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Is prk (operation for eyes for sight correction) usually successful?

Is prk (operation for eyes for sight correction) usually  successful?

Yes: Prk is generally chosen (over lasik) in eyes that have higher powers, thinner corneas and some surface opacities. The military tends to prefer it due to its stability under stress. The final results of prk and lasik are generally equivalent although prk causes a more painful recovery period. ...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 there surgery for squint (strabismus)?

Is there surgery for squint (strabismus)?

Yes: Strabismus surgery is usually done by ophthalmologists that have done additional training in this delicate area of eye muscle surgery. Many are affiliated with children's hospitals (more kids need it than adults) or located in larger metropolitan areas. ...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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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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How risky is refractive eye surgery for children?

How risky is refractive eye surgery for children?

Refractive surgery: Is not recommended for children in general. This is due to the fact that the refractive error (i.e. Amount of power in glasses) changes during the first 15-20 years of our lives. It's not a good idea to have refractive surgery until the refractive error is stable for at least 1-2 years. This typically doesn't occur until at least 20 yrs old. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the options for eye surgery for farsightedness?

Doctors, what are the options for eye surgery for farsightedness?

Choices: Lasik can be used to correct low to moderate hyperopia (farsightedness) but it's use is far more limited than it is for myopia (nearsightedness). Refractive lens exchange is another option, particularly with a multifocal lens implant. There are various non-lasik laser treatments of the cornea that have had various success with hyperopia over the years but they are not commonly performed. ...Read more

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Is there an easy eye surgery for lazy eye?

Is there an easy eye surgery for lazy eye?

Confusing question: Proper vision requires brain input of 2 similar sharp images by well aligned eyeballs.If one eye is sharper than the other, or alignment is bad,the brain may turn off one eye to stop a blurred image.If the vision is off in one eye for an extended period(yrs), amblyopia (lazy eye) can be permanent. Alignment surgery may not hold without vision to keep it on tract but may provide cosmetic benefits. ...Read more

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What are the qualifications for getting prk eye surgery?

What are the qualifications for getting prk eye surgery?

PRK: Qualifications depend on your prescription (how myopic/hyperopic your eye is & how much astigmatism) & the thickness of your cornea & any medical history. PRK is better for some patients than LASIK. An experienced eyeMD surgeon can help you determine which is best for your. More info: [email protected] ...Read more

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Is there a replacement for betamethasone eyedrops after lasik eye surgery?

Is there a replacement for betamethasone eyedrops after lasik eye surgery?

Yes: There are other topical steroids which can be used. Check with your surgeon for possibilities. ...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 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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What is a laser eye surgery for rapid eye movement and nearsightedness?

What is a laser eye surgery for rapid eye movement and nearsightedness?

Laser eye surgery: It is possible with some laser platforms to do corneal refractive laser surgery on a patient with nystagmus (if that is what you mean by rapid eye movement), in order to correct myopia. Surface ablation / prk would likely be the best choice, if the rest of the evaluation indicates the procedure would be safe for that patient. ...Read more

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How safe is eye laser surgery for patient?

How safe is eye laser surgery for patient?

Fairly safe: It has been used for many years. There are complications - you have to ask your doctor about that. ...Read more

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For how long are your eyes swollen after eyelid surgery?

For how long are your eyes swollen after eyelid surgery?

Not that long: Upper eyelid surgery is generally associated with very little swelling. Sutures are removed at 4-5 days postoperatively and almost all swelling is gone by 10 days. Lower lid surgery is more involved and more likely to be associated with more significant bruising and swelling. Even here, most of the swelling should be gone by 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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What are the options for corrective eye surgery?

What are the options for corrective eye surgery?

Eye surgery: The options vary depending on your prescription but they include laser eye surgery (lasik, epi-lasik, lasek, prk), orthokeratology, clear lens extraction, phakic intraocular lens implantation, intracorneal ring segments, incisional corneal surgery, and others. See an eye doctor to see what is your best option. ...Read more

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What eye surgery is recommended for a far-sighted?

What eye surgery is recommended for a far-sighted?

LASIK or PRK: If the vision is stable, both lasik and prk can work well for farsightedness (hyperopia). Even though our fda approves the procedure from 1 to 6 diopters, it seems to work the best in the 1 to 4 diopter range. ...Read more