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What Side Effects After Lasik Eye Surgery How Long Do They Last
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
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
Is my vision too bad for lasik to correct? My eyesight has been very bad all of my life, it scored -5.5 at my last check up. I have considered the option of lasik eye surgery, but i don't want to get my hopes up for having 20/20 vision afterward if it's n
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