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Doctor insights on: Why Do You Have To Leave Out Your Contacts A Week Before A Lasik Consultation

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Why do you have to leave out your contacts a week before a lasik consultation?

Why do you have to leave out your contacts a week before a lasik consultation?

Best results: A contact lens temporarily reshapes the cornea's curvature. Lasik permanently reshapes the cornea; but if the cornea is treated prior to having returned to its normal curvature, the prescription will change as it does so. Depending on the type of contacts (soft, toric, rigid), it can take between a week and several months for the cornea's curvature to return to normal. ...Read more

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Is cod liver oil safe during the first trimester? I was taking it to moisturize my eyes after lasik. I am worry about the vitamin a intake.

Is cod liver oil safe during the first trimester? I was taking it to moisturize my eyes after lasik. I am worry about the vitamin a intake.

See quote: "women in their reproductive years should be informed that the excessive use of vitamin a shortly before and during pregnancy could be harmful to their babies. The national research council's recommended dietary allowance for vitamin a during pregnancy is 1, 000 retinol equivalents (re)/day, equivalent to 3, 300 iu as retinol or 5, 000 iu of vitamin a obtained from the typical american diet …. ...Read more

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RCC patient, stg. 4 metasises in lungs,liver and skull. Swollen feet. Now has swollen legs (up to thighs) is this from the cancer? On lasiks for 2+wks

RCC patient, stg. 4 metasises in lungs,liver and skull. Swollen feet. Now has swollen legs (up to thighs) is this from the cancer? On lasiks for 2+wks

Possible: Very possible. Swelling may occur via a few different mechanisms in this illness: 1) if normal liver tissue has been replaced by cancer then insufficient circulating proteins can be produced by the liver resulting in a decrease in oncotic or "pulling pressure" of the circulating bloodstream resulting in fluid seeping out into dependent areas of body like the legs. 2) tumor bulk could block IVC ...Read more

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Do they dialate your eyes during a lasik consultation?

Do they dialate your eyes during a lasik consultation?

Run if they don't!: Dilation of the eyes allow for not only a complete examination of the eyes and its structures, it also allows for a complete evaluation of its refraction. Both the physical structural examination and complete refraction profile are essential to recommending someone for the surgery and its outcome! ...Read more

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Can I go back to work after a lasik eye consultation?

Yes: If your eyes are dilated during the exam, the effect of the drops may last several hours, causing the pupils to be large and near vision to be blurred. Your distance vision with your contacts or glasses generally doesn't change but you may be light sensitive. Always use caution if driving. ...Read more

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Can I go back to work after having a lasik eye consultation?

Maybe: Your vision will be a little blurry especially for reading after your lasik consult. Depending on your job, you may or may not be able to go back to work. ...Read more

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Should I have prk or lasik? I had a lasik consultation yesterday with a top surgeon in my area. On my topography scan, he said i had a asymmetrical bow tie on the bottom of one of my eyes that can indicate a predisposition to develop keratonconus. Howev

Should I have prk or lasik? I had a lasik consultation yesterday with a top surgeon in my area.  On my topography scan, he said i had a asymmetrical bow tie on the bottom of one of my eyes that can indicate a predisposition to develop keratonconus.  Howev

Without : Without question - you should have prk. Surface ablation is as effective as lasik, and has the same safety profile. While vision recovers faster with lasik, the long term results are identical. More importantly - with your potential risk of weakening of the eye with lasik - i would in general recommend surface ablation. Obviously - without seeing the maps - i can not know for certain - but this is just a general answer to your question. Best regards bill trattler, md www.Centerforeyecare.Com. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wear contacts before lasik?

A break from contact: lenses is a must to get an accurate evaluation. The lenses change the shape of your cornea temporarily and a LASIK eval requires your cornea in its relaxed form to be accurate. Your eye surgeon will let you know how long to stay completely out of contact lenses. Generally 2 weeks to 3 months depending on the type of lenses. Good luck. ...Read more

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