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When will I be able to smoke after lasik eye surgery?

When will I be able to smoke after lasik eye surgery?

Smoking & LASIK: Smoking can make dry eyes worse - and that can impact the results of lasik. You can speak with your doctor - but the longer you avoid smoking - the better. ...Read more

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Dr. Emil Chynn
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Lasek Eye Surgery (Definition)

Lasek is a laser vision correction where the epithelium (the e) is lifted as a sheet and the laser is applied. In contrast in lasik the epithelium and a thin layer of stroma (the I for in situ) is lifted then ...Read more


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How do I know when will I be able to smoke after lasik eye surgery?

Never without: Suffering some symptoms of dryness and irritation. For a variety of reasons, the ocular surface is compromised after lasik surgery. Consequently the ocular surface is intrinsically more dry. Smoking anytime will worsen that both from the effects of the smoke and the pharmaceutical effect of the tobacco. Discuss the situation with your doc and see if you can come up with an agreeable compromise. ...Read more

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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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What are some common problems that people have after lasik eye surgery?

What are some common problems that people have after lasik eye surgery?

Lasik: Most common issue post lasik is residual refractive error needing a touchup. Some dryness, glare & haloes are common early but resolve as the eyes heal. All other issues are rare. ...Read more

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Can you get colorblind after lasik eye surgery?

Can you get colorblind after lasik eye surgery?

Color blindness: Most color blindness is inherited. Lasik does not cause color blindness but optic nerve issues have been rarely reported after the procedure which could possibly alter color perception. ...Read more

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What side effects do people experience after lasik eye surgery?

What side effects do people experience after lasik eye surgery?

Vision, dryness: Most lasik surgeries do extremely well with the apparatus well worked out into its fourth generation of improvement. The two major things seen are a final refraction not perfect (usually a little near sighted) and dryness. If it is strongly desirable to improve the vision to perfect an enhancement procedure can be done. Dryness is treated with drops and frequently lessens over time.. ...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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What are the precautions that should be taken after lasik eye surgery?

What are the precautions that should be taken after lasik eye surgery?

Follow directions: Before your procedure, your lasik doctor should have gone over post-operative precuations with you. Some include not getting dirt, water (or your fingers!) in your eyes, using your eye drops as directed, and keeping your post-op appointments. If you have any questions about what you can and cannot do, please call the surgeon's office to go over the directions with him/her. ...Read more

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Do people need reading glasses after lasik eye surgery?

Do people need reading glasses after lasik eye surgery?

Maybe: It depends on whether the lasik was meant to correct your distance vision or your near vision (some people do one each for each of their two eyes - this is called monovision). Younger people your age correct the distance vision of both eyes, but later in life you will still need reading glasses unless you get more surgery. ...Read more

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Is there a replacement for betamethasone eyedrops after lasik eye surgery?

Yes: There are other topical steroids which can be used. Check with your surgeon for possibilities. ...Read more

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Are there any subtstitute for betamethasone eyedrops after lasik eye surgery?

Yes: It is customary to use steroid eye drops for several days after lasik surgery. There are several different brands of steroids that can be used. There are typically no adverse systemic effects from the steroid drops, as the amount of steroid used is quite small and the duration of treatment is usually short. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery safe?

Amost always: Nothing is 100% safe. Not even driving a car or crossing a street. Lasik is one of the safest procedures around but it's unrealistic to think in absolute terms of "safe" vs "unsafe". The patient has to be willing to sign the consent form that discloses everything that can go wrong (very rarely) and be comfortable taking a small chance for a big reward. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery worth it?

Is lasik eye surgery worth it?

Yes: Low risk procedure that works really well...Definitely worth it. And the expense for getting a lifetime of decreased glasses and contact dependence is priceless! ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery recommended?

Is lasik eye surgery recommended?

Yes: Lasik eye surgery is recommended for appropriate candidates who wish to decrease their dependance on glasses or contact lenses. ...Read more

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What is the best lasik eye surgery?

All laser LASIK: I believe that bladeless lasik is safer. A laser created flap is perfect most every time unless suction is lost, and even in the limited times I have seen that, there were no serious consequences. Wavefront lasik is often promoted as the most advanced, but in my experience, not absolutely necessary as long as spherical aberration is reduced with the ablation profile. ...Read more

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How accurate is lasik eye surgery?

Extremely so: Lasik surgery is extremely accurate. See www. Pubmed. Com or fda trial information online for more details. ...Read more

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How dangerous is lasik eye surgery?

How dangerous is lasik eye surgery?

It is quite safe.: Though there are obviously complications with any surgery, they are rare with lasik eye surgery. The vast majority of people do very well. ...Read more

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How effective is lasik eye surgery?

Very successful: As long as you have appropriate expectations, and don't have abnormal cornea or certain systemic diseases especially immunologic disease. ...Read more

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