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Is lasik eye surgery safe?

Is lasik eye surgery safe?

Amost always: Nothing is 100% safe. Not even driving a car or crossing a street. Lasik is one of the safest procedures around but it's unrealistic to think in absolute terms of "safe" vs "unsafe". The patient has to be willing to sign the consent form that discloses everything that can go wrong (very rarely) and be comfortable taking a small chance for a big reward. ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe to have lasik eye surgery while pregnant?

Is it safe to have lasik eye surgery while pregnant?

No.: Hormonal changes during pregnancy can cause changes in the shape of the cornea, just as they allow ligaments in the body to relax, resulting in fluctuating vision before or after lasik. Dry eye also is more common during pregnancy and this has been associated with regression of the laser effect. Many doctors give valium preop and steroids drops postop, which may not be optimal during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are allergy eye drops safe while pregnant?

Are allergy eye drops safe while pregnant?

Depends on which one: Most allergy eye drops are category c which means either no studies have been done or they have seen evidence of animal effects but no human effects. You must weigh the risk and benefits. First you may want to start by using saline drops liberally several times a day, cool compresses to help with the itching. This may be enough to help. You may also consider zyrtec eye drops or Claritin (loratadine) eye drops. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have lasik eye surgery during pregnancy?

Is it safe to have lasik eye surgery during pregnancy?

No: No. It is not recommended due to refractive instability. I like to wait 6-8 weeks after delivery and breastfeeding is completed and the prescription is stable. ...Read more

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Are naphcon eye drops safe for contact lense use?

Are naphcon eye drops safe for contact lense use?

Not while in eyes: Do not use any drops that are not specifically labeled a safe to use when your contacts are in your eyes. Naphcon can be used occasionally when the lenses are not in. ...Read more

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Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use?

Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use?

Yes: Naphcon-a drops, an over the counter anti-allergic drop, can be used at the same time as you wear your contacts. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery considered safe?

Yes: In general lasik is one of the safest surgeries performed. There are people who are not candidates for lasik. If you are concerned, ask your ophthalmologist about the safety of lasik in your eyes. ...Read more

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Is it okay if you blink your eyes during lasik eye surgery?

Is it okay if you blink your eyes during lasik eye surgery?

U wont be able to: During lasik surgery your surgeon will place a lid speculum in your eye which will prevent you from blinking. Usually you are given numbing eye drops so you wont feel anything other than some mild pressure. I tell my lasik pts that their only job during lasik is to relax and follow the light. ...Read more

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Aren't these eye drops safe for contact lenses?

Aren't these eye drops safe for contact lenses?

No: I do not know which eye drops you mean, but no eye drops should be used when contacts are in except for a non-preserved wetting drop. ...Read more

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Are crizal lenses recommended for myopic eyes?

Are crizal lenses recommended for myopic eyes?

Maybe: Crizal is an anti-reflective and anti-scratch coating that will allow more light through your glasses and make them last longer. It is a reasonable investment. ...Read more

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Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for use while contact lenses are still in?

No: The medication is absorbe by the contact lens and may reach levels toxic to the corneal surface. ...Read more

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Can I use clear eyes eye drops while pregnant?

Can I use clear eyes eye drops while pregnant?

No.: These contain drugs that just constrict the capillaries and decrease the oxygen and healing ..1st, your eyes are not helped by using them. They can be harmed. 2nd then are not healthy or beneficial 3rd, they often delay a patient with real eye problems from getting to the eye doctor and real problems have gotten worse 4th they are absorbed into your system and affect the baby... ...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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Is it ok to use regular eye drops after pink eye?

Is it ok to use regular eye drops after pink eye?

Yes.: Assuming you mean artificial tears when you say "regular eye drops, " then yes, it is safe to use them. ...Read more

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Short eye sight, should I consider lasik treatment!?

Yes: If you wand to be free of glasses, it is an option. Consult with a lasik specialist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use regular eye drops for dry eyes with glaucoma medication drops?

Is it safe to use regular eye drops for dry eyes with glaucoma medication drops?

Usually: As long as you are waiting at least 5-10 minutes after your glaucoma drops. Otherwise you may be rinsing out medication. Make sure you don't use "red out" drops as these might affect your glaucoma. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have lasik eye surgery while pregnant?

No.: Hormonal changes during pregnancy can cause changes in the shape of the cornea, just as they allow ligaments in the body to relax, resulting in fluctuating vision before or after lasik. Dry eye also is more common during pregnancy and this has been associated with regression of the laser effect. Many doctors give valium preop and steroids drops postop, which may not be optimal during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have lasik eye surgery during pregnancy?

No: No. It is not recommended due to refractive instability. I like to wait 6-8 weeks after delivery and breastfeeding is completed and the prescription is stable. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a nursing baby and reasonable for the mother to get lasik eye surgery if she has had no change in her eye prescription from pregnancy?

Wait 6-8 weeks after: It is generally recommended to wait 6-8 weeks after completion of delivery and breastfeeding and for your prescription to be stable. ...Read more

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Could i get Lasik eye surgey when pregnant?

Could i get Lasik eye surgey when pregnant?

Not advisable: During pregnancy your eyes can change so you should wait until after delivery, and after breast feeding, until your eyes are stable before doing lasik. Also, if systemic medicines are used, they could be harmful to the fetus. ...Read more

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Is lasik operation for eye vision correction effective and safe?

Is lasik operation for eye vision correction effective and safe?

Yes: Yes. For appropriate candidates, lasik is an effective and safe operation. See data on pubmed or www.Fda.Gov. Lasik is one of the most common and safest elective surgeries. ...Read more

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Am gona have lasik eye laser I am shortsighted, i want to know if its safe, and are their any risks?

Safe but risks exist: Your eye md (ophthalmologist) will screen you thoroughly to make sure you are a suitable candidate for eye surgery of this kind before consenting to perform it. There are and will always be rare but significant risks involved anytime the body is cut into. Speak with your doctor about the specifics. If it helps, i got lasik done 4 years ago and i love it! ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery safe?

Amost always: Nothing is 100% safe. Not even driving a car or crossing a street. Lasik is one of the safest procedures around but it's unrealistic to think in absolute terms of "safe" vs "unsafe". The patient has to be willing to sign the consent form that discloses everything that can go wrong (very rarely) and be comfortable taking a small chance for a big reward. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery considered safe?

Yes: In general lasik is one of the safest surgeries performed. There are people who are not candidates for lasik. If you are concerned, ask your ophthalmologist about the safety of lasik in your eyes. ...Read more

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Lasik eye sugery. Is that safe? What's the risk. Will it lead to even worse eyesight or blindness?

Lasik eye sugery. Is that safe? What's the risk. Will it lead to even worse eyesight or blindness?

Very safe: This is now a well worked out procedure. The major risk is the development of eye dryness afterwards. Rarely the final power is a little off but can be touched up if needed. Changes for the worse in eyesight are extremely rate and blindness has not been reported in millions of cases. ...Read more

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Is LASIK eye surgery a permanent fix to correct my vision? How safe is procedure? And typical costs?

LASIK: Safe with appropriate screening. Relatively permanent again with good screening, but won't prevent you from needing reading glasses at 40-45 and prescription change later in life with cataracts. Avg costs are about $2000 per eye. Take care. ...Read more

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In mild stage open angle glaucoma in 1 eye is it safe to have lasik surgery. Is there a risk it will permanently raise eye pressure & treatment change?

In mild stage open angle glaucoma in 1 eye is it safe to have lasik surgery. Is there a risk it will permanently raise eye pressure & treatment change?

Should be OK: You however need to discuss this with the ophthalmologist that will do the lasik. There are certain parameters that need to be measured to see if you are a candidate. Also, lasik thins the cornea making the eye pressure measurements less reliable. ...Read more

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Is cod liver oil safe during the first trimester? I was taking it to moisturize my eyes after lasik. I am worry about the vitamin a intake.

See quote: "women in their reproductive years should be informed that the excessive use of vitamin a shortly before and during pregnancy could be harmful to their babies. The national research council's recommended dietary allowance for vitamin a during pregnancy is 1, 000 retinol equivalents (re)/day, equivalent to 3, 300 iu as retinol or 5, 000 iu of vitamin a obtained from the typical american diet …. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have lasik surgery after having had keratitis? I hate wearing glasses, so i've mostly been wearing contacts, but recently i got keratitis. My eye doctor says it's healed but wants me to wait before wearing contacts again. I'm kind of scared

There : There are several causes of keratitis. Depending on the cause, it may be safe to have lasik. If the keratitis was caused by herpes virus (not uncommon), then lasik may cause a recurrence of the keratitis that may be problematic. In this case, your surgeon may recommend either not having lasik or the use of medications before and after surgery to decrease the risk of recurrent keratitis. ...Read more

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Hi I want to know that can lasik be performrd in my eyes.

Hi  I  want to know that can lasik be performrd in my eyes.

Great surgery!: Great results come with great care! only an ophthalmologist can do the full exam and evaluate your candidacy. Ask for references from friends and family who have done it. Cornea and refractive fellowship training is preferred. Good luck! ...Read more

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Eyes are super scratchy after lasik, what to do?

Eyes are super scratchy after lasik, what to do?

Scratchiness: in the first day or two after LASIK surgery is normal while the flap is healing. Use artificial tears frequently to keep the surface of your lubricated.Use them every 30 minutes to an hour especially early on. Avoid rubbing the eyes or you risk damaging the flap. Talk to your eye doctor if there are concerns. Be well. ...Read more

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How effective is the lasik eye operation?

Very Effective: Lasik has become a very effective procedure in the us. With the well experienced surgeons, lasik is one of the safest procedures with very low down time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have two lasik eye surgeries?

Is it possible to have two lasik eye surgeries?

Sure: I've seen them priced with lifetime touch-ups. I see folks that had them in their 20s wearing glasses again a few years later. You get older. Things change. ...Read more

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What if you get eye allergies after lasik?

What if you get eye allergies after lasik?

Allergies: You can take topical and/or oral anti-allergy medications. ...Read more

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