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What specifically does eye surgery do, and how old do you have to be to get?

What specifically does eye surgery do, and how old do you have to be to get?

Can't answer: There are many eye surgeries done for a many reasons. Eye surgeries are done at any age from birth to death. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 17 and got realy bad eyes, so what persifically does eye surgery do, and how old do you have to be to get?

What to do if I am 17 and got realy bad eyes, so what persifically does eye surgery do, and how old do you have to be to get?

Early 20's: If you are talking about lasik surgery, I believe the age is 21 years old or at least early adulthood. Eyes keep changing in children & adolescents. It is sometimes done in children, but the vision issue has to be fairly significant. ...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

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What happens during eye surgery in premature babies?

ROP?: I assume you're referring to retinopathy of prematurity? The issue is there is overgrowth of blood vessels in the retina that then constrict, causing a pulling on the retina. The surgery is a laser that zaps these blood vessels and eliminates the pulling. It doesn't harm anything except the vessels, being sent in directly through the lens. ...Read more

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What does laser eye surgery actually do to the eye? How does it work?

What does laser eye surgery actually do to the eye? How does it work?

Depends which one?: There are over a dozen types or laser surgery done on the eyes, and each has it's own spectrum, and way of performing it depending on the disease state you are treating. Which one are you interested in discussing? ...Read more

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Is there any way to correct near-sightedness in albinos? What about laser eye surgery?

Is there any way to correct near-sightedness in albinos? What about laser eye surgery?

Yes: Contact lenses, glasses and laser vision correction can all be done. It is important that the person has steady eyes with good corrected vision. Some albino patients have nystagmus (shaky eyes) and can't have surgery. ...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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What is limbal relaxing eye surgery?

What is limbal relaxing eye surgery?

Astigmatism.: Limbal relaxing incisions can be performed to eliminate or improve astigmatism. Astigmatism is where the eye is shaped somewhat like a football than a perfectly round basket ball. ...Read more

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What amount is cataract eye surgery?

What amount is cataract eye surgery?

Cataract Cost: Depending on which implant & advanced technology chosen (ie, multifocal lens, accommodating lens, femtosecond laser, ORA, limbal relaxing incisions, etc), cost can range from few hundred per eye (if get basic, monofocal, no extra technology) to $3000-6000 per eye for premium, state of the art cataract surgery. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What amount does laser eye surgery cost?

What amount does laser eye surgery cost?

Average $1000/eye: On average the cost is about $1000 per eye. You will find that there are lower and higher costs depending on the skill of the ophthalmologist and with what institution he is affiliated. Try to have it done by a corneal specialist even though the cost may be higher. Call around and ask about the cost and the specialist. ...Read more

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What is the laser eye surgery recovery process like?

What is the laser eye surgery recovery process like?

What procedure?: There are many eye laser procedures, all with different recovery times. Lasik is probably the fastest recovery, with most physical and visual symptoms resolved within days up to a week (dry eye symptoms can persist). Prk takes at least a week to heal. Retinal laser and glaucoma laser procedures usually feel normal physically in less than a day, but the desired effects can take weeks to months. ...Read more

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What type of laser eye surgery technique is the newest out there?

Custom LASIK: Laser vision correction is a broad term that describes surgery to reshape the cornea & reduce the need for contact lenses or glasses. Both surface ablation (prk/lasek/epi-lasik) & lasik are available. Surface ablation is a very safe procedure that requires 4 to 5 days for visual recovery. Lasik results in faster visual recovery, & is also safe. New innovations include a femtosecond lasik flap. ...Read more

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What type of corrective eye surgery is least likely to leave a scar?

What type of corrective eye surgery is least likely to leave a scar?

Unlikely: Scarring is very unlikely with all modern refractive surgery when performed by an experienced surgeon on a good candidate. Certain risk factors can make scarring more likely with a procedure named prk but overall the risk is extremely low. ...Read more

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At what age is lasik eye surgery recommended ?

At what age is lasik eye surgery recommended ?

LASIK age: For lasik, i typically do not recommend it for patients under 18 years of age or if the prescription is unstable. ...Read more

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What amount does lasik eye surgery cost?

What amount does lasik eye surgery cost?

It varies: In Auburn, Alabama I have done 165,000 refractive cases. We charge from $299 to $599. $299 for students and military, including high school #599 for most patients $599 for patients 43 and older, gives no loss in distance, a wall 40" away, groceries on the shelves, your car instruments, and usually a computer or anything else at 18 inches. ...Read more

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What's the best lasik eye surgery to get?

Surgeon can decide: No one procedure is best. Each eye is unique. Sometimes a visx laser and other times allegretto may be better. Flap can be made with a laser or an automated keratome safely. Sometimes it is safer to do a flapless procedure. A good lasik surgeon who has all theses technologies needs to be found first. ...Read more

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What kinds of eye surgeries help for poor vision?

What kinds of eye surgeries help for poor vision?

Poor vision: It depends on what the cause for the poor vision is. If it is a refraction problem then surgery would not be required. If it is due to a cataract then cataract surgery would be required. ...Read more