What are some of the disadvantages of a laser eye surgery?

Dry eye. With lasik one can get haloes glare dry eyes.
Varies. Lasik can cause dryness, which for most, but not all patients, is generally temporary until the nerves grow back into the flap. There are low risks of over or undercorrection, and a low risk of infection, as with any type of surgery. It is best to discuss your specific risks and benefits of laser eye surgery in depth with your eyemd before making an informed decision.

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What are some complications of laser eye surgery?

Very Few. While laser eye surgery (lasik, prk) is very safe, there can rarley be complications that may affect vision. Most commonly, the eye may not achieve perfect vision, and an enhancement may be needed later. Dry eyes can occur and last for several months, and small abrasions may be present for a few days. More rarely, surface skin can sometimes grow under the flap, causing blurred vision.

Can you provide some advice for someone who's had laser eye surgery?

After lasik. Yes, but what is the question? Dry eyes are normal for 6-12 months ;nd you may need to use artificial tears regularly. If you are unsatisfied or still have questions, a good doctor will see you back and try to clarify, or correct. It may take a little while to get accustomed to the change, and it is normal for one eye to be a bit ahead of the other, just as is the case for folks prior to surgery.

Some sites seem to think having laser eye surgery can lead to some horrible condition. What are common risks?

Dry Eye. For the most part, laser eye surgery is safe and very effective. However, any procedure can carry risks. Most common risk is dry eye. Other risks include infection and inflammation. It is very important to get a thorough eye examination and discuss the procedure and it's risks with your ophthalmologist. Good luck.

Can laser eye surgery be used to correct or compensate for shortsightedness? What are some of the risks of laser eye surgery?

Yes. Nearsightedness in the most common reason that people have laser vision correction.
LASIK. Lasik and prk work extremely well for the correction of myopia, astigmatism, and hyperopia. The technology and techniques have evolved and matured over the past 15 to 20 years. Although they are both extremely safe, as with any surgical procedure there are risks. It would be best to discuss these risks with your surgeon, depending on your particular situation and exact procedure.

What are some common treatments using laser eye surgery?

Vision correction. I assume is what you are asking. They reshape the cornea. Other laser surgery is to cauterize blood vessels in the eye in cases of diabetic retinopathy.

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.
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.

Could you please tell me where is the best place to have a laser eye surgery?

Laser eye center. Ask a local ophthalmologist or optometrist. Your best bet is to see someone who has performed hundreds if not thousands of procedures. I had mine done by a highly trained ophthalmologist at a laser eye center near my home.

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.
2-4 weeks. If you are a soft lens wearer, most require that you refrain from contacts for 2 weeks. If you are a hard lens wearer (or gas permeable) then most require 4 weeks prior to surgery. You might be required to have a re-measure of the eye surface after this interval to get the best result.

I just came back from a laser eye surgery exam, they put the blurry drops in my eye to make my pupils bigger. When will the blurriness go away?

Pupil Dilation. Hi IPark. It usually takes about 3-4 hrs for the blurriness to subside. What you are experiencing is the inability of your pupil to accomodate.
In a few hours. The effect of medicines for pupil dilation do not last more than 2-4 hours. You should wake up with clear vision in the morning.