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When can I to to movie theater after a lasik eye surgery?

When can I to to movie theater after a lasik eye surgery?

Same day: Using your eyes for normal activites will not disturb your lasik surgery. There are very few restrictions after lasik, most doctors advise you to avoid rubbing the eyes and submerging the head in water for at least 2 weeks. As long as you are using your medications on time and lubricating the eye frequently, you can got to the movies the same day or the day after the procedure. ...Read more

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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Is lasik eye surgery safe?

Is lasik eye surgery safe?

Amost always: Nothing is 100% safe. Not even driving a car or crossing a street. Lasik is one of the safest procedures around but it's unrealistic to think in absolute terms of "safe" vs "unsafe". The patient has to be willing to sign the consent form that discloses everything that can go wrong (very rarely) and be comfortable taking a small chance for a big reward. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery worth it?

Is lasik eye surgery worth it?

Yes: Low risk procedure that works really well...Definitely worth it. And the expense for getting a lifetime of decreased glasses and contact dependence is priceless! ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery recommended?

Is lasik eye surgery recommended?

Yes: Lasik eye surgery is recommended for appropriate candidates who wish to decrease their dependance on glasses or contact lenses. ...Read more

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What is the best lasik eye surgery?

What is the best lasik eye surgery?

All laser LASIK: I believe that bladeless lasik is safer. A laser created flap is perfect most every time unless suction is lost, and even in the limited times I have seen that, there were no serious consequences. Wavefront lasik is often promoted as the most advanced, but in my experience, not absolutely necessary as long as spherical aberration is reduced with the ablation profile. ...Read more

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How accurate is lasik eye surgery?

How accurate is lasik eye surgery?

Extremely so: Lasik surgery is extremely accurate. See www. Pubmed. Com or fda trial information online for more details. ...Read more

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How dangerous is lasik eye surgery?

How dangerous is lasik eye surgery?

It is quite safe.: Though there are obviously complications with any surgery, they are rare with lasik eye surgery. The vast majority of people do very well. ...Read more

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How effective is lasik eye surgery?

Very successful: As long as you have appropriate expectations, and don't have abnormal cornea or certain systemic diseases especially immunologic disease. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery considered safe?

Yes: In general lasik is one of the safest surgeries performed. There are people who are not candidates for lasik. If you are concerned, ask your ophthalmologist about the safety of lasik in your eyes. ...Read more

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Is it painful to have lasik eye surgery?

No pain with LASIK: Before the lasik procedure, numbing drops are used so that there is no pain during surgery. My lasik patients receive a sedative and then go to sleep during their healing period postoperatively. By the time that they wake up from their nap 3-4 hours later, enough healing has happened that there is no discomfort. There can be a foreign body sensation if you do not sleep for a few hours. ...Read more

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What amount does lasik eye surgery cost?

What amount does lasik eye surgery cost?

It varies: In Auburn, Alabama I have done 165, 000 refractive cases. We charge from $299 to $599.
$299 for students and military, including high school
#599 for most patients
$599 for patients 43 and older, gives no loss in distance, a wall 40" away, groceries on the shelves, your car instruments, and usually a computer or anything else at 18 inches. ...Read more

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What's the best lasik eye surgery to get?

Surgeon can decide: No one procedure is best. Each eye is unique. Sometimes a visx laser and other times allegretto may be better.
Flap can be made with a laser or an automated keratome safely. Sometimes it is safer to do a flapless procedure. A good lasik surgeon who has all theses technologies needs to be found first. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery effective and suggested?

Yes: Lasik is very effective but not for everyone. See a board-certified ophthalmologist for an exam and recommendations. ...Read more

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At what age is lasik eye surgery recommended?

LASIK age: For lasik, I typically do not recommend it for patients under 18 years of age or if the prescription is unstable. ...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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What is your experience with lasik eye surgery?

Very positive: In properly selected patients, lasik gives great results. Some of my happiest patients are my lasik patients. I, myself, had lasik done over 12 years ago; and I am still enjoying excellent distance vision. ...Read more

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How to know if I qualify for lasik eye surgery?

Consultation: The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for LASIK vision correction is to have a consultation with a qualified LASIK surgeon. Most LASIK practices offer a free, no obligation consultation where they will perform testing to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of lasik eye surgery?

What are the pros and cons of lasik eye surgery?

Pros and Cons: The lasik surgery carries no more risk than many other common or routine surgeries. Lasik has helped millions of people with their sight. Surgery is not painful and you will see better than contact lenses. ...Read more

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How much does the lasik eye surgery really cost?

How much does the lasik eye surgery really cost?

Usually > 4K total: The national average cost in 2012 was over 2k per eye. However, the cost of lasik can vary based on many factors. The biggest variables are the technology used in surgery and the overhead of the surgical center. So, centers with newer, more up-to-date, advanced technologies will often have higher costs. Many of these technologies have high associated usage fees. ...Read more

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How can I keep my eyes open in lasik eye surgery?

Doctor does it: The surgeon uses an instrument to gently open and separate your eyelids during the surgery. The instrument is called an eyelid speculum and is not painful. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of having lasik eye surgery?

Risks: The lasik surgery carries no more risk than many other common or routine surgeries. With the amazing technology of the visx laser, intralase laser, risk of infection, glare, halos or diminished night vision is significantly reduced. ...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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How old should I be to get lasik eye surgery done?

18 yrs of age: Usually lasik is performed on individuals 18 yrs or older with a stable refraction for at least 1 yr. If your vision is still changing, then you are not a good candidate for lasik and should wait until your prescription has stablized and remained so for at least 1 yr. ...Read more

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Can lasik eye surgery accidentally damage your eyes?

Can lasik eye surgery accidentally damage your eyes?

Rare: All surgery including lasik carries some degress of risk. Lasik certainly has among the lowest percentage of risk. There have however been no cases of blindness reported in millions of eyes done and the reported problems are quite minor and should not prevent you from having the procedure if you are otherwise a good candidate. ...Read more

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What are future changes coming for lasik eye surgery?

Lasik surgery: New developments are always being made in technology and technique. The current state of the art provides a safe procedure in the right skilled hands. ...Read more

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How could I be a good candidate for lasik eye surgery?

How could I be a good candidate for lasik eye surgery?

Good Candidate: It is necessary to go with an experienced ophthalmologist to do a full exam to see if you are a good candidate. Various factors need to be accounted for; for example: corneal thickness, prescryption of eyes, etc. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I want to do lasik eye surgery?

What do you suggest if I want to do lasik eye surgery?

LASIK surgery: If you are interested in lasik, you should see an expert in the area of lasik to determine whether or not you are a candidate for the procedure. The doctor would perform a variety of tests to determine whether lasik is an option.
Best of luck! ...Read more

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Some people react badly to lasik eye surgery. Why is that?

Bad luck, bad choice: Like all surgery, lasik has risks. Fortunately under ideal circumstances they are very rare. Measures to minimize risk include avoiding patients with abnormally thin or irregularly shaped corneas. These are easily found with testing. Most of the complications of lasik involve the flap that's made. Other methods, like prk, avoid the flap and are safer. ...Read more

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What age should you be to get lasik eye surgery performed?

What age should you be to get lasik eye surgery performed?

At least 18: But there are many factors that you must meet to qualify for LASIK. One of the factors is a stable prescription for at least 1 year. ...Read more

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What are the chances of an unsuccessful lasik eye surgery?

What are the chances of an unsuccessful lasik eye surgery?

Very rare: LASIK outcomes are usually very successful depening on preoperative risk factors (amount of myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, presence of dry eye, other medical diseases, pupil size. Check with your eyeMD to get further information about your eye. More info: eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com ...Read more