late 20's. Make sure your vision is stable before proceeding. Your ophthalmologist should see you 2 years in a row to make sure that things are stable before performing laser vision correction. But again, i would wait until at least age 21. ...Read more

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