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Doctor insights on: Lasik Surgery And Pregnancy

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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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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Is it possible to donate my corneas after lasik surgery or prk?

Is it possible to donate my corneas after lasik surgery or prk?

Nope.: For a corneal transplant to work well the graft needs to be healthy and normally thick. A lasik or prk treated cornea is weakened and thinner than normal and will be unstable for use as a graft. ...Read more

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Having laser surgery to repair lattice degeneration. What is the recovery time and or limitations afterwards?

Having laser surgery to repair lattice degeneration.  What is the recovery time and or limitations afterwards?

Minimal: In-office laser treatment generally does not require much recovery or limitations. Always check with your surgeon about his/her specific requests for your well-being, such as heavy lifting, or use of any eyedrops. ...Read more

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After recovery from vitrectomy for macular pucker and subsequent cataract surgery will a patient be able to wear contact lenses?

After recovery from vitrectomy for macular pucker and subsequent cataract surgery will a patient be able to wear contact lenses?

Contacts after CS: Depending on the type of cataract surgery performed (sutures used or not), the vast majority of patients can use contact lenses after surgery (usually after 1-3months) if needed still after surgery: our goal in most patients is to help them be glasses/contact lenses free. More information at eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more

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Would my vision change after lasik surgery?

Would my vision change after lasik surgery?

It can: I am guessing you have had lasik and are now experiencing a visual change which is termed regression. The eyes are a biological system and changes can occur over time, usually a recovery of some of the treated myopia. Check with your lasik surgeon if the change is noticeable. ...Read more

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Can lower lid surgery be done after cataract removal?

Can lower lid surgery be done after cataract removal?

Yes: After you heal completely from your cataract surgery, you can have any other surgery. Be sure to get the clearance from your original cataract surgeon. ...Read more

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Are you awake during a lasik surgery?

Yes: You are awake during the procedure. Your cooperation is necessary to get the best result, in that you need to focus on the target light while your treatment is being done. You may get amild sedative by mouth to reduce any anxiety but it will not be enough to make you fall asleep. ...Read more

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Is lasik operation for eye vision correction effective and safe?

Is lasik operation for eye vision correction effective and safe?

Yes: Yes. For appropriate candidates, lasik is an effective and safe operation. See data on pubmed or www.Fda.Gov. Lasik is one of the most common and safest elective surgeries. ...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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Can I have laser correction after cataract surgery?

Can I have laser correction after cataract surgery?

Yes: With modern cataract surgery and techniques, laser vision correction is usually not necessary after cataract surgery. It is safe and possible to do it, however, and is sometimes necessary for fine tuning the results or treating astigmatism. ...Read more

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Can I have lasik after cateract surgery and what are the risk ?

Can I have lasik after cateract surgery and what are the risk ?

Yes buy why?: Cataract surgery is done with the insertion of a new lens which corrects most or all of the refractive error. So unless the eye healed with a strong need for glasses, you will probably not need adjustment afterwards. Lasik will not restore the accomodative ability of the eye (adjustment for near and far) but new multifocal lens can assist with this. Discuss with your cataract surgeon. ...Read more

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Can any one have prk surgery done?

Can any one have prk surgery done?

No: Most people are good candidates from some kind of laser refractive surgery like prk or lasik but there are many who are not. See your eye doctor to determine whether you are a good candidate. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for low eye pressure after retinal detachment surgery?

What are the treatments for low eye pressure after retinal detachment surgery?

How Low?: There are many factors that can cause low pressure after rd surgery, including redetachment of the retina. A rapidly shrinking gas bubble can cause the pressure to be temporarily low, as well as post-op inflammation. Have a discussion with your retinal surgeon about whether the pressure is seriously low and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What is the risk of having lasik surgery for better vision?

What is the risk of having lasik surgery for better vision?

Nothing is risk-free: The intra-operative complication rates are small, <1%, and the more common post-operative complications are dry eye and under correction. Overall, it is considered very safe, but every surgery has risks of infection (about 1 in 1000). Lasik also has risks for ectasia or flap complications. ...Read more

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Following the trabeculectomy surgery my eye's pressure is stable. Are there other laser correction options i might use, what to do?

Following the trabeculectomy surgery my eye's pressure is stable. Are there other laser correction options i might use, what to do?

Confusing question: Are you asking about laser corrections for your current eye glasses prescription like LASIK? Or are you refering to laser corrections to further reduce your eye pressure. Go ahead and submit another question with more specifics. ...Read more

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What are activity restrictions after ecce cataract surgery done with stitches?

What are activity restrictions after ecce cataract surgery done with stitches?

After Cataract Surg: After Small Incision Cataract Surgery, most eyeMD still recommend no bending, lifting heavy things, straining for at least 3-5 days with shield on at night time/when sleeping; no swimming with eyes open under water as well. If you had an ECCE, most extend this to 7-10days depending if there is no wound leak at the suture site. Your MD should be able to tell you when you can lift these restrictions ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after laparoscopic surgery for exotic pregnancy tubal removal inside and out?

What is the recovery time after laparoscopic surgery for exotic pregnancy tubal removal inside and out?

Depends: Total recovery time for laparoscopic surgery varies but usually ranges from 1-2 weeks depending on the patient. Many women resume their daily activities within the first week of recovery. Factors such as your overall health, your support system at home, and your age will also be factors in your recovery. Follow up visits with your doctor are very important. ...Read more

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