How do you take blood pressure for laser eye surgery?

Usually not measured. When laser eye surgery is done in an office setting, blood pressure is usually not measured unless the surgeon is concerned about it. In that case, it is usually measured with a cuff on the arm.

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How much time does it take to start bodybuilding again after laser eye surgery?

Two weeks. Two weeks should be enough if you had no problems after surgery. The main concern would be getting sweat and bacteria into the eyes during the work out. Wash your face before and after the workout. Read more...

I'm thinking of getting laser eye surgery, I am 21 y/o. Any advice?

Yes. 21 is an acceptable age to have laser eye surgery, so long as your eye glass or contact lens prescription has remained stable. You need a pre-operative evaluation by an experienced refractive surgeon to make sure your eyes meet the standards to make you a good candidate. Most lasik surgeons do not charge for the initial examination. Read more...

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

Doctor's instruction. Depending upon your procedure, your doctor may want you to rest your eyes for a certain period of time. Read more...
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...

Can laser eye surgery cause pain during the process?

Yes. It is surgery of the eye. The good news is that a local anesthetic can be used in dropper form to numb your eye. The worst part it the small spring contraption that is used to hold your eyelids apart during the short surgery. Read more...
No. There is no pain. Most patients experience a pressure-like sensation for less than a minute, but it is not painful. Read more...

How old do you have to be to get a laser eye surgery?

18 to 21 years old. A person's eye must have a stable refraction/prescription before refactive surgery, regardless of age. Children have growing and changing prescriptions until adulthood, generally stable by 18 to 21 years of age. Read more...
18. Fda cutoff, but can go younger for special cases. Most importantly, vision rx should be stable and the rest of the eye healthy. Higher risk of change in early 20s. Read more...

How bad do your eyes have to be to get laser eye surgery?

It depends. There is no specific threshold for laser vision correction. Some patients with low degrees of nearsightedness, astigmatism or farsightedness elect to undergo lasik, while others would not feel impaired with the same prescription. The accuracy of low treatment laser correction is quite high. Read more...
It's not how bad... ... But more how badly you want it. Laser vision correction surgery may be beneficial if you need to wear glasses or contact lenses most of the time. You do not have to wait until your vision gets to a specific level before entertaining having the procedure. The lowest prescription most doctors will treat is about 0.5 to0.75 diopters (less than most people usually wear glasses for). Read more...

How often do you need enhancement after laser eye surgery?

It depends. Looking at all patients the number is between 5 and 15 percent. However everyone heals differently so the number can vary. Many patients with larger prescriptions and higher astigmatism are more likely to need an enhancement. Read more...
Varies by doctor. Depending on the surgeon, laser platform and your prescription prior to laser vision correction, there may be the need for an enhancement at some point after surgery. It may be needed in as little as several weeks, or up to years later. Ask the surgeon at your evaluation what his/her enhancement rate is for individuals with prescriptions similar to yours. Read more...