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I don't understand the differences between all those eye correction surgeries. Are lasik and Lasix (furosemide) the same thing?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Lasix (furosemide) = water pill used to remove swelling in the extremities; lasik = laser eye surgery.

In brief: No

Lasix (furosemide) = water pill used to remove swelling in the extremities; lasik = laser eye surgery.
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Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: LASIK

Lasik is a surgery where a flap is made in the cornea, either with a laser or a blade, and a laser is used to reshape the cornea to decrease the need for glasses.
Lasix (furosemide) is a medication that is used to remove fluid from the body when people have heart problems.

In brief: LASIK

Lasik is a surgery where a flap is made in the cornea, either with a laser or a blade, and a laser is used to reshape the cornea to decrease the need for glasses.
Lasix (furosemide) is a medication that is used to remove fluid from the body when people have heart problems.
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lasix (furosemide) is a

Diuretic and lasik is a vision corrective surgery.

In brief: Lasix (furosemide) is a

Diuretic and lasik is a vision corrective surgery.
Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Here's a summary

Lasik, prk, epi-lasik and surface ablation are similar ways a laser changes the shape of the front of the eye (cornea) in order to correct for nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism (laser vision correction surgery).
Lasik is often confused with the blood pressure medicine Lasix (furosemide) (furosamide).

In brief: Here's a summary

Lasik, prk, epi-lasik and surface ablation are similar ways a laser changes the shape of the front of the eye (cornea) in order to correct for nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism (laser vision correction surgery).
Lasik is often confused with the blood pressure medicine Lasix (furosemide) (furosamide).
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: No

In brief: No

Lasik is a vision correction surgery & Lasix (furosemide) is a diuretic medication.
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Dr. Federico Mattioli
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: No

Lots of terminology in vision correction surgery, such as lasik (laser in situ keratomileusis).
Lasix (furosemide) is not a surgery, but a brand medication in the diuretic class generally used for high blood pressure and other conditions.

In brief: No

Lots of terminology in vision correction surgery, such as lasik (laser in situ keratomileusis).
Lasix (furosemide) is not a surgery, but a brand medication in the diuretic class generally used for high blood pressure and other conditions.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
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