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What are the chances of eye laser surgery going wrong?

What are the chances of eye laser surgery going wrong?

Very Low: Though there are rare complications, the vast majority of lasik surgeries are uneventful and have great results. All patients have dry eyes for several months postop. ...Read more

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How likely is eye laser surgery going bad?

How likely is eye laser surgery going bad?

Low: Generally, lasik is very safe and the risk of vision loss is far less than 0.1%. Like most surgeries, the risk of bad results decreases as the surgeon's experience increases. You should ask how many procedures the doctor has performed, what his/her rate of complications is, and the percentage of patients with similar prescription who have achieved their target result. This info should be available. ...Read more

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Is eye laser surgery safe?

Is eye laser surgery safe?

Yes: Been around since 1990s. Safe if you are a good candidate, the proper preop evaluation has been performed to recognize any problems that may be encountered from lasering the cornea. ...Read more

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How effective is eye laser surgery?

How effective is eye laser surgery?

Depends on patient.: Eye laser surgery is great for the patient who is a good candidate. One needs to be evaluated by a lasik surgeon to determine this. ...Read more

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What do you pay for eye laser surgery?

What do you pay for eye laser surgery?

Varies: The general range in the usa is $2000-$4000. The level depends on the locale, competition and other factors. You will see advertisements for very low price but will find that when you get to the laser treatment center, there are "essential" add ons which bring the price into the standard range. You will pay out of pocket as there is no insurance coverage for this. ...Read more

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Eye laser surgery ok for a 42 year old?

Eye laser surgery ok for a 42 year old?

Age is not a factor: Age alone is not a limiting factor. Older people have a higher likelihood of other problems that may limit the possibility of laser surgery. See a refractive surgeon to ensure that you are a candidate. ...Read more

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What makes eye laser surgery so expensive?

What makes eye laser surgery so expensive?

Well in short: Everything medical is expensive. If you take a piece of gauze and call it for hospital use it usually doubles in price. ...Read more

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At what age should I get eye laser surgery?

UNLESS YOU WANT TO: Have to go through it again, and of course depending on the condition for which you are having it, it is recommended to wait well into your 30-40's. ...Read more