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      01-20-2006, 01:03 PM   #1
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LASIK?

Has anyone ever had lasik performed? My surgery is tomorrow morning, and I'm nervous as hell........
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      01-20-2006, 01:06 PM   #2
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no, but don't be nervous. there has never been a problem with anyone getting lasik ever except for someone who had some type of cancer and didn't say it and died from the medication he picked up at the pharmacy afterwards. it is basically 100% safe. good luck!
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Nabutes...

I've not had the surgery, but I am close to Princeton. I do know a number of friends who had the procedure done at the Princeton Eye Group and had nothing but very positive results.

Good luck tomorrow and try not to worry!

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When you get it done..Let me know how it was...any pain? how is the vision..any side effects if any...b/c I'm strongly contemplating this and need some comforting also how much is it running you
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Lasik has come a long way from when it was introduced, a lot less of that halo at night effect i hear.
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Has anyone ever had lasik performed? My surgery is tomorrow morning, and I'm nervous as hell........

how old are you?
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how old are you?
Edit: I'm asking because if you're under 30 I strongly recommend you talk to your opthomologist about what the repracutions(sp) will be if eyesight continues to change as you get older.

PS. My father, who's now retired, was a physician who participated in the FDA trials for LASIK.
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my gf just had hers done a couple months ago. she could see semi-well that night and two weeks later, she her vision was better than 20/20...
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I had it done 2 years ago. I had blurry vision for about a month until it healed enough, not a problem after that... (knock on wood) I went from 20/2600 to 15/20 , almost legally blind to better then perfect.
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When you get it done..Let me know how it was...any pain? how is the vision..any side effects if any...b/c I'm strongly contemplating this and need some comforting also how much is it running you
It's running close to $4500...


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how old are you?
I'm 22. But my prescription has been stable for about 2 years now...
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I had it done about 6 years ago. Best money I ever spent. They purposely were less aggressive correcting the left eye, so it's only 20/20. The other is 15/20, better than normal. One of the best parts is just being able to lie on the couch and watch the game, and doze off if I want to. No more worrying about contacts, or smashing glasses. I could see the clock in the middle of the night. Eyes no longer bloodshot from contacts.

The procedures are just about perfected. There are reasons some people can't get it, due to correction needed vs. size of pupil. The razor to cut off the top of the eye to get to the cornea sounds brutal, but it's a simple and easily healed procedure.
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my wife had lasik eye surgery 6 years ago....$3500 for both eyes! 20/20 vision..........

If anyone tells you that it's not painful.....don't believe them! It's painful! But it's a quick procedure!
And you'll be wearing some RAY sunglasses for a couple of days.
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my wife had lasik eye surgery 6 years ago....$3500 for both eyes! 20/20 vision..........

If anyone tells you that it's not painful.....don't believe them! It's painful! But it's a quick procedure!
And you'll be wearing some RAY sunglasses for a couple of days.
Mine really wasn't painful. If they cut the flap and hit the eye with the laser, the flap folds back in place and heals quickly. No pain, just slightly itchy.

If they don't cut the flap, they burn right through the top layer. THAT takes a longer time to heal over, and can hurt awhile.

How did your wife do it?

edit: Almost forgot a good part. They gave me a Valium to relax. Yeah, baby.
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Mine really wasn't painful. If they cut the flap and hit the eye with the laser, the flap folds back in place and heals quickly. No pain, just slightly itchy.

If they don't cut the flap, they burn right through the top layer. THAT takes a longer time to heal over, and can hurt awhile.

How did your wife do it?

edit: Almost forgot a good part. They gave me a Valium to relax. Yeah, baby.
I remembered....they cut the flap...then laser the top layer.....you could actually see the smoke and smell of flesh burning......Valium included too........

20/20 was worth the price of admission.......hahaha!
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I had it done 7 years ago when I was 24. Still 20/20. Procedure was ok. The valium helped with the nervousness. Was back to normal in a few days with the exception of having to take more care for a few weeks (not scratching eyes, light sensitivity, avoiding contact sports). No regrets and the bonus is that I'm sure the technology has improved since I had it done.
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Dont you have to rewet your eyes or should I say keep putting eyedrops in evey hour or so after you have the surgery?/?
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Dont you have to rewet your eyes or should I say keep putting eyedrops in evey hour or so after you have the surgery?/?
As I recall, they gave me some antibiotic drops to use periodically. Ask and follow the instructions exactly. If you don't understand, ask again.
I believe drops, and the protective eye covers for at night, so you don't accidentally rub your eyes, was all that was required (for me). I did it on Saturday, and drove to work on Monday.
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