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Doctor insights on: Lasek Vs Lasik Risks

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Retinal surgery laser risks?

Safe overall.: Retinal laser is used for diabetic retinopathy and for retinal tears most often. The treatments are usually safe and effective. Complications are rare though sometimes encountered. An errant laser can cause a black spot in the vision, but this is rare in experienced hands. Also rare are problems with the pupil dilating. The benefit of laser to patients should exceed the risks otherwise why do? ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery safe?

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 surgery safe?

Is lasik surgery safe?

Yes: Lasik is one of the safest elective procedures performed in the U.S. Any procedure has some risk though. Discuss this with a lasik surgeon. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery considered safe?

Yes: In general lasik is one of the safest surgeries performed. There are people who are not candidates for lasik. If you are concerned, ask your ophthalmologist about the safety of lasik in your eyes. ...Read more

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Tell me about icl vs lasik - refractive surgery?

Cornea vs Lens: Refractive surgery by sculpting the cornea to a perfect shape is achieved by the excimer laser (lasik) while correction of refractive error by adding a permanent contact lens(icl) on the natural lens in the eye ( lens augmentation procedure- gulani ac) is done when teh corneal surgery is inappropriate for that case ie. Thin cornea etc. ...Read more

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What are advantages of refractive surgery prk?

What are advantages of refractive surgery prk?

No flap: The advantages of prk over lasik are that it can be performed on thinner corneas as there is no flap to be cut. This also removes some possible complications. The down side is longer visual recovery and some post-operative pain. Consult a refractive specialist in order to see which procedure is best for you. ...Read more

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How risky is lasik surgery?

Very safe: Lasik is one of the most common and safest elective procedures performed in the United States. ...Read more

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Risks of corneal tattooing?

Risks of corneal tattooing?

Lots: There is risk of infection, scarring, and a reaction to the dye, among others. ...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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Is eye laser surgery safe?

Is eye laser surgery safe?

Yes: Been around since 1990s. Safe if you are a good candidate, the proper preop evaluation has been performed to recognize any problems that may be encountered from lasering the cornea. ...Read more

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Who should have prk (photorefractive keratectomy) over lasik?

Lasik and PRK: Various diagnostic test should be done in order to see if a person is the right candidate for either lasik or prk. Depending on a person's corneal thickness and corneal shape, these should be taken into consideration when deciding which procedure to do. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery considered a cosmetic procedure?

Is lasik eye surgery considered a cosmetic procedure?

Yes: Yes. Lasik is considered a cosmetic or elective procedure by insurances so it not covered by the vast majority of plans. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with lasek eye surgery?

What are the risks associated with lasek eye surgery?

LASEK vs LASIK : As a former lasik surgeon and patient myself i'm stating that lasek is safer in every situation. There really isn't any debate about that. The tradeoff is the recovery takes a couple of days longer. ...Read more

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Polycarbonate vs plastic lenses best for high myope?

Polycarbonate vs plastic lenses best for high myope?

Probably polycarb: Polycarbonate lenses are "high index" lenses . They are often used in high myopes to allow for the glasses to be thinner and lighter. They do have more chromatic aberration though. Discuss the various pros and cons with your optician before deciding what it right for you. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery a cosmetic procedure?

Is lasik eye surgery a cosmetic procedure?

LASIK surgery: Lasik surgery is an elective surgery that is typically not covered by insurance. Another term is to call lasik a self-pay surgery (rather than an insurance-covered procedure). I hope this helps best regards bill trattler, md. ...Read more

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Is prk preferred over lasik?

Depends: The outcomes at 3 months and beyond are essentially equivalent between the two. Prk is used over lasik in a number of situations, such as risk of contact sports, occupation, thin corneas, irregular steepness on topography, or surgeon/patient preference. ...Read more

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Will lasik or laser eye surgeries replace optometrists?

No: No. Even after laser surgery, people need to have regular eye examinations to ensure ocular health (especially if they had a high prescription or have other ocular or systemic disease). Not all patients are able to have laser eye surgery and those patients will need glasses or contact lenses for vision correction. ...Read more

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How expensive is Lasik surgery?

How expensive is Lasik surgery?

It varies: but generally between $1500-$2000 per eye. Some will advertise very low prices but the base price is for very low prescriptions and no astigmatism. Laser eye surgery is highly technical and requires a thorough evaluation, so shop around for the right doctor and not the cheapest price. Good luck. ...Read more