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Can laser eye surgery fix eye floaters?

Can laser eye surgery fix eye floaters?

No: laser eye surgery such as lasik or prk is done on your cornea to correct your distance prescription. Floaters are condensations of protein located in a different part of your eye called the vitreous and will not be affected by laser eye surgery. ...Read more

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Does laser eye surgery work for retinal detachment?

Does laser eye surgery work for retinal detachment?

Outpatient Surgery: A retinal detachment can be repaired two ways. First, via an in-office procedure called a pneumatic retinopexy, and second, a more involved outpatient surgery employing a vitrectomy and/or scleral buckle. The first type is suited for a certain type of detachment that can be repaired with laser or a freezing treatment and a gas bubble injection, whereas the second type is done in the operating room. ...Read more

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Is laser eye surgery painful?

Is laser eye surgery painful?

No it is Not: Lasik eye surgery only takes around 15 minutes per eye. Your procedure will begin with topical anesthetic drops used to numb your eyes. You will be awake during the procedure, but you will be given a sedative to keep you relaxed. ...Read more

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Can the eye ball regrow after laser eye surgery?

No: Laser eye surgery does not shrink the eye and the eye cannot re-grow afterwards. Lasik re-shapes the front window (cornea) to account for the prescription in your eye. Occasionally, there are those whose prescriptions seem to return after lasik. This can be due to early cataract growth, or regression caused by a change in the cornea after lasik. ...Read more

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Swimming after laser eye surgery?

Swimming after laser eye surgery?

No: Swimming is not recommended after laser eye surgery to prevent complications, such as an eye infection/inflammation. Stay away for at least one month. ...Read more

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Can laser eye surgery correct myopic near sightedness?

Can laser eye surgery correct myopic near sightedness?

Yes: Yes. Most myopic patients do well with laser eye surgery. Although the laser are approved off higher correction, i generally treat up to -10 d (as long as everything else is normal. ...Read more

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Does laser eye surgery really improve eyesight?

Does laser eye surgery really improve eyesight?

Yes: Lasers are tools that your eye surgeon uses to treat many different eye problems. Laser done for nearsightedness and farsightedness should reduce your dependency on glasses or contact lenses. Laser eye surgery for glaucoma and retinal diseases is needed to stabilize and prevent deterioration of your ocular health. ...Read more

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Will lasik or laser eye surgeries replace optometrists?

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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Is laser eye surgery worth it?

Is laser eye surgery worth it?

Maybe: I assume you are referring to Laser vision correction or LASIK. There are many other kinds of eye laser. If you have uncorrected nearsightedness and/or astigmatism and are tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses then usually LVC can decrease or eliminate your need for these appliances in safe and effective manner. Everything depends on your surgeon and his or her experience and judgement. ...Read more

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Do people get lasik laser eye surgery on only 1 eye?

Yes: Sometimes people only have a significant refractive problem in one of their eyes. Its ok to only do the one eye. ...Read more

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Does laser eye surgery count as uncorrected vision?

Does laser eye surgery count as uncorrected vision?

Yes: Uncorrected vision is that experienced without the provision of eyeglasses. Therefore lasik corrected eyes count as uncorrected vision. ...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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Can laser eye surgery cure eye disorders?

Can laser eye surgery cure eye disorders?

Several : Lasers are used extensively in medicine. In ophthalmology they are used across many fields. In refractive surgery they are used to make cataract surgery safer and to help rid young adults of eyeglasses. In glaucoma we use them to prevent blindness in open and closed glaucoma. In retina disease we use lasers to prevent blindness in diabetic retinopathy, ocular strokes, and repair retinal holes. ...Read more

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Can laser eye surgery really cure eye disorders?

Can laser eye surgery really cure eye disorders?

Yes: There are certain disorders that affect the front surface of the cornea and a laser can ablate (remove) that surface. Disorders include superficial corneal scars, anterior stromal dystrophies and recurrent erosions. ...Read more

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Could lasik surgery cause eye floaters?

Could lasik surgery cause eye floaters?

Unlikely from LASIK: Floaters are caused by clumping or debris in the vitreous jelly of the eye. Most near sighted individuals and inidviduals over 50 see floaters at some point in their life. Any type of trauma can exacerbate floaters and if the lasik surgery was 'traumatic' the floaters in the jelly may be noticed or worsened. ...Read more

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Could vision get worse after laser refractive surgery?

Could vision get worse after laser refractive surgery?

Sometimes: After lasik and prk refractive surgery, there is sometimes a change back to some degree of the original refractive needs. This is due to the nuances of biology and does not reflect problems with technique. This is termed regression and can be fixed with an enhancement procedure if needed. ...Read more