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What side effects after lasik eye surgery how long do they last?

What side effects after lasik eye surgery  how long do they last?

Glare, haloes: There are many side effects like glare, haloes, difficulty night-driving, dry eye, reduced quality of vision, blurred vision. Some or all can be permanent. Get a free consultation with at least 2 surgeons. ...Read more

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Dr. Emil Chynn
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Lasek Eye Surgery (Definition)

Lasek is a modified version of prk, where dilute alcohol is used to loosen the epithelium. The epithelium is slid to the side, and an excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea to eliminate myopia, hyperopia, and/or astigmatism. Then - the epithelial layer is repositioned over the cornea, and a bandage contact lens is placed. The epithelium will typical heal over ...Read more


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What side effects does lasik eye surgery cause, and how long do they last?

What side effects does lasik eye surgery cause, and how long do they last?

Dry eye, halos: The main side effects of lasik are dry eye and halos around lights at night. They can last from a couple of weeks to several months but can be managed readily with lubricating eye drops. ...Read more

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What side effects do people experience after lasik eye surgery?

What side effects do people experience after lasik eye surgery?

Vision, dryness: Most lasik surgeries do extremely well with the apparatus well worked out into its fourth generation of improvement. The two major things seen are a final refraction not perfect (usually a little near sighted) and dryness. If it is strongly desirable to improve the vision to perfect an enhancement procedure can be done. Dryness is treated with drops and frequently lessens over time.. ...Read more

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Lasik eye surgery. What are the side effects of it. Till what age can I get it done?

LASIK age: There is no age limit for lasik but other eye disease such as cataract, glaucoma, retinal disease, etc should be evaluated preoperatively. ...Read more

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Im 20 and I want ro do lasik eye surgery.is it dangerous?what is the side effects ?

Im 20 and I want ro do lasik eye surgery.is it dangerous?what is the side effects ?

Wait a while: Because vision continues to change, we usually wait until age 23 to consider LASIK. After that the result is more likely to be stable. Risks include persistent eye dryness afterwards, occasionally not hitting the visual result so that further treatment is needed (enhancement), and longer term regression over time as some eyes try to get back to their original power. ...Read more

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Are the effects of lasik eye surgery long lasting?

Are the effects of lasik eye surgery long lasting?

Yes: If your prescription is eliminated by lasik, it should be stable forever unless some other issue changes your prescription (such as cataract formation). ...Read more

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I have very blurry vision after my lasik eye surgery. How long before it clears up?

I have very blurry vision after my lasik eye surgery. How long before it clears up?

Eval to find cause: Common reasons can be dry eye, inflammation, residual prescription, and others. Best to have specific cause determined and treated appropriately by your eye surgeon. ...Read more

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How long it will back to normal vision after lasik eye surgery?

How long it will back to normal vision after lasik eye surgery?

Hours: Most people have excellent vision within hours of having lasik. Many wake up seeing 20/20 the next day. Your surgeon will check you the next day to make sure things are going well. ...Read more

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How long does it take to see clearly after lasik eye surgery?

How long does it take to see clearly after lasik eye surgery?

Very quickly: Some improvement immediately, rapid improvement over a few days, stability over a few months. ...Read more

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How long does it take to do lasik eye surgery?

10-15 minutes: The surgery is not about speed, but outcomes. If the surgeon and patient are comfortable and everything is working well, this is a very fast procedure. I encourage patients to rest after the procedure so don't plan to attend any other activities for remainder of day. Its a little more involved them getting your teeth cleaned or hair cut. ...Read more

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I want to get lasik eye surgery I am turning 18 I have had bad eyes for awhile... I tried glasses, and can't afford contacts. I would like to know the procedure of the surgery, how much it costs, and what are long term problems that can occur, can I the t

I want to get lasik eye surgery I am turning 18 I have had bad eyes for awhile... I tried glasses, and can't afford contacts. I would like to know the procedure of the surgery, how much it costs, and what are long term problems that can occur, can I the t

Most Importantly!: Lasik is a wonderful, "life altering" surgical procedure that changes the focus of your eyes. (every word in this sentence is important!) so reseting your focus does not treat any disease.. It just resets your focus, which may change, but likely will not if your vision is stable. Surgery (like everything in life) has risks. If you can accept the small risks for the vision benefits, then go for it! ...Read more

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Lasik eye surgery can go long life time without any problem?

Lasik eye surgery can go long life time without any problem?

Could: yes, it could last for a long time. It depends on patient eye and health condition. It can be more stable up to 40 yrs old. Then the person may need reading glasses due to decrease accommodative power. If the person develops cataract then vision and refraction may change after 50. It can regress towards myopia. If its over corrected it may become hyperopic(farsighted) with time. ...Read more

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How long does the whole process of undergoing lasik eye surgery take?

15-20 minutes: While the entire procedure takes about 15-20 minutes, the treatment itself generally takes around 20-40 seconds per eye. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait before i can see again with lasik eye surgery?

Very soon: Although most are seeing again immediately after the treatment, it will be fuzzy/hazy requiring a driver and lots of rest. In an uncomplicated case, nearly all patients are seeing well enough by the next day to return to tasks such as driving. ...Read more

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If i get lasik eye surgery will i have perfect 20/20 vision and no longer need my glasses?

If i get lasik eye surgery will i have perfect 20/20 vision and no longer need my glasses?

Potential, 4 awhile: Depending on your unique corneal variables ( astigmatism, level of myopia/hyperopia, corneal thickness, posterior corneal curvature) if all acceptable, then you have about an 95 to 98% chance to be out of your corrective spectacle/contact lenses. At least for awhile anyway. As you age, other factors enter the glasses freedom era, such as presbyopia, cataracts, corneal elasticity changes. ...Read more

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What are some common problems that people have after lasik eye surgery?

Lasik: Most common issue post lasik is residual refractive error needing a touchup. Some dryness, glare & haloes are common early but resolve as the eyes heal. All other issues are rare. ...Read more

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Can you get colorblind after lasik eye surgery?

Can you get colorblind after lasik eye surgery?

Color blindness: Most color blindness is inherited. Lasik does not cause color blindness but optic nerve issues have been rarely reported after the procedure which could possibly alter color perception. ...Read more

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When will i be able to smoke after lasik eye surgery?

Smoking & LASIK: Smoking can make dry eyes worse - and that can impact the results of lasik. You can speak with your doctor - but the longer you avoid smoking - the better. ...Read more

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