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What is recovery time for hyperomia ~+5 after wavefront lasik? Its 5 months after op still vision fluctuation occurs. I do have 20/20 with ~+0.75(l, r)

What is recovery time for hyperomia ~+5 after wavefront lasik? Its 5 months after op still vision fluctuation occurs. I do have 20/20 with ~+0.75(l, r)

12 months: It can take a full year to fully recover after lasik. You had a very high correction to start with. You are currently a bit undercorrected. There is a high chance that you will remain a bit undercorrected. You might be able to have an enhancement, but your cornea may be too thin at this point. You have had a reasonable outcome, given your high starting point. ...Read more

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What are the most important precautions or advice after undergoing lasik surgery and how long is the recovery period?

LASIK: Certainly question regarding surgery are best addressed to the surgeon performing the surgery. In general it is critical not to rub your eyes after lasik surgery. Recovery time varies from patient to patient with some patients have excellent vision the next day. The eyes are not completely healed for months, but generally stableby one month. ...Read more

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What are differences between lasik, prk, and lasek in terms of risks, recovery and post operation side effects if any?Consider I am a candidate for all.

What are differences between lasik, prk, and lasek in terms of risks, recovery and post operation side effects if any?Consider I am a candidate for all.

See full answer: Prk and lasek are similar since they both involve ablating the corneal surface after removing the epithelium. In lasek the epithelium is repositioned over the cornea , in prk it is discarded.Prk and lasek take longer for the vision to recover. Lasik involves ablating under a corneal flap. Individual conditions render surface ablation or lasik the more suitable procedure in a given patient. ...Read more

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Can I read and look at screens of TV and cell phone after one week of lasik eye surgery with incomplete vision recovery ??

Can I read and look at screens of TV and cell phone after one week of lasik eye surgery with incomplete vision recovery ??

Yes - no problem: This will not affect the LASIK result. Just be sure that you do not forget that at an early stage of recovery you are not to rub your eyes. ...Read more

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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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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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