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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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What is the difference between lasik surgery and laser eye surgery?

What is the difference between lasik surgery and laser eye surgery?

LASIK: Lasik is one type of laser eye surgery which corrects near-/ far-sightedness and astigmatism. ...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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What should I do before my lasik surgery next month?

What should I do before my lasik surgery next month?

Speak to your doctor: Congratulations on your upcoming lasik procedure! It should be a life-changing event! When you signed up, you should have been given instructions on how to prepare for surgery (stopping contact lens wear, what to wear and what not to do the day of the procedure, etc.). If you are unsure what exactly you need to prepare, call your lasik doctor - he/she should be eager to answer all your questions. ...Read more

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What is the worst vision that they will perform lasik surgery on?

What is the worst vision that they will perform lasik surgery on?

Eye parameters: The level of vision is not the criteria used for lasik evaluation. It is a combination of the refractive error (numbers like -6.00 on your eyeglass prescription) and the thickness of the front of the eye. Other factors include general health, age and history of eye disease. Check with your ophthalmologists for suitability or with the lasik surgeon you have chosen. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to see what is going on during a lasik surgery operation?

A little: During your procedure, you will be able to see a littleof what is going on. If you are interested, you should look on youtube or ask to observe another procedure prior to yours. ...Read more

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What's all-laser lasik surgery used for?

Modern LASIK surgery: All-laser lasik is the most modern form of lasik surgery (and the only kind I perform) and uses a femtosecond laser to cut the corneal flap (as opposed to the microkeratome blade we used to use) and the excimer laser to re-shape the cornea. ...Read more

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Could lasik surgery correct astigmatism?

LASIK: Typically yes. The majority of astigmatism can be corrected with refractive surgery. However, in patients with severe astigmatism or with irregular corneas inducing astigmatism, it is not recommended these patient undergo surgery. A detailed examination with an eye surgeon specializing in vision correction surgery such as LASIK/PRK is the best next step to determine if you are a good candidate. ...Read more

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Are there any long-term effects of lasik surgery?

Are there any long-term effects of lasik surgery?

There can be: Lasik is a safe and effective treatment for certain vision conditions. The vast majority of patients end up with excellent results. The most common long-term effects of lasik include somewhat drier eyes and the potential need for touch-up procedures. Rarely, other vision issues can arise, so it would be wise to discuss lasik with a qualified eye surgeon in order to alleviate your concerns. ...Read more

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What are common side effects after lasik surgery?

Lasik risks: Dry eye, glare & haloes, possible need for enhancement, infection, corneal scarring, decreased vision. ...Read more

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Can I still have lasik surgery if I have glaucoma?

Yes in most cases: Lasik will not interfere with your glaucoma treatment in most cases. However, if you have low-tension glaucoma, advanced damage from glaucoma, or if you have had glaucoma filtering surgery, a variation of lasik called surface ablation (lasek, prk) may be a safer alternative. ...Read more

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Is it true there is a burning during lasik surgery?

Is it true there is a burning during lasik surgery?

No: The procedure should be painless except for some mild pressure during the creation of the flap. Afterwards, the eye may burn, water, and be light sensitive for a few hours. ...Read more

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What causes pupils to be too large for lasik surgery?

What causes pupils to be too large for lasik surgery?

Youth: Young patients have big pupils. Old people have small pupils. Pupil size is less of an issue today than it was 10 years ago as current treatments accommodate larger pupil sizes. Unless your pupils are gigantic, you will likely do well with modern lasik equipment. ...Read more

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How risky is lasik surgery? How to make the decision?

Low: The risks of laser of refractive surgery have reduced significantly over the past decade with refinements in laser technology. I would however suggest that you consult with an ophthalmologist in a hospital setting as not everyone is suitable for LASIK and some patients are not suitable for any form of surgery. ...Read more

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Can you drink the night before you have lasik surgery?

Can you drink the night before you have lasik surgery?

In moderation: A patient drank so much (it was her anniversary) she felt woozy and thought there was an earthquake. ...Read more

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Why am I not allowed to smoke a day before lasik surgery?

Why am I not allowed to smoke a day before lasik surgery?

Dry eyes: Smoking can also decrease tear production, which can increase dry eyes. This is not a strict rule, but it will certainly help speed recovery if your eyes are more lubricated. ...Read more

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Does lasik surgery to get 20/20 vision again last forever?

Does lasik surgery to get 20/20 vision again last forever?

Not always: Lasik generally gives excellent results rapidly. A few do not hit the target and can be enhanced if the last improvement is important. Over time some 'regress' which means the eyes lose some of the improvment. This can also be fixed. When you get over age 40, with a perfect result, you will start of have near vision issues (presbyopia) which happens to everybody. ...Read more

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How long after a lasik surgery can I start lifting weights?

Right away: Check with your lasik surgeon first, but there should be no prohibition from weight lifting. The main precaution after lasik is rubbing or touching the eyes as this may dislodge the corneal flap. Lifting, jogging, and other non contact sports are usually ok as soon as the vision improves -- generally by the next day. ...Read more

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Why do you have to take zymar drops before your lasik surgery?

Why do you have to take zymar drops before your lasik surgery?

Prevents infection: Zymar is an antibiotic, commonly used to prevent infection. Many surgeons use zymar, but there are many drops that can be used for this purpose. ...Read more

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Can I have lasik after cateract surgery and what are the risk?

Can I have lasik after cateract surgery and what are the risk?

Yes buy why?: Cataract surgery is done with the insertion of a new lens which corrects most or all of the refractive error. So unless the eye healed with a strong need for glasses, you will probably not need adjustment afterwards. Lasik will not restore the accomodative ability of the eye (adjustment for near and far) but new multifocal lens can assist with this. Discuss with your cataract surgeon. ...Read more

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Why is my vision blurry after having lasik surgery 10 days ago?

Why is my vision blurry after having lasik surgery 10 days ago?

Normal healing?: If your surgery went perfectly, your eyes are likely still healing and vision will continue to improve. Peak vision sfter lasik can take weeks to months to set in. Undercorrections or overcorrections can occur. In these cases, enhancements may be needed. It is too early to know if you will need this. Ask your doctor about his opinion on your progress. ...Read more