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Old 04-02-2012, 01:57 AM   #41
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seeing halos after lasik does not depend on how bad your eyesight was before
it's dependent on what kind of laser is used
because the older lasers had a smaller effective coverage DIAMETER ... so if your pupils dilate to a greater diameter than what the laser can cover, then it makes sense that you will see halos because the laser did not correct your vision all the way to the outer edges
supposedly the newer lasers can do bigger diameter so there is less halo issue

i'm still holding off on getting something done on my eyes
i see 20/40 while wearing -6.5 and -8.0 prescription lenses, which means my actual eyesight is worse
and i have pretty bad astigmatism
sucks to be so blind but i'm still doing the research to find what might be the best procedure for me
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:19 AM   #42
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Had PRK done about a year ago and it was the best money i've ever spent. About 4K total. Healing time was a bit longer and a bit of pain the first few days but overall it was the absolute best thing I ever did! Hope all is still going well with you.
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:12 PM   #43
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:28 PM   #44
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Very much so!

Hey SolidJake,

How much did this cost you? Did your insurance pay for any of it?
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:36 AM   #45
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I will give the receipt to my insurance (VSP) and see IF they even give back anything. If not that's okay.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:31 AM   #46
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Hey guys. Just letting you all know all is well. The surgery took like 5 minutes to do from laying down to getting backup. It's crazy how I could see the flap be pulled back and put back on :| it was very interesting overall but I'm happy as hell now that I can wake up in the middle of the night and see everything.


My eyes really aren't bothering me like dryness etc. vision is improving a lot over the past 15 hours. If you're thinking about doing the procedure just do it.
funny you mentioned this cause I was discussing with my wife the past few days. $3500 huh? tuff choice between lasik or an AA SC lol. your vision should be better now; I heard its great the first day, then blurrs up as it heals, and then becomes awesome. did you experience that?
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:19 PM   #47
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It was blurry the first 24hrs or so. I can so clear as hell right now. Only thing is still seeing the lights at night a bit stronger around them (like how lights look in the fog) and my eyes are just dry when I wake up. Some eye drops and all is well. Best thing I ever did.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:38 PM   #48
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IntraLasik here, done in Dallas (well, Plano) by Dr. Boothe. Had a nice steak dinner with the Boothes and others a few years ago, and after being introduced, I expressed the usual fears and doubts, which he answered patiently and expertly. Had the procedure done a couple of weeks later, and I have to tell you, it's best elective change I've ever done for myself (right up there with my vasectomy). Had my left eye done for near, my right for far sight (the brain sorts it out after a week or two) and the results were immediate. I could have probably driven myself home that afternoon (not recommended, just saying the change was that dramatic).

Dr. Boothe has a vapid personality (he meets all the patients, with a cold-fish handshake), but other than that, his team does some amazing work. There was a woman from Alaska here during one of my follow-ups, she actually traveled here for a couple of months to have the procedure done by him "because everyone says he's the best," so there's that.

Four years later, I still see well enough to fix my wife's jewelry, read fine print, watch 3D movies, and focus from 8-9" away to infinity. I would wholeheartedly recommend the procedure, as the slight lifestyle adjustments (some flaring of lights at night, for example) are minor and not at all an inconvenience for me. Leaving the damn glasses behind? Priceless...
I'm going to check this guy out tomorrow for an consultation
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Wow! That's a great result, Jake. Can't wait to do it as well... unfortunately similar procedures cost a lost more here than the US.
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I have been thinking of getting LASIK done. A couple of my friends had it done with no issues. I was waiting for the snowboarding season to end, in hopes of getting it done before summer. Anyone have any good LASIK MDs in the LoS Angeles area they would recommend?
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LMK thinking about going to him as well
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Dammit, I need to do this. I've been saying that for years, though.
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This site lasikcomplications.com is totally against the procedure, but from what I've read it's usually the people that should have been disqualified from the procedure but the doctor had it done regardless which leads to more problems. I'm going to check out lasikplus as well for an consultation so I can get opinions from both doctors lol that site has gotten me a little paranoid

Although technology has changed significantly, anyone know any patients that have had the surgery for 10 years +?
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Only thing is still seeing the lights at night a bit stronger around them (like how lights look in the fog)
this is something I was expecting and never got. I have all but forgotten that I even got it done. The eyes being dry did happen after the first month and cames out when I drank alot of alcohol. I havent purchased the drops in about a month.

i was -4.0 and now 20/20
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Can the procedure address astigmatism?
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Hey guys. Just letting you all know all is well. The surgery took like 5 minutes to do from laying down to getting backup. It's crazy how I could see the flap be pulled back and put back on :| it was very interesting overall but I'm happy as hell now that I can wake up in the middle of the night and see everything.


My eyes really aren't bothering me like dryness etc. vision is improving a lot over the past 15 hours. If you're thinking about doing the procedure just do it.
Dude that would freak me the fcuk out ... seeing some dude get close to my eye with something :| ... how do you not freak out? haha
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This site lasikcomplications.com is totally against the procedure, but from what I've read it's usually the people that should have been disqualified from the procedure but the doctor had it done regardless which leads to more problems. I'm going to check out lasikplus as well for an consultation so I can get opinions from both doctors lol that site has gotten me a little paranoid

Although technology has changed significantly, anyone know any patients that have had the surgery for 10 years +?
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