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Dr. Patrick Chan answered:

I am shortsighted and want refractive laser eye surgery to correct my vision. Does that mean the surface of my eye will be cut with a razor?

It depends

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When LASIK was first performed, a blade was used to create the flap. Now the majority of surgeons use a femto second laser to perform this step. This "all laser" LASIK allows us to create more precise flaps in a more controlled manner and achieve better results.
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Dr. Rajesh Khanna answered:

Is laser eye surgery painful?

No it is Not

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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.
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Dr. Mark Suggs answered:

Is laser eye surgery worth it?

Depends

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While laser eye surgery is an alternative to glasses or contacts, this is a personal question. I perform laser eye surgery every week and frequently hear that it was the best decision that the patient ever made. Often ranked with child birth as far as gratification. On the other hand, there are patients that are happy with their contacts and glasses, choosing not to have the procedure.
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Dr. Tim Conrad answered:

How can laser eye surgery work?

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surgery works by precisely removing corneal tissue changing the shape of the front surface of the eye.
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Dr. Roberto Beraja answered:

Swimming after laser eye surgery?

No

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Swimming is not recommended after laser eye surgery to prevent complications, such as an eye infection/inflammation. Stay away for at least one month
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Dr. Yale C. Kanter answered:

Is laser eye surgery worth the risk?

Lasik risk

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Performed by a skilled lasik surgeon the risks are minimal. This is also true for laser eye surgery.
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How successful is laser eye surgery?

Genererally excellen

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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.
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What happens after laser eye surgery?

Depends on goal

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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.
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Can laser eye surgery correct myopia?

Yes

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Yes laser eye surgery can correct a wide range of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism.
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Can laser eye surgery be good or bad?

Be evaluated

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