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What are the precautions that should be taken after lasik eye surgery?

What are the precautions that should be taken after lasik eye surgery?

Follow directions: Before your procedure, your lasik doctor should have gone over post-operative precuations with you. Some include not getting dirt, water (or your fingers!) in your eyes, using your eye drops as directed, and keeping your post-op appointments. If you have any questions about what you can and cannot do, please call the surgeon's office to go over the directions with him/her. ...Read more

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Lasek Eye Surgery (Definition)

Lasek is a laser vision correction where the epithelium (the e) is lifted as a sheet and the laser is applied. In contrast in lasik the epithelium and a thin layer of stroma (the I for in situ) is lifted then ...Read more


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Are there any subtstitute for betamethasone eyedrops after lasik eye surgery?

Are there any subtstitute for betamethasone eyedrops after lasik eye surgery?

Yes: It is customary to use steroid eye drops for several days after lasik surgery. There are several different brands of steroids that can be used. There are typically no adverse systemic effects from the steroid drops, as the amount of steroid used is quite small and the duration of treatment is usually short. ...Read more

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Can you get colorblind after lasik eye surgery?

Can you get colorblind after lasik eye surgery?

Color blindness: Most color blindness is inherited. Lasik does not cause color blindness but optic nerve issues have been rarely reported after the procedure which could possibly alter color perception. ...Read more

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When will I be able to smoke after lasik eye surgery?

When will I be able to smoke after lasik eye surgery?

Smoking & LASIK: Smoking can make dry eyes worse - and that can impact the results of lasik. You can speak with your doctor - but the longer you avoid smoking - the better. ...Read more

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What side effects do people experience after lasik eye surgery?

What side effects do people experience after lasik eye surgery?

Vision, dryness: Most lasik surgeries do extremely well with the apparatus well worked out into its fourth generation of improvement. The two major things seen are a final refraction not perfect (usually a little near sighted) and dryness. If it is strongly desirable to improve the vision to perfect an enhancement procedure can be done. Dryness is treated with drops and frequently lessens over time.. ...Read more

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How long it will back to normal vision after lasik eye surgery?

Hours: Most people have excellent vision within hours of having lasik. Many wake up seeing 20/20 the next day. Your surgeon will check you the next day to make sure things are going well. ...Read more

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What side effects after lasik eye surgery how long do they last?

What side effects after lasik eye surgery how long do they last?

Glare, haloes: There are many side effects like glare, haloes, difficulty night-driving, dry eye, reduced quality of vision, blurred vision. Some or all can be permanent. Get a free consultation with at least 2 surgeons. ...Read more

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How do I know when will I be able to smoke after lasik eye surgery?

Never without: Suffering some symptoms of dryness and irritation. For a variety of reasons, the ocular surface is compromised after lasik surgery. Consequently the ocular surface is intrinsically more dry. Smoking anytime will worsen that both from the effects of the smoke and the pharmaceutical effect of the tobacco. Discuss the situation with your doc and see if you can come up with an agreeable compromise. ...Read more

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Is there a replacement for betamethasone eyedrops after lasik eye surgery?

Is there a replacement for betamethasone eyedrops after lasik eye surgery?

Yes: There are other topical steroids which can be used. Check with your surgeon for possibilities. ...Read more

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How long does it take to see clearly after lasik eye surgery?

Very quickly: Some improvement immediately, rapid improvement over a few days, stability over a few months. ...Read more

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What are some common problems that people have after lasik eye surgery?

Lasik: Most common issue post lasik is residual refractive error needing a touchup. Some dryness, glare & haloes are common early but resolve as the eyes heal. All other issues are rare. ...Read more

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Do people need reading glasses after lasik eye surgery?

Do people need reading glasses after lasik eye surgery?

Maybe: It depends on whether the lasik was meant to correct your distance vision or your near vision (some people do one each for each of their two eyes - this is called monovision). Younger people your age correct the distance vision of both eyes, but later in life you will still need reading glasses unless you get more surgery. ...Read more

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What's the best lasik eye surgery to get?

What's the best lasik eye surgery to get?

Surgeon can decide: No one procedure is best. Each eye is unique. Sometimes a visx laser and other times allegretto may be better.
Flap can be made with a laser or an automated keratome safely. Sometimes it is safer to do a flapless procedure. A good lasik surgeon who has all theses technologies needs to be found first. ...Read more

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What is your experience with lasik eye surgery?

Very positive: In properly selected patients, lasik gives great results. Some of my happiest patients are my lasik patients. I, myself, had lasik done over 12 years ago; and I am still enjoying excellent distance vision. ...Read more

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How to know if I qualify for lasik eye surgery?

Consultation: The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for LASIK vision correction is to have a consultation with a qualified LASIK surgeon. Most LASIK practices offer a free, no obligation consultation where they will perform testing to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I want to do lasik eye surgery?

What do you suggest if I want to do lasik eye surgery?

LASIK surgery: If you are interested in lasik, you should see an expert in the area of lasik to determine whether or not you are a candidate for the procedure. The doctor would perform a variety of tests to determine whether lasik is an option.
Best of luck! ...Read more

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My eye power is bc 8.5/sph -6.00 cyl -1.75/ax 180. Should I opt for lasik eye surgery?

Maybe: If you want to eliminate your prescription and you are a good candidate otherwise, you could consider lasik eye surgery. ...Read more

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Will lasik eye surgery help serpiginious choroidopathy?

Will lasik eye surgery help serpiginious choroidopathy?

No: No. Lasik is to help with refractive errors, whereas serpiginous chorioretinopathy is treated through medical approaches. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the pros and cons of lasik eye surgery?

Doctors, what are the pros and cons of lasik eye surgery?

Risk/benefit: The obvious pro is the reduced dependence on glasses or contact lenses. The risks, while small, can include glare and halo around lights at night, dry eyes, and of course the cost. It's a safe surgery but problems and complications can arise, discuss the details with your ophthalmologist and he can be more specific to your prescription and eyes. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wear contacts just before lasik eye surgery?

No: You should be out of your soft contact lens for a couple of weeks prior to surgery (and even longer if you wear hard contacts). ...Read more

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Is Lasik eye surgery good for someone that has keratoconus?

No: Keratoconus is an abnormality of the collagen of the cornea. LASIK should never be done if you have keratoconus. In some circumstances, PRK laser vision correction can be done. A newer treatment for keratoconus called cross linking can arrest the disease and improve vision in some people. You should consult an ophthalmologist (an EYE MD) to determine what is best for you. ...Read more

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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).
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Am I put to sleep during lasik eye surgery?

Generally not.: You need to be able to cooperate with instructions. You might be offered some type of sedation though. This is worth discussing with your lasik doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about prk lasik eye surgery?

Can you tell me about prk lasik eye surgery?

Laser eye surgery: LASIK and PRK are most common. Initial evaluation will show if you qualify. But basically each procedure reshapes your cornea to focus light better. They also correct astigmatism. LASIK involves a cornea flap allowing recovery to be quicker but end result for vision is the same as PRK. Read more about LASIK here: http://bit. Ly/1hL7c9D ...Read more

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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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Is it safe to have lasik/lasek eye surgery for astigmatism?

Is it safe to have lasik/lasek eye surgery for astigmatism?

Yes: Most patients with astigmatism can have laser eye surgery as long as they are good candidates otherwise. ...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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Should I wear glasses for a few more years until I can get lasik eye surgery?

Why wait?: If you want to continue to be wearing glasses, then that is your choice. I recommend having the procedure done and see the benefits of being glasses free. ...Read more