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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Could laser eye correction surgery give you 20/20 vision?

Could laser eye correction surgery give you 20/20 vision?

Yes!: Laser vision correction can help people see as well without glasses as they can see with glasses, such as 20/20. If there are eye diseases limiting vision, best vision may not be improvable. See an eye care professional like and eyemd/ophthalmologist or optometrist for advice, and to see whether you are a good candidate. ...Read more

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Can refractive surgery improve my eye vision?

Can refractive surgery improve my eye vision?

Depends: If your vision can be improved with glasses, this is likely a good solution. However, visual losses due to disease, amblyopia, abnormality of the eye formation, etc. are conditions where refractive surgery would not help. ...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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How much willcorrective 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

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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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Can vision worsen after laser refractive surgery?

Can vision worsen after laser refractive surgery?

Yes: Lasik generally gives excellent vision after the first week of healing. But this is a biological system and the tissues can modify over time. We call this regression and it usually adds some degree of myopia over time. For those in which this happens, it is usually minor but if it is significant, an "enhancement" procedure can be done to reverse the regression. Discuss with your lasik doc. ...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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