LASIK FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Is it better to do one eye at a time (wait until one heals first before doing another eye) instead of having the lasik surgery for both eyes at the same time? Thank you.
- Can I go blind?
- Good Morning, I've had Lasek performed one month ago at a laser center in Manhattan. My right eye began to experience ghosting last week. Can you tell me the cause of this? Should this go away gradually over the next few months? Thanks.
- My vision is -6.00 (right) and -6.50 (right) eye. Is my vision too far gone to see 20/20 again? Will surgery even correct such poor vision?
- If you had to compare PRK with LASIK, which has the best safety record?
- I wear glasses for nearsightedness and lately must take them off to read as well. Can both problems be corrected with one laser surgery?
- can i wear contacts up to the time of eye surgery
- If my prescription is +6.00 can I wear contact lenses with +6.50 Thanks
- I would like to know if I can get lasik. I'm -4.50 and -6.5 on my other eye. Also on my right eye I have antigmatism. Can you help?
- Are you currently using the Eye-Q laser to treat eyes? If not, when to you expect the use the Eye-Q on patients? Thank you.
- hello doctor I am under training pilot and got my medicals done some time back .but few days after my medicals i suddenly see a black spot in front of eye thats moving based on which i think it might be floater. can this be somthing else or its floater and is this serious considering that fact that am pilot and will stop me in any ways from privelages of flying
- Does insurance cover corrective eye surgery?
- I am interested in having the LASIK procedure. However, I have some concerns. I have seen media articles which claim the procedure is high risk for ghosting, arcs, starburst and halos, corneal abscesses, undercorrection, overcorrection, double vision, triple vision or loss of night vision or loss of vision altogether. I know that there are risks with all surgeries, but what are the realities with respect to LASIK. Can you speak to some of my concerns. How do I arrange a consultation?
- I am 49 years old and considering laser eye surgery. Can I travel by air immediately after the eye surgery ?
- Hello, I had Lasik over 7 years ago and I am very happy with the result. But due to current media coverage I am now worried about my cornea being weak due to the flap never healing and thereby increasing my chances of having extasia, other complications or even blindness later on.
- Hello- I had lasik in 2006 - overall things have been generally decent. My right eye has ghosting, but I think a pair of glasses will do the trick (as I held up my old glasses with a little bit of distance I could see clearly - so I went to my optometrist and he said I have a little bit of astigmatism and glasses should fix it) I know I can probably go back to surgery for an enhancement, but I am just terrified because there just seems to be crazy stories out there and I only got the surgery in the first place because contacts were irritating my eyes so badly they would turn bloodshot and itch and in my line of work, glasses wasn't really practical. I believe I had good surgery, and my optometrist says the person who did my surgery did an excellent job (I just had an eye exam one week ago),...so I feel good about it. However, with my left eye, very recently, it seems like it's getting a little hazier than I recall in prior 2 years. Is this normal? It really only happens in lower lit situations...anyway, the only thing that's changed in my routine is I've recently been working behind a computer screen for up to 8-10 hours a day...could it be my eyes are straining a little and this could be what's making the left eye a little more hazy? Also - I've been reading about retinal detachment, cataracts etc (just so I'm informed) and I just want to make sure that if I ever had any things like that start to occur and I didn't see any symptoms, would these be things the optomometrist catches early on in routine eye exams? Or should I go visit an opthamologist to tell me if I have any of these things? It's to my understanding the optometrist can detect these things and then if needed refer one to an opthamologist? In other words, if my optometrist says everything looks good, do I stop with him? Or because I had lasik should I go see an opthamologist for routine eye checkups? Sorry for the long email...I appreciate your taking the time to read. Best, AJ.
- hi, doctor my question is howmuch it is the cost for correction.
- I had lasik a week ago I was farsighted +4.25 in each eye. My Cornea is still swollen making my vision still blurry. Is this common?
- I was informed that I had a decentered optical ozone after lasik? what do you think caused this and what can be done to treat it?
- My prescription is as follows: -6.00 -1.50 180 / -5.75 -1.50 180, I am 27 years old and I currently wear contact lenses, is it advisable for me to undergo lasik surgery? and what are the cons after the surgery? please advise, thank you.
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