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What Is The Difference Between Yag And Lasik Surgery
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
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
What is the difference between lasik and cataract surgery. I still want to wear eyeglasses. Will I be able to?
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
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
Thinking of getting corrective vision surgery. Should I get Lasik or PRK surgery? Which is better and what's the difference? And which is cheaper?
Decision: Your doctor will advise which procedure is best for you. The price depends on what you need. ...Read more
I don't understand the differences between all those eye correction surgeries. Are lasik and Lasix (furosemide) the same thing?
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
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
Masturbate: Should be ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
In moderation: A patient drank so much (it was her anniversary) she felt woozy and thought there was an earthquake. ...Read more
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
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
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
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