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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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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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Is eye laser surgery safe?

Is eye laser surgery safe?

Yes: Been around since 1990s. Safe if you are a good candidate, the proper preop evaluation has been performed to recognize any problems that may be encountered from lasering the cornea. ...Read more

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What laser eye correction operation is better in all ways: lasik or lasek?

What laser eye correction operation is better in all ways: lasik or lasek?

Little difference: These both produce excellent end results and there is little to choose between them. Discuss this with your refractive ophthalmic surgeon who can explain the difference and whether one or the other is better for you. ...Read more

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Is laser surgery required after having a cataract eye operation?

Is laser surgery required after having a cataract eye operation?

Maybe: Sometimes laser vision correction is offered after cataract surgery in order to decrease dependence on glasses, but it is not required. There is another type of laser that is sometimes needed to improve vision in about 10% of cataract patients called yag capsulotomy. Speak to your cataract surgeon to clarify. ...Read more

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Can the flap created by lasik femtosecond intralase surgery ever heal?

Can the flap created by lasik femtosecond intralase surgery ever heal?

LASIK flaps: Typically do heal completely and are usually barely visible after this healing as taken place. If an eye is traumatized, the flap can be dislodged but typically this won't happen spontaneously. ...Read more

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Retinal surgery laser risks?

Safe overall.: Retinal laser is used for diabetic retinopathy and for retinal tears most often. The treatments are usually safe and effective. Complications are rare though sometimes encountered. An errant laser can cause a black spot in the vision, but this is rare in experienced hands. Also rare are problems with the pupil dilating. The benefit of laser to patients should exceed the risks otherwise why do? ...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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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 cataract surgery done with a laser?

Is cataract surgery done with a laser?

Femto Laser: The femtosecond laser was approved about 2 years ago to assist with certain steps of cataract surgery. It is not widely used because it is prohibitively expensive and not covered by insurance. Modern cataract surgery is done by ultrasound and utilizes sophisticated lens implants to correct for pre-existing refractve errors. Laser or no laser, modern cataract surgery is a miraculous operation. ...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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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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Which is better femto laser assisted or phaco surgery?

Which is better femto laser assisted or phaco surgery?

Depends: If you have a very dense cataract, the laser can help soften up the cataract for the surgeon. If you have astigmatism, the laser can also help get rid of some of it more precisely. Otherwise, the outcomes and success rates are pretty much the same. Good luck. ...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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Gall stone surgery, is open or laser surgery better?

Gall stone surgery, is open or laser surgery better?

Most surgeons: would agree that laparoscopic cholecystectomy, when technically feasible, is better than open cholecystectomy in the vast majority of cases. Ask your surgeon for specific recommendation in your case. ...Read more

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Could lasek eye surgery leave a scar as oppossed to lasik surgery?

Could lasek eye surgery leave a scar as oppossed to lasik surgery?

Possible: Each procedure has its own potential set of complications and risks. It is possible for your cornea to develop haziness or "scar" tissue as it heals. The chances of this occurring are small and can be lessened by the use of certain topical drugs during and after the surgery. Discuss this issue in more detail with your surgeon. ...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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Is laser surgery expensive to removal moles with insurance?

Is laser surgery expensive to removal moles with insurance?

It depends...: If your doctor is a contracted member of your insurance plan, and your deductible and co-insurance level is reasonable, the cost should be nominal. Ask your doctor's office staff the check your benefits and provide you with an out-of-pocket estimate. This should be pretty close to your exact cost. ...Read more