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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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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 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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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?

LASIK side effects: Lasik is an extremely safe and effective procedure. It can cause some dry eye abd glare/ haloes for a few months after the procedure but these issues typically resolve as the eye heals. You should discuss this with corneal surgeon. ...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?

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

LASIK: Thankfully - problems after lasik are uncommon. Patients can end up over or under corrected. Patients can also experience dry eye - which typically improves over a few months. There is a risk of inflammation or infection, but these are uncommon. In general, lasik is a safe procedure, but there is nothing that is risk free. ...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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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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