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What is lasik?

What is lasik?

Vision correction: Lasik is laser in situ keratomileusis. The procedure uses a cold laser to reshape the front window of the eye (cornea) in order to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The procedure places the treatment under a flap of tissue that is created either by another laser or a blade. Lasik is one of the most commonly performed vision correction surgeries worldwide. ...Read more

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Does lasik hurt?

Does lasik  hurt?

No: The procedure itself is painless (although you will feel some pressure). In the few days after, you will have some scratchiness but you shouldn't have any pain. ...Read more

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What does lasik mean?

LASIK : Lasik is a procedure that refers to the creation of a corneal flap, followed by laser to reshape the cornea. The flap is replaced. The goal is to improve vision and reduce or eliminate the need for contact lenses or glasses. ...Read more

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Is lasik a good option?

Is lasik a good option?

Yes: Yes. For appropriate candidates, lasik is q great options. ...Read more

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What does lasik involve?

What does lasik involve?

Reshaping the cornea: First a flap is created on your cornea with a blade or laser. It is then lifted and a laser is used to reshape your cornea (flatten it or make it more steep), then the flap is put back down. It's blurry for a few days and feels scratchy. Eventually, your distance vision should be excellent. ...Read more

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What to expect from lasik?

Very good outcome: Lasik is an extremely safe and effective treatment for those who are good candidates. Visual recovery is rapid and painless. See a refractive specialist for more information and to determine whether you are a candidate. ...Read more

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I want to know about Lasik.

LASIK: This is a laser driven device to modify the cornea of the eye and shape a new lens to correct vision. It is safe, widely available with good results. There are many that offer it and they can tell you the details which are too numerous to list in this short answer space. ...Read more

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What must I expect after lasik?

What must I expect after lasik?

Dryness: Expect your eyes to be dry afterwards (sometimes permanently) and you may have some glare to night. Also, lasik is for distance vision only (unless you get monovision) so expect to use reading glasses if you are 45 or older. ...Read more

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Can lasik reverse after 15 years?

Some amount of: regression can be seen with LASIK but generally it stays quite stable. Undiagnosed corneal disease and cataracts in old age can change your prescription after LASIK. ...Read more

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What are the indications for lasik?

Ophtho: There are some requirements such as testing the thickness of your cornea and your eyesight needs to be unchanged, for some eye doctors they recommend 2-3 years. These are the common requirements but there could be others. ...Read more

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