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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 laser vision correction where the epithelium ( the e ) is lifted as a sheet and the laser is applied. In contrast in lasik the epithelium and a thin layer of stroma ( the i for in situ ) is lifted then ...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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How long do dry eyes last after lasik surgery?

How long do dry eyes last after lasik surgery?

6 months or more.: With lasik, a flap is created. During the creation of a flap, the corneal nerves are cut. This results in decreased sensation to your cornea resulting in decreased blink rate. This results in dryness. It takes about 6 months for the nerves to grow back. ...Read more

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How do the eyes feel after nd yag laser surgery & how long does the recovery take are gritty eyes common?

How do the eyes feel after nd yag laser surgery & how long does the recovery take are gritty eyes common?

Pain is minimal: Co2 and long-pulsed erbium lasers are the more common lasers used in resurfacing eyelids and the face. Pain is generally not a major complaint with laser resurfacing. Expect a 50 - 75% reduction in the depth of facial lines and wrinkles with ablative laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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What side effects should I expect? How long will they last?

Depends!: As dr. Harris noted, we need more information. Side effects vary depending upon medication & procedure. This can be addressed by prescribing physician or your surgeon. S/he can also tell you how long to expect side effects to last. ...Read more

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What are the morning after pill side effects? How long do they last?

What are the morning after pill side effects? How long do they last?

Side effects: Potential Side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late. Most except for ...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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How long does blepharoplasty surgery (upper lids only) usually take? How long is recovery? When do results become apparent?

How long does blepharoplasty surgery (upper lids only)  usually take? How long is recovery? When do results become apparent?

Blepharospasm: the duration of the surgery depends on what procedures will be performed and who is performing them. You should be sociable after a week if you follow your surgeon' s postop instructions. Have your eyes evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in eyelid procedures. ...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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How long can it take before your eyesight adjusts back after having lasik surgery?

How long can it take before your eyesight adjusts back after having lasik surgery?

Generally rapid: Most lasik patients see pretty well on the day after surgery and very well by one week. In general the major healing is considered over by three weeks. A few linger due to their biology. The change is usually dramatic and very satisfying. ...Read more

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Long term laser eye negatives? I have heard that long term getting laser eye surgury still requires you to wear glasses. What are the long term negatives and potential issues from getting laser eye surgury?

Long term laser eye negatives? I have heard that long term getting laser eye surgury still requires you to wear glasses.  What are the long term negatives and potential issues from getting laser eye surgury?

Laser eye surgery: Laser eye surgery is safe and effective long-term for vision correction. If both eyes are corrected for distance vision, then reading glasses will be needed once the patient is 45-50 years of age. If the patient does not want to use reading glasses, then monovision laser treatment can be considered. ...Read more

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How long will it take my eye to heal after cataract surgery so I can do the other one?

How long will it take my eye to heal after cataract surgery so I can do the other one?

Healing after cat Sg: Typically 2 to 3 weeks surgery in the other eye can be done as early as 3 days after the first one. There has been recent efforts to consider, bilateral cataract surgery in one setting. What precluded this in the past is the remote possibility of an infection in one eye, that could conceivably affect both eyes. ...Read more

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For how long are your eyes swollen after eyelid surgery?

For how long are your eyes swollen after eyelid surgery?

Not that long: Upper eyelid surgery is generally associated with very little swelling. Sutures are removed at 4-5 days postoperatively and almost all swelling is gone by 10 days. Lower lid surgery is more involved and more likely to be associated with more significant bruising and swelling. Even here, most of the swelling should be gone by 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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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 after eye muscle surgery do eye's appear straight?

How long after eye muscle surgery do eye's appear straight?

Nearly immediately: The eyes should be relatively straight immediately following muscle surgery. Depending on the specific surgery as well as the patient's pre-operative condition, the eyes may not be able to be completely aligned, or may take longer to straighten. ...Read more

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How long does it last to dissapear my eye's congictivitis completely after strabismus surgery?

How long does it last to dissapear my eye's congictivitis completely after strabismus surgery?

Several weeks: The conjunctival lining of the eye reacts very strongly to the manipulation and incisions in strabismus surgery. But healing generally is steady and certain. Over a period of 2-4 weeks, the eye lining will normalize and the eye will look fine. ...Read more

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For how long after anaphylactic shock can we expect after effects & what are they?

For how long after anaphylactic shock can we expect after effects & what are they?

1-2 days: Depending on the severity of the reaction, a person can feel drained for a day or 2 after their reaction. Ample rest should be enough and hydration. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal my eyes after lasic surgery?

How long does it take to heal my eyes after lasic surgery?

Usually 5-7day: Usually 5-7d for initial healing depending on what was done during the Lasik surgery. But this is true for routine cases. Full recovery takes about a month in most cases ...Read more