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Is lasik eye surgery a cosmetic procedure?

Is lasik eye surgery a cosmetic procedure?

LASIK surgery: Lasik surgery is an elective surgery that is typically not covered by insurance. Another term is to call lasik a self-pay surgery (rather than an insurance-covered procedure). I hope this helps best regards bill trattler, md. ...Read more

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Lasek Eye Surgery (Definition)

Lasek is a modified version of prk, where dilute alcohol is used to loosen the epithelium. The epithelium is slid to the side, and an excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea to eliminate myopia, hyperopia, and/or astigmatism. Then - the epithelial layer is repositioned over the cornea, and a bandage contact lens is placed. The epithelium will typical heal over ...Read more


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Is lasik eye surgery considered a cosmetic procedure?

Is lasik eye surgery considered a cosmetic procedure?

Yes: Yes. Lasik is considered a cosmetic or elective procedure by insurances so it not covered by the vast majority of plans. ...Read more

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Is LASIK eye surgery a permanent fix to correct my vision? How safe is procedure? And typical costs?

Is LASIK eye surgery a permanent fix to correct my vision? How safe is procedure? And typical costs?

LASIK: Safe with appropriate screening. Relatively permanent again with good screening, but won't prevent you from needing reading glasses at 40-45 and prescription change later in life with cataracts. Avg costs are about $2000 per eye. Take care. ...Read more

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I am afraid of getting lasik eye surgery done. What are the biggest risks of getting this procedure done? Should i be worried?

I am afraid of getting lasik eye surgery done.  What are the biggest risks of getting this procedure done?  Should i be worried?

Effective treatment: Lasik has been through millions of satisfied patients and the technique currently is terrific. At 18 you would not be eligible as your natural power will continue to change over the next 5 or so years. 23 is the usual breakpoint in most regions. The risks are minimal but include not quite enough power and eyedryness. Discuss this with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I want to get lasik eye surgery I am turning 18 I have had bad eyes for awhile... I tried glasses, and can't afford contacts. I would like to know the procedure of the surgery, how much it costs, and what are long term problems that can occur, can I the t

I want to get lasik eye surgery I am turning 18 I have had bad eyes for awhile... I tried glasses, and can't afford contacts. I would like to know the procedure of the surgery, how much it costs, and what are long term problems that can occur, can I the t

Most Importantly!: Lasik is a wonderful, "life altering" surgical procedure that changes the focus of your eyes. (every word in this sentence is important!) so reseting your focus does not treat any disease.. It just resets your focus, which may change, but likely will not if your vision is stable. Surgery (like everything in life) has risks. If you can accept the small risks for the vision benefits, then go for it! ...Read more

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Astigmitism and corrective procedures? I am near-sighted, and have worn glasses since high-school. I feel like my eyes are gradually getting worse. I really want to get lasik-eye surgery. However, i've been told that since i haveastigmitism, this procedur

Astigmatism ; LASIK: Lasik is a procedure that can definitely help patients with astigmatism, as long as the corneal topography shows a normal appearing cornea. So - can see your own doctor and get evaluated to see if you are eligible for lasik. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery safe?

Amost always: Nothing is 100% safe. Not even driving a car or crossing a street. Lasik is one of the safest procedures around but it's unrealistic to think in absolute terms of "safe" vs "unsafe". The patient has to be willing to sign the consent form that discloses everything that can go wrong (very rarely) and be comfortable taking a small chance for a big reward. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery worth it?

Yes: Low risk procedure that works really well...Definitely worth it. And the expense for getting a lifetime of decreased glasses and contact dependence is priceless! ...Read more

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