Am I put to sleep during lasik eye surgery?

Generally not. You need to be able to cooperate with instructions. You might be offered some type of sedation though. This is worth discussing with your lasik doctor.

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In lasik eye surgery, do they put cuts like cutting a pizza?

No. You are thinking of radial keratotmy, or rk, an older technique pretty much abandoned since the advent of laser vision correction / lasik. Laser reshapes cornea without deep cuts or scars. Read more...
No. In lasik, a circular flap is created and then lifted up to expose the corneal stroma. Then laser is applied and the flap replaced. The procedure where cuts are made on the cornea like a pizza (radial) is called radial keratotomy or rk. It is an older procedure and not performed much anymore because of late onset regression and irregular astigmatism. Read more...
No. Your description of "pie cuts" sounds like an outdated procedure called radial keratotomy. In lasik, a round flap is made which is lifted to allow laser vision correction and then the flap is returned to normal position. Read more...
No. They don't cut the eye vertically like a pizza, but horizontally, parallel to the surface of the cornea to create a flap. This flap is folded over itself, then the remaining cornea is thinned with laser, then the flap is folded back into place like a hinged door. Read more...

I have chronic dry eye after having lasik eye surgery a year ago, my doctor says he can put plugs in. But should I ask first abot restacyst?

Sure. Punctual plugs, restasis, frequent artificial tear use, fish/flaxseed oil capsules, humidification of living environment air, spectacles with a wrap are among the usual treatment options for dry eye sufferers. Hopefully you and your eye md will be able to determine what will work best for your needs. Read more...
Yes. If you have not tried treatment with restasis, you should. Keep using artificial tears plus the restais. Plugs can also help if necessary. Read more...
Yes. You may want to try a six month course of restasis. Regeneration of corneal nerves cut during the lasik procedure may regenerate to the point that your reflex tearing may return to normal. If your symptoms recur after stoping restasis, plugs are probably indicated. Read more...

What amount does lasik eye surgery cost?

LASIK Surgery. The cost can vary depending on the technology, the experience, and the region of the country you are having LASIK performed in. For all laser LASIK at a reputable physician's practice, expect to pay around $2,000 to $2,400 per eye for this procedure. Read more...
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...

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...

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...
LASIK advances. Lasik provides excellent outcomes with current technology. Lasers will continue to improve and additional femtosecond laser technology will evolve. Additional advances will likely be seen over the next 5-10 years. Read more...

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...
Need evaluation. Only a careful evaluation with your ophthalmologist can determine if lasik or other option is right for your situation. Typically, the majority of people are good candidates. Read more...