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Doctor insights on: Minimum Age Laser Eye Surgery

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At what age is lasik eye surgery recommended ?

At what age is lasik eye surgery recommended ?

LASIK age: For lasik, i typically do not recommend it for patients under 18 years of age or if the prescription is unstable. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more


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Will lasik or laser eye surgeries replace optometrists?

Will lasik or laser eye surgeries replace optometrists?

No: No. Even after laser surgery, people need to have regular eye examinations to ensure ocular health (especially if they had a high prescription or have other ocular or systemic disease). Not all patients are able to have laser eye surgery and those patients will need glasses or contact lenses for vision correction. ...Read more

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How's monovision laser eye surgery helpful for presbyopia?

How's monovision laser eye surgery helpful for presbyopia?

Trade-Off: Monovision is the correction of one eye for distance vision, the other for near. Although it allows some people to avoid glasses or contact lenses, it is a trade-off, since the difference between the eyes may disrupt depth perception or cause blurring due to ocular competition. It is wise to try this using contact lenses (reversible) before consenting to a surgical correction (irreversible). ...Read more

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How much willcorrective laser eye surgery cost?

How much willcorrective laser eye surgery cost?

Depends: Surgeons may charge anywhere fro $800 per eye to $4000 per eye depending on your local market and the surgeon. Look for an experienced surgeon. ...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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How safe is laser eye surgery for vision improvement?

How safe is laser eye surgery for vision improvement?

Yes: Laser eye corrective surgery has gone through several generations of improvement in the technology and now is quite safe, minimally stressful and a terrific way to get rid of your eyeglasses and/or contact lenses. It will not restore the need for reading glasses in those over 40 however, but will give clear distance vision without glasses. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery recommended?

Is lasik eye surgery recommended?

Yes: Lasik eye surgery is recommended for appropriate candidates who wish to decrease their dependance on glasses or contact lenses. ...Read more

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Growth on eye, are there laser eye surgery complications?

Growth on eye, are there laser eye surgery complications?

Can be: The most common situation similar to what you describe is LASIK surgery in the presence of Pterygium, a growth caused by sun damage, most often over the nasal cornea and conjunctiva. In that case, the surgery is modified. The hinge of the LASIK flap is rotated to be over the growth so that one avoids cutting into the growth. Pretreating with vasoconstrictors like Brimonidine and phenylephrine ...Read more

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Other than monovision, can laser eye surgery correct presbyopia?

Other than monovision, can laser eye surgery correct presbyopia?

No: There have been trial of multifocal lasik done in europe with good results, but in the us it is not available. ...Read more

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Swimming after laser eye surgery?

Swimming after laser eye surgery?

No: Swimming is not recommended after laser eye surgery to prevent complications, such as an eye infection/inflammation. Stay away for at least one month. ...Read more

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Is eye laser surgery safe?

Is eye laser surgery safe?

Yes: Been around since 1990s. Safe if you are a good candidate, the proper preop evaluation has been performed to recognize any problems that may be encountered from lasering the cornea. ...Read more

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Does laser eye surgery work for retinal detachment?

Does laser eye surgery work for retinal detachment?

Outpatient Surgery: A retinal detachment can be repaired two ways. First, via an in-office procedure called a pneumatic retinopexy, and second, a more involved outpatient surgery employing a vitrectomy and/or scleral buckle. The first type is suited for a certain type of detachment that can be repaired with laser or a freezing treatment and a gas bubble injection, whereas the second type is done in the operating room. ...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 wear photo gray glasses for astigmatism correction after cataract surgery?

Can i wear photo gray glasses for astigmatism correction after cataract surgery?

Yes: If your cataract surgery is healed, feel free to wear whatever color lenses you want. Of course, you do realize you will need to get the correct prescription in the lenses to properly correct the astigmatism. Most intraocular lens implants these days have ultraviolet protection already incorporated into them. ...Read more

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Can laser eye surgery correct myopic near sightedness?

Yes: Yes. Most myopic patients do well with laser eye surgery. Although the laser are approved off higher correction, i generally treat up to -10 d (as long as everything else is normal. ...Read more

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During laser eye surgery are you allowed to blink?

During laser eye surgery are you allowed to blink?

No: Drops will be placed in your eye so you can't feel any surface eye activity. A small device called an eyelid speculum will then be placed to prop your eyelids open, so you cannot close the eye even if you try. The surgery will then be perfomed quickly, first one eye, then the other. You should not feel any discomfort. ...Read more

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