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02-27-2013, 04:50 PM
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Laser eye surgery

Has anyone ever had laser eye surgery? I'm having it on Tuesday. What should I expect?

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Has anyone ever had laser eye surgery? I'm having it on Tuesday. What should I expect?


But in all honesty, I want laser eye surgery in the future too, so I'm curious.

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My father had it. Said it felt like nothing really. Your eyes feel a little warm, but no pain. I don't know where he went though

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I don't know where he went though
I'm sorry to hear that

probably cause his vision was blurry right after surgery.

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You can expect it to be a great investment.

Althought I imagine you can't change it anymore, the one advice I would give is to schedule it as late into the day as possible. I had mine during the morning, and laying around all day long with my eyes closed made for one of the most boring days I can remember. I don't know if it's the same for everyone, but I couldn't open my eyes for the whole first day.

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I have relatively thin corneas, so I had to get PRK instead of LASIK. It hurt quite a bit the next few days, but was 100% worth it. I have perfect vision now and it's awesome.

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I've had many ppl around me with no issues whatsoever and 20/20 vision almost instantaneously

side effects vary, but some experienced lots of dryness, irritation...

my gf had it 3 months ago and is constantly putting drops every couple of hours or so... she even had to put "plugs" to help with the dryness (sorry, not sure if it is the correct English terminology)

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I've heard mixed reviews to be honest and they're not entirely sure about the real long term effects.

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Vision was restored as soon as the flap goes back down
Antibiotic drops for a few days, lubrication drops for a few weeks
I had 20/15 vision for a few weeks, settled to 20/20 in the end
Best decision I ever made

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My Aunt just had laser eye surgery.

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I'm sorry to hear that

probably cause his vision was blurry right after surgery.


Not getting enough love

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I have relatively thin corneas, so I had to get PRK instead of LASIK. It hurt quite a bit the next few days, but was 100% worth it. I have perfect vision now and it's awesome.
My experience exactly.

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i wouldnt risk it unless my eyes were already severely affected.

I do suffer from myopia but nothing too bad

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I had it last year through "Focus Eye". Vision is still 20/20, and have no problems with my eyes. Before the surgery, I had to give up on contacts because my eyes rejected them (kept getting an infection).

The surgery is pretty uneventful. Basically, they give you something to calm the nerves (I got ativan), and then when you lie on the table they put numbing drops in your eyes. You feel nothing throughout the procedure, and as soon as it's done (about 10 minutes), your vision is perfect but also super sensitive. You'll be wearing sunglasses for a couple of days and will likely need some rest from work. I had the intralase SPK procedure (not as intensive as PRK), so there wasn't any pain after the operation, although they gave me some pills just in case.

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You can expect it to be a great investment.

Althought I imagine you can't change it anymore, the one advice I would give is to schedule it as late into the day as possible. I had mine during the morning, and laying around all day long with my eyes closed made for one of the most boring days I can remember. I don't know if it's the same for everyone, but I couldn't open my eyes for the whole first day.
I downloaded a ton of audio books and listened to it all day. If I had to re-do it though, I'd opt for a later in the day schedule.

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Vision was restored as soon as the flap goes back down
Antibiotic drops for a few days, lubrication drops for a few weeks
I had 20/15 vision for a few weeks, settled to 20/20 in the end
Best decision I ever made
Same with me. Not fumbling around with contacts/glasses and having constant 20/20 vision was a huge improvement for me.

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I had Intralase SBK.
This surgery is 100% laser.
This surgery is 100% the best decision I ever made.

What to expect.
The surgery itself is completely painless. The only thing you do feel is this huge piece of plastic they prevents your eye from blinding. It's very uncomfortable, however very manageable at the same time.

When the surgery is in progress you hear an obnoxious noise, the scent of burning hair is in the air, and you pretty much go completely blind on the operating table. Then he puts the flap back over your eye and BAM you can see again. It's amazing.
After this you go to a dark room with some ugly sun glasses and just sit around in case disaster strikes. After an hour you go home. You can never ever even think about touching your eye for about a week. You need to sport these sunglasses everywhere.

They give you an army of eye drops to use. The artificial tears feel amazing. It's like eye sex.

As I said earlier. Best decision I ever made. I hope it goes great for you! It's been 2 years for me and I'm still at 20/20.

Let us know whats up post surgery.

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my god...I can see things...this is amazing


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It's so awesome to be able to just wake up and see properly right away.

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My contacts aren't too much of a bother even though I'm practically blind without them.

Am interested in this some day, though my optometrist has told me that the human eye can continue developing through your late twenties and I'm not 30 yet.

I can hold off for a few years with contact lenses though.

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