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Doctor insights on: Lasik Surgery And Pregnancy

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Is it safe to have lasik eye surgery during pregnancy?

Is it safe to have lasik eye surgery during pregnancy?

No: No. It is not recommended due to refractive instability. I like to wait 6-8 weeks after delivery and breastfeeding is completed and the prescription is stable. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Do you know if you get lasik surgery you will still be guaranteed to need reading glasses in your early 40's?

Do you know if you get lasik surgery you will still be guaranteed to need reading glasses in your early 40's?

Lasik: If you have both eyes for distance, you will likely need reading glasses at age 45-50 years. If you have a monovision treatment initially or as a touchup, this can be avoided. ...Read more

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Is lasik surgery safe?

Yes: Lasik is one of the safest elective procedures performed in the U.S. Any procedure has some risk though. Discuss this with a lasik surgeon. ...Read more

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How risky is lasik surgery?

Very safe: Lasik is one of the most common and safest elective procedures performed in the United States. ...Read more

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How expensive is Lasik surgery?

How expensive is Lasik surgery?

It varies: but generally between $1500-$2000 per eye. Some will advertise very low prices but the base price is for very low prescriptions and no astigmatism. Laser eye surgery is highly technical and requires a thorough evaluation, so shop around for the right doctor and not the cheapest price. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are you awake for lasik surgery?

Yes.: While you are awake, you may be sedated. During the procedure you will need to look at a light, which is why you cannot be asleep. ...Read more

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What are all the risk of lasik surgery?

Lasik: Dry eye, need for enhancement, glare & haloes, infection, corneal scarring, flap issues, ectasia, decreased vision, possible need for further surgery. These issues are all very uncommon though. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of lasik surgery?

LASIK answer: Lasik is a very effective procedure for reducing the need for contact lenses and/or glasses. However, as with any procedure, there are risks with lasik, including infection and inflammation (among others). On the other hand, contact lenses also have risks of infection and inflammation. Please consult your own doctor to determine whether or not lasik is an appropriate procedure for you. ...Read more

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