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How long does it take to see clearly after lasik eye surgery?

How long does it take to see clearly after lasik eye surgery?

Very quickly: Some improvement immediately, rapid improvement over a few days, stability over a few months. ...Read more

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Dr. Emil Chynn
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Lasek Eye Surgery (Definition)

Lasek is a modified version of prk, where dilute alcohol is used to loosen the epithelium. The epithelium is slid to the side, and an excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea to eliminate myopia, hyperopia, and/or astigmatism. Then - the epithelial layer is repositioned over the cornea, and a bandage contact lens is placed. The epithelium will typical heal over ...Read more


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How long does it take to do lasik eye surgery?

10-15 minutes: The surgery is not about speed, but outcomes. If the surgeon and patient are comfortable and everything is working well, this is a very fast procedure. I encourage patients to rest after the procedure so don't plan to attend any other activities for remainder of day. Its a little more involved them getting your teeth cleaned or hair cut. ...Read more

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How long does the whole process of undergoing lasik eye surgery take?

How long does the whole process of undergoing lasik eye surgery take?

15-20 minutes: While the entire procedure takes about 15-20 minutes, the treatment itself generally takes around 20-40 seconds per eye. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait before i can see again with lasik eye surgery?

How long do I have to wait before i can see again with lasik eye surgery?

Very soon: Although most are seeing again immediately after the treatment, it will be fuzzy/hazy requiring a driver and lots of rest. In an uncomplicated case, nearly all patients are seeing well enough by the next day to return to tasks such as driving. ...Read more

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How long it will back to normal vision after lasik eye surgery?

Hours: Most people have excellent vision within hours of having lasik. Many wake up seeing 20/20 the next day. Your surgeon will check you the next day to make sure things are going well. ...Read more

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What side effects after lasik eye surgery how long do they last?

What side effects after lasik eye surgery  how long do they last?

Glare, haloes: There are many side effects like glare, haloes, difficulty night-driving, dry eye, reduced quality of vision, blurred vision. Some or all can be permanent. Get a free consultation with at least 2 surgeons. ...Read more

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Are the effects of lasik eye surgery long lasting?

Yes: If your prescription is eliminated by lasik, it should be stable forever unless some other issue changes your prescription (such as cataract formation). ...Read more

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Lasik eye surgery can go long life time without any problem?

Lasik eye surgery can go long life time without any problem?

Could: yes, it could last for a long time. It depends on patient eye and health condition. It can be more stable up to 40 yrs old. Then the person may need reading glasses due to decrease accommodative power. If the person develops cataract then vision and refraction may change after 50. It can regress towards myopia. If its over corrected it may become hyperopic(farsighted) with time. ...Read more

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How do I take care of myself after getting lasik eye surgery?

How do I take care of myself after getting lasik eye surgery?

Avoid eye rubbing: Your doctor will provide the regimen his professional experience has indicated. Most important after surgery you want to avoid trauma for the eye and get evaluated at the first signs of irritation which may indicate possible infection. ...Read more

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What side effects does lasik eye surgery cause, and how long do they last?

LASIK side effects: Lasik is an extremely safe and effective procedure. It can cause some dry eye abd glare/ haloes for a few months after the procedure but these issues typically resolve as the eye heals. You should discuss this with corneal surgeon. ...Read more

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