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Dr. David Kira
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Refractive Surgery (Overview)

LASIK is eye surgery that permanently changes the shape of the cornea (the clear covering on the front of the eye) in order to improve vision and reduce a person's dependency on glasses or contact lenses.


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Is the refractive surgery a risky thing to do?

Is the refractive surgery a risky thing to do?

No: Unless you are a poor candidate (various reasons). If you have a stable low amount of a simple, regular refractive error with a normal thick cornea and a healthy eye plus informed reasonable expectations, then the risk is small. ...Read more

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Dr. David Kira
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Refractive Surgery (Overview)

LASIK is eye surgery that permanently changes the shape of the cornea (the clear covering on the front of the eye) in order to improve vision and reduce a person's dependency on glasses or contact lenses.


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Whats new for refractive surgery?

Whats new for refractive surgery?

Constantly changing: The field of refractive surgery is constantly changing and improving. Refractive surgery is now a safe, proven and accurate alternative to glasses and contacts. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Heard that if your eyesight is worse that -6.00 then you can't get refractive surgery anymore, is that right?

Heard that if your eyesight is worse that -6.00 then you can't get refractive surgery anymore, is that right?

Myopia: No there are definitely options available to correct this level of refractive error. Much of whether surgery is suitable for you will be dependent on your eye anatomy (e.g. cornea thickness), eye history (e.g. lack of dry eyes), and refractive progression (e.g. having a stable prescription for over a year). ...Read more

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Are there any contacts that are good after refractive surgery?

Why?: What happened during the refractive surgery to require you to still wear prescription lenses? After corneal surgery, it is a little more tricky (and expensive) to find a comfortable-fitting contact lens. You should first find out what surgical options there are to keep you out of contacts. ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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What is the recovery time after refractive surgery?

1-2 weeks: With lasik, the most commonly performed refractive surgery, the vision is better even after one day. However it takes a week or two to heal. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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Is there something they will give me for anxiety when i'm doing the refractive surgery?

Relax: Relax. Everybody gets anxious before undergoing any kind of eye surgery, especially elective refractive eye surgery. The best thing your surgeon can do to alleviate your fears is to explain to you fully what you will experience undergoing the procedure, and what steps are taken to keep you comfortable and pain-free. Beyond that, you can take an oral medication to take the edge off your anxiety. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Refractive Error (Definition)

Refractive error is an eye condition where there is a problem in focusing when viewing objects. Nearsightedness and farsightedness are ...Read more


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