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Will laser eye surgery increase the likelihood of the development of cataracts?

Will laser eye surgery increase the likelihood of the development of cataracts?

No: However laser inside the eye such as an lpi or yag laser that hits the lens can increase the likelihood of earlier cataracts. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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Can laser eye surgery help me if cataracts?

Can laser eye surgery help me if cataracts?

No: If you are talking about the usual lasik eye surgery then it will not help you. Although today, many surgeons are advanced and use laser cataract surgery, in which the procedure is more precise. ...Read more

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If you have the start of a cataract can laser eye surgery lasik help?

If you have the start of a cataract can laser eye surgery lasik help?

No: If there is a significant cataract, which is inside the eye, then cataract removal is the procedure needed. Many times this will correct the vision to a point where glasses may not be needed after. Lasik is an external treatment that will not treat a cataract but help reduce the need for contact lenses or glasses. ...Read more

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What are expert opinions on the increase of laser eye surgery in recent years?

What are expert opinions on the increase of laser eye surgery in recent years?

More specific: We use lasers to perform lots of different surgeries in ophthalmology, everything from glaucoma to cataract, diabetes, and perhaps most well known to treat refractive error (glasses) which i assume is what you are referring to. My observation is that the rate of laser lasik eye surgery is not significantly increasing in recent years. ...Read more

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How much will laser eye surgery cost?

How much will laser eye surgery cost?

Depends: Surgeons may charge anywhere fro $800 per eye to $4000 per eye depending on your local market and the surgeon. Look for an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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How long should I stop wearing contacts before a laser eye surgery?

How long should I stop wearing contacts before a laser eye surgery?

It depends: It depends. If you are wearing soft contact lenses, generally 2 weeks is adequate. For toric contacts or gas permeable contacts, 3 or more weeks may be required. If you wore the old pmma contacts for decades, it could take longer. The best rule of thumb is to have the shape of the eye tested (topography) and have that repeated when out of contacts to prove that the shape is stable and not shifting. ...Read more

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What to do if I had laser eye surgery, 2 years later I need glasses again?

What to do if I had laser eye surgery, 2 years later I need glasses again?

Get a consult: There are many reasons you may need glasses at this point in time. If it is related to regression of your original surgery, or if your prescription has just changed over time, it is often possible to enhance your original surgery. I would go back to your original surgeon for a consult to explore your options ...Read more

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How to know if I am eligible for laser eye surgery (lasik)?

See a surgeon: Lasik surgeons usually offer free evaluations to determine if you can have surgery. In general, you must be over 18, with stable eyes, and good overall eye health. More info at http://www2020vision.Com. ...Read more

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If i get laser eye surgery will i ever need to wear glasses again?

If i get laser eye surgery will i ever need to wear glasses again?

Yes: You may have a change in the vision after surgery (some time delay for this) called regression which can reproduce some of the original need for eyeglasses. When you are past age 40, you will definitely need reading glasses which is age related and not due to failure of the lasik. ...Read more

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How long after laser eye surgery can I start wearing eye makeup again?

How long after laser eye surgery can I start wearing eye makeup again?

Speak to your surgeo: Speak to your surgeon, but typically within a few days you could do what ever you want including eye makeup. ...Read more

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I am thinking of lasik laser eye surgery. What should I know about it?

I am thinking of lasik laser eye surgery. What should I know about it?

LASIK surgery: Lasik surgery is an effective procedure for reducing or eliminating your need for glasses. You should consult with an experienced doctor who is involved with lasik to determine whether or not you are a candidate. You should also learn about the risks of the surgery as well as the potential benefits of the surgery in your particular case. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I am shortsighted and want refractive laser eye surgery to correct my vision. Does that mean the surface of my eye will be cut with a razor?

I am shortsighted and want refractive laser eye surgery to correct my vision. Does that mean the surface of my eye will be cut with a razor?

It depends: When lasik was first performed, a blade was used to create the flap. Now the majority of surgeons use a femto second laser to perform this step. This "all laser" lasik allows us to create more precise flaps in a more controlled manner and achieve better results. ...Read more

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Twenty days ago i had laser eye surgery. Immediately after the surgery i could see well from my right eye i still can't see from my other eye why?

Twenty days  ago i had laser eye surgery. Immediately after the surgery i could see well from my right eye i still can't see from my other eye why?

Call your doc : Don't mess around with your concerning decreased vision. I'm assuming you had laser vision correction surgery, but if you were told to call your doc for any changes in vision, pain, flashes ; floater increases, you should do so right away. Even if you were not told, is be concerned. Your doc will help. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to have laser eye surgery at such a young age at 16? My vision gets worse every year and i don't want to wait until i'm in my mid 20s

LASIK young: I would wait until after age 20, though you could do it earlier. If your vision is indeed worsening every year, than your prescription is not stable. Your correction would be a moving target and you may need to go through the surgery again not too many years afterward. Also, younger folks are at more risk of getting ectasia (corneal warpage) even withouth the surgery. Long life--better to wait. ...Read more

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I have astigmatism & im far sighted (l eye: -7.25 r eye: -7.50). Can I get laser eye surgery to correct it? I'm 16 & my eyesight gets worse every year

I have astigmatism & im far sighted (l eye: -7.25 r eye: -7.50). Can I get laser eye surgery to correct it? I'm 16 & my eyesight gets worse every year

Not yet age stabilit: Myopia and astigmatism can be corrected with laser. Minimum approved age is 18. (Are you 16 or 22?) In addition to your prescription testing for stability, other very important tests and a dilated exam will be done by your ophthalmologist to see if you are a candidate then. There are other treatments that can correct your vision as well if your are not a good laser candidate. ...Read more

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How old do you need to be to get laser eye surgery? Do you need to be a certain age? My eyes are still changing and my vision is getting worse, but i'm interested in getting corrective surgery. How long do I need to wait after getting glasses?

How old do you need to be to get laser eye surgery? Do you need to be a certain age? My eyes are still changing and my vision is getting worse, but i'm interested in getting corrective surgery. How long do I need to wait after getting glasses?

The : The food and drug administration (fda) has approved laser vision correction after age 21. Should should definitely wait until at least that age, although some people's eyes change until their mid to late 20's. Make sure your vision is stable before proceeding. Your ophthalmologist should see you 2 years in a row to make sure that things are stable before performing laser vision correction. But again, i would wait until at least age 21. ...Read more

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Why can't I watch tv after laser eye surgery?

Why can't I watch tv after laser eye surgery?

Give them a rest: Laser eye surgery can cause mild irritation for the first few hours after the procedure. It is also during this time that the eye can feel its driest. Keeping the eye open causes it to become somewhat drier, increasing the irritation and discomfort, and possibly even slowing down healing to some degree. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more