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Can you tell me the difference between laser eye surgery and the one where they use a blade?

Safety and expense. Laser surgery is generally more precise and safer than surgery done by blade. Many eye operations however can only be done by blade. In situations where the operation can be done by blade or laser, the laser is generally more expensive. Sometimes the expense is justified, sometimes not. Read more...
Different techniques. In refractive surgery such as lasik, a flap is created in the cornea prior to the vision correction with laser. There are 2 ways to make the flap: with a blade called a microkeratome and with a laser called a femtosecond laser. Both techniques can yield excellent results. The laser may be able to make slightly more accurate and thinner flaps which may have some advantages. Read more...
Lasik. For lasik, a laser or a blade can be used to create the flap. Once the flap is created, it is lifted and an excimer laser corrects the prescription. The femtosecond laser for flap creation is the most advanced safest method for flap creation. Read more...

Is there a difference between lasik and laser eye surgery?

Yes. Laser vision correction can be accomplished one of two ways; either lasik where a flap or lid is created prior to the actual laser treatment to "reshape" the cornea or surface ablation also known as prk without a flap or lid where the epithelium is removed followed by the actual laser treatment to reshape the cornea. Read more...
LASIK. Lasik is one form of laser vision correction. The other main form of laser treatment is prk. Read more...
Yes. The difference is that lasik is a type of laser eye surgery. Lasik refers to lasers to correct vision by reshaping the cornea. There are many other laser eye surgeries, such as for diabetic eye problems, glaucoma, and retinal diseases. Read more...
Yes. As i mentioned before there are over 20 ways of performing laser vision corrective techniques among close to 40 vision corrective procedures to help people see without glasses and contact lenses. The term laser eye surgery includes lasik as one among them. All laser vision surgeries re-shape the cornea to help correct the refractive error. Lasik in particular involves making a flap. Read more...

What is the difference between lasik surgery and laser eye surgery?

LASIK is laser surge. Lasik is one form of laser eye surgery where a protective flap is made in the cornea (with blade or laser). This is followed by another laser being used to reshape the cornea. The protective flap is then put back in place. Lasers are used in many other forms of eye surgery to treat medical conditions (glaucoma, retina, cataract.....). Thanks. Read more...

What are the differences between lasik and laser eye surgery?

Laser application. Ophthalmology uses many types of lasers to perform specific treatments. The lasers utilized differ in the wavelength of light, the power, and the duration of exposure. LASIK treatments utilize an excimer laser for the cornea. Many other eye diseases are treated by lasers. Eg., argon, dye, krypton, diode, carbon dioxide, YAG, just to name a few. Laser selection is based on the tissue treated. . Read more...
Goals differ. LASIK (and also PRK) use a specific type of laser to sculpt a new lens power for the eye. These eliminate the need for eyeglasses or contacts. laser eye surgery is a general term which includes LASIK but indicates any use of laser to treat various eye problems like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and some other conditions. They are both aspects of the use of lasers for eye treatment. 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...