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Old 10-16-2014, 02:40 PM   #1
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Let's talk LASIK.

I know there have been threads about this before but I'm going to start my own anyway. I scheduled my consultation for mid November with (supposedly) the best doctor in the area and have some questions for the guys who have had it done.

1.) Apparently they still do about 50% blade and 50% laser cut for the flap. What did you do and why? Was there pain either way? Which had/has a faster recovery time? The all laser procedure is ~$800 total more than the blade procedure, wondering if it's worth it or not.

2.) What were your results? Halos? Issues with night vision? Issues reading up close? etc?

3.) How was your recovery? Any special procedures or precautions to take? How long before you got full sight back?

4.) How much?

5.) Anything else I should know?

I hope to get the procedure done in December. Any surgery scares the sh1t out of me and especially one for my eyes. It's funny because I sit in on surgeries all the time and don't give two sh1ts about anything other than product performance. When I'm the one on the table, it's a different story.

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are you serious. you must be blind. there are many threads about this.
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Biggest issue i always hear about is dry eyes.
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are you serious. you must be blind. there are many threads about this.
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The disclaimer that I know about that but had specific questions was in the first sentence I wrote.

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The disclaimer that I know about that but had specific questions was in the first sentence I wrote.

still had to give you sh1t.
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at 1st. but then again i had more dry eyes with contacts than i do now.
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at 1st. but then again i had more dry eyes with contacts than i do now.
yeah, seems like some only have for a few weeks, some for a year or so. I think it correlates with how bad your eyes are to begin with. Worse your eyes are the longer the recovery.

My wife is like a -9.5 in contacts and for the first 6 months i would have bet there was something addictive in those eye drops. Literally popping drop every half hour or so. It's almost been a year now and she's down to maybe 6 drops a day.
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You need to keep taking the drops for that long? I figured it was something temporary or did she have an issue with dry eyes to begin with?
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if i'm not mistaken is like mandatory for the first 6-8 weeks. I had dry eyes before hand, but I think my contacts after years of using them would dry my eyes.
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You need to keep taking the drops for that long? I figured it was something temporary or did she have an issue with dry eyes to begin with?
Her vision acuity without contacts was something like 20:800. Meaning Dr needed to remove / reshape ALOT more material than someone with say 20:200 (legally blind) vision. More work you do, longer it takes to heal. Although dry eyes are the most common permanent side effect of LASIK. She has an alarm clock on her nightstand with 4" tall green numbers. She would have to get within 6" of the clock to see what the numbers were before LASIK.

Almost a year after LASIK, she is 20:20 with drops in her eyes. When they get dried out, the Dr measured her at 20:40. She's totally happy even with all the drops and she continues to need less and less drops.
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I've shared my LASIK experience in some detail at least once and maybe a couple of times. I'm not really up to typing it again. But if you want to read it, just search, I'm sure the post(s) will be easy to find.
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I've shared my LASIK experience in some detail at least once and maybe a couple of times. I'm not really up to typing it again. But if you want to read it, just search, I'm sure the post(s) will be easy to find.

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The biggest question I have is blade or laser and why. I read the other threads already.
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1.) Apparently they still do about 50% blade and 50% laser cut for the flap. What did you do and why? Was there pain either way? Which had/has a faster recovery time? The all laser procedure is ~$800 total more than the blade procedure, wondering if it's worth it or not.

ALL LASER I HAD DONE

2.) What were your results? Halos? Issues with night vision? Issues reading up close? etc?

SMALL HALOS AT NIGHT FOR ABOUT A MONTH AND DRYNESS FOR A MONTH/TWO MONTHS

3.) How was your recovery? Any special procedures or precautions to take? How long before you got full sight back?

ONE-TWO MONTHS TO FULLY RECOVERY AND NOT HAVE DRYING ISSUES. FULL SIGHT IS THERE IN A FEW DAYS. GET THESE



4.) How much?

3500

5.) Anything else I should know?

JUST DO IT

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Her vision acuity without contacts was something like 20:800. Meaning Dr needed to remove / reshape ALOT more material than someone with say 20:200 (legally blind) vision. More work you do, longer it takes to heal. Although dry eyes are the most common permanent side effect of LASIK. She has an alarm clock on her nightstand with 4" tall green numbers. She would have to get within 6" of the clock to see what the numbers were before LASIK.

Almost a year after LASIK, she is 20:20 with drops in her eyes. When they get dried out, the Dr measured her at 20:40. She's totally happy even with all the drops and she continues to need less and less drops.
20:800???

I didn't even know that was possible. She must have had super thick corneas to adjust that one...also didn't know they made contacts thick enough to correct that.

Good to know it all went well. Did she do all laser or blade procedure?

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