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What happens after laser eye surgery?

What happens after laser eye surgery?

Depends on goal: Laser may be used to change the refractive power of the eye (lasik or prk), treat glaucoma (alt), treat angle closure glaucoma (peripheral iridotomy), treat aberrant blood vessels in the back of the eye (prpc, focal laser treatment), or tumors of the back of the eye. What happens after is improvement in the treated condition, and sometimes a cure.

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Why can't I watch tv after laser eye surgery?

Why can't I watch tv after laser eye surgery?

Give them a rest: Laser eye surgery can cause mild irritation for the first few hours after the procedure. It is also during this time that the eye can feel its driest. Keeping the eye open causes it to become somewhat drier, increasing the irritation and discomfort, and possibly even slowing down healing to some degree.

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What happens before and after laser eye surgery?

What happens before and after laser eye surgery?

Nothing happens: Before. After the surgery you have to heal and you mightr have dry eye and other side effects - do a web seearch.

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How often do you need enhancement after laser eye surgery?

It depends: Looking at all patients the number is between 5 and 15 percent. However everyone heals differently so the number can vary. Many patients with larger prescriptions and higher astigmatism are more likely to need an enhancement.

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Could one eye heas faster than the other after laser eye surgery?

Could one eye heas faster than the other after laser eye surgery?

Yes: Every eye heals differently, even on the same person. Discuss your concerns with the surgeon who did the procedure.

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What to do if I got smoke in my eye 4 months after laser eye surgery?

What to do if I got smoke in my eye 4 months after laser eye surgery?

Eye drops: Getting smoke in the eyes can cause eye irritation. There is nothing about your previous laser surgery that would put you at risk of anything threatening either the surgery or your vision. Use of over the counter artificial years several times a day can provide some relief. If not, have your eyes examined, but do not be concerned that your laser surgery could be damaged or impaired by the smoke.

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How often can you need a touch up or enhancement after laser eye surgery?

How often can you need a touch up or enhancement after laser eye surgery?

Depends on your eyes: The corrective effects of laser vision correction are usually permanent. Occasionally, there can be a small healing response or rarely a thinning of the cornea that causes its shape to change and the prescription to shift. As well, as one approaches the 50s and beyond, changes in the natural lens of the eye cause prescription changes despite how effective lasik was.

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How frequently do you need a touch up or enhancement after laser eye surgery?

15%: National averages run from about 5-15% need an enhancement treatment. The higher the initial prescription the greater the likelihood.

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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.

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How much time does it take to start bodybuilding again after laser eye surgery?

How much time does it take to start bodybuilding again after laser eye surgery?

Two weeks: Two weeks should be enough if you had no problems after surgery. The main concern would be getting sweat and bacteria into the eyes during the work out. Wash your face before and after the workout.

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Can the eye ball regrow after laser eye surgery?

Can the eye ball regrow after laser eye surgery?

No: Laser eye surgery does not shrink the eye and the eye cannot re-grow afterwards. Lasik re-shapes the front window (cornea) to account for the prescription in your eye. Occasionally, there are those whose prescriptions seem to return after lasik. This can be due to early cataract growth, or regression caused by a change in the cornea after lasik.

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How long after laser eye surgery can I start wearing eye makeup again?

Speak to your surgeo: Speak to your surgeon, but typically within a few days you could do what ever you want including eye makeup.

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What happens if I'm nearsighted and my eyes are still getting worse, would they get worse after laser eye surgery?

What happens if I'm nearsighted and my eyes are still getting worse, would they get worse after laser eye surgery?

Safe LASIK: Lasik should be done when the glasses rx (refraction) is stable (ie:eye has stopped growing). Risks: regression-myopia can "comes back", dry eye, glare & haloes, infection, scarring, flap problems, need for enhancement, decreased vision. Risks of vision threatening complications are rare. See a conservative, experienced eyemd who cares about what is best for you.

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Can you tell me what you suggest if I'm nearsighted and my eyes are still getting worse, would they get worse after laser eye surgery?

Can you tell me what you suggest if I'm nearsighted and my eyes are still getting worse, would they get worse after laser eye surgery?

Need to be stable: If your eyes are changing then you should wait on laser surgery. Discuss this with an ophthalmologist who performs laser surgery. All eyes change over time; and most studies show that laser does not change the rate of change.

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Should I use reading glasses after laser eye surgery or is the surgery going to fix that?

Should I use reading glasses after laser eye surgery or is the surgery going to fix that?

Likely reading glass: If you are already wearing reading glasses or bifocals before lasik, you will likely still need glasses for near after. Lasik typically corrects the distance vision permanently. After age 40, near vision still needs an additional reading glass correction. There is an option to purposely undercorrect one eye (leaving it near sighted) to allow spectacle free vision - this is called monovision.

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I'm thinking of getting laser eye surgery, I am 21 y/o. Any advice?

I'm thinking of getting laser eye surgery, I am 21 y/o. Any advice?

Yes: 21 is an acceptable age to have laser eye surgery, so long as your eye glass or contact lens prescription has remained stable. You need a pre-operative evaluation by an experienced refractive surgeon to make sure your eyes meet the standards to make you a good candidate. Most lasik surgeons do not charge for the initial examination.

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Is laser eye surgery painful?

No it is Not: Lasik eye surgery only takes around 15 minutes per eye. Your procedure will begin with topical anesthetic drops used to numb your eyes. You will be awake during the procedure, but you will be given a sedative to keep you relaxed.

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Is laser eye surgery worth it?

Is laser eye surgery worth it?

Maybe: I assume you are referring to Laser vision correction or LASIK. There are many other kinds of eye laser. If you have uncorrected nearsightedness and/or astigmatism and are tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses then usually LVC can decrease or eliminate your need for these appliances in safe and effective manner. Everything depends on your surgeon and his or her experience and judgement.

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