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Doctor insights on: Lasik Eyelid

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Does it matter whether you get lasik or double eyelid surgery first?

Does it matter whether you get lasik or double eyelid surgery first?

LASIK First.: I prefer lasik be done first because the lid speculum that holds your eyes open during the lasik procedure can stretch some of the eyelid muscles. You should wait at least 3 months after the lasik before having eyelid surgery. ...Read more

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Does the order of surgery matter when attempting to get a lasik and double eyelid surgery?

Yes: You should have the lasik first. Sometimes lasik will result in dry eyes, and your plastic surgeon will need to know if this is a problem for you before operating on your eyelids. ...Read more

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After using eye drops the liquid keeps on coming out of my eyes though eye lids are closed.doesnt it result in loss of medicine? Done lasik 3 day back

Yes & no: The eyelid can hold only 1 drop of liquid before the liquid spills out. When you close your eyes, you'll squeeze out any excess fluid. Since the medicine has already had contact with the surface of the eye, it should still be effective. It helps to lean back, stare upwards, place one drop on the outer aspect of the eye then blink very slowly. That should minimize wastage & maximize effect. ...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 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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What are the complications of lasik?

What are the complications of lasik?

Lasik Safety: Lasik is an operation-It is safe, simple, & highly successful--20 million have had it- Most studies now show that the 5 minute Lasik is safer than wearing contacts- & after 10 years, it has become less of a constant cost,hassle, or risk than contacts.It is a safe operation but the risks are possible symptoms of dryness for weeks & the very rare possibility of poor healing,infection,scar formation ...Read more

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