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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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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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