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What Is Eye Surgery
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?
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
Surgery: One that does not involve the cornea. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None of them: Are likely to cause a corneal scar. ...Read more
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