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Im thinking of getting laser eye surgery, I am 21 y/o. Any advice?

Im thinking of getting laser eye surgery, I am 21 y/o. Any advice?

Yes: 21 is an acceptable age to have laser eye surgery, so long as your eye glass or contact lens prescription has remained stable. You need a pre-operative evaluation by an experienced refractive surgeon to make sure your eyes meet the standards to make you a good candidate. Most lasik surgeons do not charge for the initial examination. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...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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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Laser eye surgery (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
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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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How can laser eye surgery work?

How can  laser eye surgery work?

Laser vision: Surgery works by precisely removing corneal tissue changing the shape of the front surface of the eye. ...Read more

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Laser eye surgery (Tip)

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect amblyopic eye
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Get annual eye exam
Yearly
Use low vision aids if severe
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When can you get laser eye surgery?

See laser surgeon: Multiple factors make you a good candidate for laser eye surgery... over 18 if you are nearsighted, 21 if you are farsighted or have astigmatism. Eyes of disease and vision correctable with glasses. Sould not have certain systemic diseases or be on certain medicines. Corneas should not be too step or too flat or to thin, etc. In short, you will need to see a laser eye surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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How successful is laser eye surgery?

How successful is laser eye surgery?

Genererally excellen: Lasik surgery (and prk) produces excellent visual results with a success rate approaching 100%. There are a few minor issues like eye dryness but this can be dealt with. Discuss your personal situation with your eye lasik surgeon to see what is best for you. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Laser eye surgery (Tip)

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
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Is laser eye surgery worth the risk?

Is laser eye surgery worth the risk?

Lasik risk: Performed by a skilled lasik surgeon the risks are minimal. This is also true for laser eye surgery. ...Read more

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Choosing the right laser eye surgery?

Choosing the right laser eye surgery?

Depends on a problem: It depends on what your eye problem is. If it is myopia, then lasik may be considered, if it's retinal detachment, then photocoagulation is the way to go. If it's glaucoma, it would be something else. I'd get referred to ophthalmologist for the final answer. ...Read more

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Laser eye surgery (Tip)

Persistence, insistence are friends indeed sloth and pessimism are not your friends. Set your eye on the goal. ...See more

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Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Wash your hands frequently
Daily
Tell dr the cause of your pink eye (allergic, viral, bacterial)
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Do not use someone else's eye drops
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Can laser eye surgery be good or bad?

Can laser eye surgery be good or bad?

Be evaluated: Your ophthalmologist after doing pre operative testing should be able to tell you whether it is a good treatment for your eyes. ...Read more

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How much will laser eye surgery cost?

How much will laser eye surgery cost?

Depends: Surgeons may charge anywhere fro $800 per eye to $4000 per eye depending on your local market and the surgeon. Look for an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Laser eye surgery (Tip)

Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See more

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Managing Eye Twitching (Checklist)

Reduce caffeine intake
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Reduce alcohol intake
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What happens after laser eye surgery?

What happens after laser eye surgery?

Depends on goal: Laser may be used to change the refractive power of the eye (lasik or prk), treat glaucoma (alt) , treat angle closure glaucoma (peripheral iridotomy), treat aberrant blood vessels in the back of the eye (prpc, focal laser treatment), or tumors of the back of the eye. What happens after is improvement in the treated condition, and sometimes a cure. ...Read more

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How well does laser eye surgery work?

How well does laser eye surgery work?

There are multiple: different lasers and dozens of procedures that are performed using these lasers. How it works really depends on which procedure you are interested in knowing about. LASIK and PRK change the shape of your cornea to allow the eye to focus the light better. Sometimes the cornea is too strong or too weak, and the laser helps us fix that. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Laser eye surgery (Tip)

Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more

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Who should not get laser eye surgery?

Who should not  get laser eye surgery?

Contraindications: Patients whose refraction is not stable, whose corneas are too thin or are irregular on topography, pregnant patients, patients with uncontrolled diabetes or glaucoma and patients on certain prescription medications such as amiodarone are not good candidates. Also, patients with other eye conditions such as cataract or macular degeneration should not have this surgery. Discuss with your eye md. ...Read more

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What amount does laser eye surgery cost?

What amount does laser eye surgery cost?

Average $1000/eye: On average the cost is about $1000 per eye. You will find that there are lower and higher costs depending on the skill of the ophthalmologist and with what institution he is affiliated. Try to have it done by a corneal specialist even though the cost may be higher. Call around and ask about the cost and the specialist. ...Read more

Dr. David Brouwer Dr. Brouwer
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Laser eye surgery (Tip)

When can pt start after surgery/injury? How many weeks are helpful? Does pt fax progress note to doc. ...See more

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Is laser eye surgery safe and effective?

Is  laser eye surgery safe and effective?

Both: In properly screened individuals, lasik refractive surgery is safe, comfortable and effective. Discuss this with your lasik surgeon. ...Read more

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How can it feel to get laser eye surgery?

How can  it feel to get laser eye surgery?

Different: You will not feel pain since your eyes will be anesthetized. You will feel the sensation of the surgeon moving the flap if you are undergoing lasik. You will see an array of lights while the laser is treating you eye. ...Read more

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Laser eye surgery (Tip)

So tired, feeling pain got to keep working hard now you're all better. ...See more