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Masturbation 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
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
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
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
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
Very quickly: Some improvement immediately, rapid improvement over a few days, stability over a few months. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Maybe: If you want to eliminate your prescription and you are a good candidate otherwise, you could consider lasik eye surgery. ...Read more
No: No. Lasik is to help with refractive errors, whereas serpiginous chorioretinopathy is treated through medical approaches. ...Read more
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
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
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
Yes: Yes. Lasik is considered a cosmetic or elective procedure by insurances so it not covered by the vast majority of plans. ...Read more
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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