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What is the complication of lasik surgery ? And what is the difference between lasek and lasik?

What is the complication of lasik surgery ? And what is the difference between lasek and lasik?

Unusual,flap no flap: Many potential complications but the most serious are very unusual. Usually temporary side effects are glare, halos, light sensitivity, dry eye. A more complete list of possibilities for each procedure can be found at your eye surgeon's office. Ek removes the outer layer of the cornea without a flap, and ik goes below the surface to create a flap. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between lasik and prk eye surgery ?

Please advise what is the difference between lasik and prk eye surgery ?

Flap: With lasik, a thin layer of cornea, the "flap", is cut and folded back before the laser vision correction is done. With prk, there is no flap and the laser vision correction is done on the surface of the cornea. Both are effective treatments, but lasik heals a few weeks faster. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between laser & lasik eye surgery?

Please advise what is the difference between laser & lasik eye surgery?

Similar: Lasik is a type of laser eye surgery. It is the one most commonly performed, but there are others as well. Your eye surgeon will determine which is the best procedure for your eyes. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lasik and cataract surgery. I still want to wear eyeglasses. Will I be able to?

What is the difference between lasik and cataract surgery. I still want to wear eyeglasses. Will I be able to?

Not the Same: LASIC is a procedure done on the corneas to improve vision. Cataract surgery replaces the lens of the eye which has become cloudy. See an Ophthalmologist for guidance. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between lasik and laser eye surgery?

Is there a difference between lasik and laser eye surgery?

Yes: As i mentioned before there are over 20 ways of performing laser vision corrective techniques among close to 40 vision corrective procedures to help people see without glasses and contact lenses. The term laser eye surgery includes lasik as one among them. All laser vision surgeries re-shape the cornea to help correct the refractive error. Lasik in particular involves making a flap. ...Read more

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What are the differences between lasik and laser eye surgery?

What are the differences between lasik and laser eye surgery?

Goals differ: LASIK (and also PRK) use a specific type of laser to sculpt a new lens power for the eye. These eliminate the need for eyeglasses or contacts. laser eye surgery is a general term which includes LASIK but indicates any use of laser to treat various eye problems like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and some other conditions. They are both aspects of the use of lasers for eye treatment. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get lasik surgery?

How old do you have to be to get lasik surgery?

FDA approval is 18.: Fda approval is 18 years and a stable refraction (no significant changes over a year). Ideally 21 and older with a stable refraction. ...Read more

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