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Dr. James Chapman
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more


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What are some complications of laser eye surgery?

What are some complications of laser eye surgery?

Very Few: While laser eye surgery (lasik, prk) is very safe, there can rarley be complications that may affect vision. Most commonly, the eye may not achieve perfect vision, and an enhancement may be needed later. Dry eyes can occur and last for several months, and small abrasions may be present for a few days. More rarely, surface skin can sometimes grow under the flap, causing blurred vision. ...Read more

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Can you provide some advice for someone who's had laser eye surgery?

Can you provide some advice for someone who's had laser eye surgery?

After lasik: Yes, but what is the question? Dry eyes are normal for 6-12 months ;nd you may need to use artificial tears regularly. If you are unsatisfied or still have questions, a good doctor will see you back and try to clarify, or correct. It may take a little while to get accustomed to the change, and it is normal for one eye to be a bit ahead of the other, just as is the case for folks prior to surgery. ...Read more

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Some sites seem to think having laser eye surgery can lead to some horrible condition. What are common risks?

Some sites seem to think having laser eye surgery can lead to some horrible condition. What are common risks?

Dry Eye: For the most part, laser eye surgery is safe and very effective. However, any procedure can carry risks. Most common risk is dry eye. Other risks include infection and inflammation. It is very important to get a thorough eye examination and discuss the procedure and it's risks with your ophthalmologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can laser eye surgery be used to correct or compensate for shortsightedness? What are some of the risks of laser eye surgery?

Can laser eye surgery be used to correct or compensate for shortsightedness? What are some of the risks of laser eye surgery?

LASIK: Lasik and prk work extremely well for the correction of myopia, astigmatism, and hyperopia. The technology and techniques have evolved and matured over the past 15 to 20 years. Although they are both extremely safe, as with any surgical procedure there are risks. It would be best to discuss these risks with your surgeon, depending on your particular situation and exact procedure. ...Read more

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What are some common treatments using laser eye surgery?

What are some common treatments using laser eye surgery?

Vision correction: I assume is what you are asking. They reshape the cornea. Other laser surgery is to cauterize blood vessels in the eye in cases of diabetic retinopathy. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get a laser eye surgery?

How old do you have to be to get a laser eye surgery?

18: Fda cutoff, but can go younger for special cases. Most importantly, vision rx should be stable and the rest of the eye healthy. Higher risk of change in early 20s. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me where is the best place to have a laser eye surgery?

Could you please tell me where is the best place to have a laser eye surgery?

Laser eye center: Ask a local ophthalmologist or optometrist. Your best bet is to see someone who has performed hundreds if not thousands of procedures. I had mine done by a highly trained ophthalmologist at a laser eye center near my home. ...Read more

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How long should I stop wearing contacts before a laser eye surgery?

It depends: It depends. If you are wearing soft contact lenses, generally 2 weeks is adequate. For toric contacts or gas permeable contacts, 3 or more weeks may be required. If you wore the old pmma contacts for decades, it could take longer. The best rule of thumb is to have the shape of the eye tested (topography) and have that repeated when out of contacts to prove that the shape is stable and not shifting. ...Read more

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