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Can refractive surgery improve my eye vision?

Can refractive surgery improve my eye vision?

Depends: If your vision can be improved with glasses, this is likely a good solution. However, visual losses due to disease, amblyopia, abnormality of the eye formation, etc. are conditions where refractive surgery would not help. ...Read more

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Dr. Emil Chynn
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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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How to fix blurry vision in left eye vs. Right eye after prk surgery?

How to fix blurry vision in left eye vs. Right eye after prk surgery?

Depends: This depends on the cause. Often this is due to a mild residual glasses prescription in the blurry eye, which could potentially be fixed with an enhancement procedure. However, there are several other potential causes of blurry vision. Talk to your prk surgeon for a follow-up evaluation to determine the cause and the best course of action. ...Read more

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Could corneal surgery correct my astigmatism in my right eye?

Could corneal surgery correct my astigmatism in my right eye?

Maybe: Laser eye surgery can be done to correct astigmatism, if the astigmatism is located in your cornea and is what eye doctors call regular astigmatism. You would need to go for a consultation plus testing to find out for sure. ...Read more

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Can corneal surgery correct my astigmatism?

Can corneal surgery correct my astigmatism?

Yes.: The advancement in corneal surgery with the use of laser assistance has become more precise as time moves on. Measurements are taken of your corneal curvature and thickness prior to laser assisted surgery that is directed to correcting both spherical (myopic or hyperopic) and astigmatic refractive errors that one may have. The most common laser assisted corneal surgery is lasik. ...Read more

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Is eye surgery for nearsighted and farsighted eyes?

Is eye surgery for nearsighted and farsighted eyes?

Yes: There are procedures for farsighted eyes and for nearsighted eyes as well. See an ophthalmologist to discuss your options. ...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 i wear eye contacts after eye surgery?

Can i wear eye contacts after eye surgery?

Depends: You did not describe the type of surgery that you underwent. The ability to wear a lense safely and comfortably depends upon the type. You should discuss this with the surgeon who operated on your eye as to when you can start. ...Read more

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Do people get lasik laser eye surgery on only 1 eye?

Do people get lasik laser eye surgery on only 1 eye?

Yes: Sometimes people only have a significant refractive problem in one of their eyes. Its ok to only do the one eye. ...Read more

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I had lasik eye surgery 6 years back. Now my eye sight again become weak. Is it possible to cure my eye sight again with lasik eye surgery

Often: You no doubt have had an increase in myopia since the procedure which we call regression. Further lasik can be done ( termed enhancement) provided your cornea is thick enough. You should if possible go back to the original surgeon who did your eyes and discuss this. ...Read more

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Post lasik , left eye +0.5 and -0.5 astig, right eye plano and -0.25 astig. Is this a poor outcome? Was myopic before surgery. Right eye poor distance

Post lasik , left eye +0.5 and -0.5 astig, right eye plano and -0.25 astig. Is this a poor outcome? Was myopic before surgery. Right eye poor distance

Great LASIK outcome: Rather than looking at your postoperative refraction, the question to ask is if you can see. The prescription of +0.50-0.50 is an insignificant and many with that will have 20/15 vision or better. Stop worrying and enjoy your great vision! ...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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Can lasik eye surgery accidentally damage your eyes?

Can lasik eye surgery accidentally damage your eyes?

Rare: All surgery including lasik carries some degress of risk. Lasik certainly has among the lowest percentage of risk. There have however been no cases of blindness reported in millions of eyes done and the reported problems are quite minor and should not prevent you from having the procedure if you are otherwise a good candidate. ...Read more

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My uncorrected distance vision is 20/200; corrected is 20/20. Will my uncorrected vision improve after aspheric monofocal IOL post cataract surgery?

Very Possibly: It is always difficult to answer this kind of question without knowing the details of your case. In general, If this is what you wish and no complications occur, your uncorrected vision will likely improve. The best of wishes for good health ...Read more

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Is lazy eye surgery painful?

Is lazy eye surgery painful?

Mild discomfort: With modern eye muscle surgery techniques, the eye discomfort is minimal - you should be feeling better in about 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery worth it?

Is lasik eye surgery worth it?

Yes: Low risk procedure that works really well...Definitely worth it. And the expense for getting a lifetime of decreased glasses and contact dependence is priceless! ...Read more

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After prk laser eye surgery, what to do about blurry vision?

After prk laser eye surgery, what to do about blurry vision?

Continue follow up: Recovery from PRK is slower than LASIK, but in the end, the results are very similar. You will have decent vision after a few days but it can take a few weeks, even a few months, to get clear vision. Continue follow up with your eye surgeon and adhere to the recommended treatment. If you are concerned, see them sooner. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could cataract surgery fix nearsighted eyes ?

Could cataract surgery fix nearsighted eyes ?

Yes: With cataract surgery, your eyes are measured and a lens implant can be placed that leaves you near sighted, or far sighted. Today's premium lens implants can do both. ...Read more

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