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  • Lasik eye surgery

    Even though this is an old thread I thought I would comment.
    I had Lasik in September of 2005. I had instane correction- BUT my eyes were so dry that the next day when I went back for post op check I coul barely get there! My eyes were so dry the doc said the cornea looked like 'scabs'. I had to stay another day before he would let me drive home- and I had to use drops every 10 minutes.
    I have had to have them looked at a few times because I will not be able to see, and there is horrible pain in the eyes. The eye doc says it is 'dry eye'. Now that the complication of dry eye is known, I am not certain I would have the surgery or not....
    When I go south, where the climate is more humid I don't have such a problem, but here in northern Wyoming it is dry. Yesterday and today I can't read a book, cook a recipe because I can't read. I tried to use the phone book and can't. If there are errors in my tyoing I cannot see them. When my eyes are not dry, I like the results- I guess now I realize that I couldn't stand the contacts because my eyes were so dry. Mixed feelings...
    If you are thinking about LASIK, be CERTAIN you question your doc about the status of your eyes- if they are dry at all.
    It has been found that when the cornea is sliced, the 'lubrication/tear' nerves are damaged. They eyes become more dry.

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    Hi razib,
    I edited your signature to remove your advertising link as that is not allowed.

    I think you meant to post this in the ocular rosacea section and will move this post as well.

    Welcome to the RF.

    Best wishes,


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      Need for an Eye Surgery

      There are lots of other options out there. There's a new one day disposable contact lens on the market for dry eyes. It's called one day Moist by Acuvue.


      • #4
        I had Lasik eye surgery with very good results. When you go in for the initial consultation they will test your eyes to determine if you are a surgery candidate.

        The procedure itself is very safe, particular since the initial cut of the corneal flap can now be performed by a laser as well, rather than the surgical blade historically used. Using a laser to make the corneal flap cut is very accurate and reduces any chance of infection or complications.

        I paid a total of $2900 or so two years ago. I consider it money well spent. My vision is now 20/15, better than I ever had with glasses.

        The "halo effect" that n8tiveuit refers to is a temporary effect caused by the corneal flap being cut. The corneal flap will heal, and this effect goes away.

        Regarding pmt's comments: there are a wide variety of lasers used in modern society. To compare a high-power laser to a medically-designed precision laser is rather uneducated.