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I Had Laser Eye Surgery

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    I had Laser eye surgery approx. 5 years ago. Best thing ever ! I wore glasses for 40 years and was sick & tired of scratches, bent frames and  dirty lenses . Had a fling with contacts in the late 70's but after a year ,my eyes would no longer accept...
    Primotee Primotee 51-55, M 2 Responses May 23, 2010

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    I Had It Done But I Hated It.

      I got it done as well but my vision is still slightly blurry.  The op was a nightmare, painful, and I had a panic attack and was in tears after for ages. When I have the check ups it's really annoying, coz the optician tells me what I should think, rather than what...
    emmasharn emmasharn 31-35, F 2 Responses May 13, 2009

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    The Best Thing I Have Ever Done

    I am 23 and had laser eye surgery when I was 21. My prescription had been stable for 3 years and my cornea was sufficiently thick so I was able to go ahead with it. Two years on and I am absolutely over the moon to be free from glasses! I sound just like a cheesy informercial I...
    curiouscat86 curiouscat86 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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    Just Had Ilasik Done A Week Ago!

    The results are outstanding! I opted for the more expensive WaveFront eye mapping procedure, but it is totally worth the money! I actually got about $500 off for paying up front in cash. I had two appointments to check and measure my eyes, then had my operation. The only part...
    love2phose love2phose 31-35, M Dec 23, 2010

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    I wanted to have laser eye surgery

    since I knew it was possible, and I finally did it just this February. $3000 Some people have said that's expensive, but to never have to worry about falling asleep with my glasses on, or losing my friends at the waterpark, it's so worth it. I'm so happy, although I'm constantly...
    Starrkya Starrkya 18-21, F Sep 26, 2014

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    My Experience With PRK! Video Included!

    I had a really positive experience with my laser eye treatement! it cost me just shy of 2000 dollars but was totally worth it. My recovery time was quick, no more discomfort within 3 days, and was back to work at day 6! If you want to hear about the specifics of the whole process...
    cloudedjourney cloudedjourney 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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    Lasik�(laser assisted in situ keratomileusis). Surgeons use a surgical knife, called a microkeratome, to make a flap to the floor from the cornea. Then, utilizing a laser, the...
    Joseph9257jwj6 Joseph9257jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    The knowledgeable workforce at VisionAmerica of Birmingham's LASIK facility has aided various people minimize or eliminate their dependency on Eyeglasses and call lenses. Providing...
    Matthew0593cun9 Matthew0593cun9 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    LASIK surgeons cautiously display likely candidates with the procedure to be able to help guarantee the absolute best effects. Your ophthalmologist can Appraise your vision and...
    Jamys726n0sm9 Jamys726n0sm9 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    Should you be a applicant for LASIK, We'll go over the benefits and dissimilarities in between standard LASIK, WAVEfront Tailor made LASIK, and IntraLase bladeless LASIK...
    Aiden3693znb4 Aiden3693znb4 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This wavescan digital technology was initially designed for astrophysics to scale back atmospheric distortions when viewing distant objects in Area by way of substantial-driven...
    Ryan4715izr0 Ryan4715izr0 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    Economic considerations really should not be an obstacle in acquiring LASIK or any eye surgery. Our aim is to generate laser eye surgery affordable for almost any budget. It really...
    Ethan5814bpc4 Ethan5814bpc4 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    These�tax-advantaged accounts, readily available by way of your employer, can be utilized for Lasik along with other laser vision surgical procedures as well as other health...
    Alexander6935esh5 Alexander6935esh5 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    Astigmatism In individuals with astigmatism, either the corneal or lens condition is distorted, creating a number of pictures about the retina. This leads to objects whatsoever...
    Alexander0493fzr1 Alexander0493fzr1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    How The form of the attention modifications varies from Individual to individual. For pretty much all situations of astigmatism, surgery is an efficient Answer. It corrects The...
    Matthis936h6fu1 Matthis936h6fu1 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    You could possibly get enter from good friends who have had the treatment and Health professionals who complete the surgery, but in the long run the decision must be your very own...
    Jim738v4hf7 Jim738v4hf7 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    Dr Boshnick is over the innovative of the rehabilitative industry, which is attaining the required expertise to fit submit refractive surgical complications perfectly upfront of...
    Matthew9482ypf5 Matthew9482ypf5 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    You don't have a disease or take drugs that could impede therapeutic. Particular problems, for instance lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes, and also drugs for example...
    Matthew0593cun9 Matthew0593cun9 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    As with all surgery, some clients will create bacterial infections next the course of action. Serious or untreated infections may lead to long-lasting vision loss, so any...
    Noah5284psu4 Noah5284psu4 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    The prices are documented within an e mail affirmation which incorporates your appointment aspects. At QualSight LASIK, there are no surprises In regards to�your LASIK eye...
    Nathan3691sfs9 Nathan3691sfs9 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    Inside of a new examine, patients whose eye surgeon utilized a microkeratome blade for their first LASIK eye surgery ended up demonstrated to acquire bigger threat for a serious...
    Matthew0593cun9 Matthew0593cun9 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    The specific explanation for astigmatism is unfamiliar. It could be hereditary and is generally current from beginning. It could possibly adjust as a youngster grows and should...
    Ryan4715izr0 Ryan4715izr0 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    One more sort of refractive surgery is thermokeratoplasty in which warmth is utilized to reshape the cornea. The source of the warmth can be quite a laser, but it is a different...
    Matthew0593cun9 Matthew0593cun9 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    A thing imperative that you try to remember is always that with most laser assisted astigmatic refractive surgery strategies, for every diopter of astigmatism that is definitely...
    Anthony1604hzs1 Anthony1604hzs1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    Hi Ash - The cost of LASIK or PRK can vary from everywhere involving $five hundred per eye to $2000 for every eye, and there are actually many reasons for the massive selection in...
    Joseph9257jwj6 Joseph9257jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    Technological innovation carries on to improve and Newest lasers offer excellent visual perform in correct candidates when qualified surgeons are associated. �Realize the blather...
    Ryan2693yly2 Ryan2693yly2 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    Practically all LASIK techniques give financing and in some cases at significant-finish providers, every month payments are rather economical.By entering my e-mail deal with, I...
    William7035cob3 William7035cob3 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    �The market has matured because FDA approval and surgical benefits and affected person satisfaction are superb. �Most sufferers say LASIK is one of the best decisions in their...
    Matthew9482ypf5 Matthew9482ypf5 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Warranty or Assurance Plans -�Physicians typically offer possibly a one yr plan or maybe a conditional lifetime system and these options offered by the medical doctor�vary in...
    Ethan5814bpc4 Ethan5814bpc4 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    I'm writing this because reading peoples stories on this blog really helped me prepare for my operation, and I feel it's time for me to share mine. I'm 17 years old. I had my first...
    samgerken samgerken 16-17, M Jan 13

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    I am all better. My surgery went well. Brain tumor is gone. Haven't had a headache since I woke up after surgery. I was blessed in the fact that they were able to go through my...
    lovedbymost lovedbymost 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I had one three years ago but now I'm carrying a heartware pump on my left heart
    Comicfangirl Comicfangirl 13-15, F Jan 4

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    {The surgery Value selection is somewhat lessen to the standard LASIK operations; that is functions using the standard Microkeratome blade to cut the cornea flap. But with The...
    Joseph0368lyk7 Joseph0368lyk7 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    {Also known as the first laser eye surgery, PRK won't have to have a thing flap to be taken with the eyeR17;s area.1st they'll Check out ur eye suitable anot..if acceptable..then...
    Ryan505m0vr1 Ryan505m0vr1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    Don't rub your eyes. Make contact with your medical professional instantly in the event you encounter significant discomfort or irritation, or Should your vision or other signs or...
    Noah5284psu4 Noah5284psu4 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    ” Symptoms of epithelial ingrowth include things like blurred vision and slight pain. If your epithelial ingrowth has an effect on a individual’s vision, the surgeon...
    Daniel6814zmz2 Daniel6814zmz2 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Most people have to shell out out-of-pocket for your procedures, due to the fact most insurers Do not include them or give only a small advantage. Our report will help make sure...
    Matthew0593cun9 Matthew0593cun9 31-35, M Jan 11

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    4. Epi-LASIK is the popular vision correction method for many who are certainly Energetic, like sportsmen, pilots and people throughout the Military. This is due to Epi-LASIK doesn...
    Anthony8147jwj6 Anthony8147jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    {Also known as the original laser eye surgery, PRK won't have to have a matter flap to generally be taken with the eyeR17;s area.LASIK is likewise a well set up eye corrective...
    Andrick161y4cv3 Andrick161y4cv3 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    Persistent lower in corneal cells (bringing about a lack of corneal integrity, about which tiny is comprehended).To enroll within an FSA, speak with the benefits manager at your...
    Willsam936i7gv1 Willsam936i7gv1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    Likewise, only one drop of the nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory eye drop at the summary of surgery is vital. It serves to substantially decrease any discomfort during the very first...
    Anthony1604hzs1 Anthony1604hzs1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    Cataract surgical treatment. Medicare covers most of the charges connected to cataract surgical procedures, including the expense of a regular intraocular lens (IOL) utilised to...
    Ryan4715izr0 Ryan4715izr0 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    {There are actually 3 differing kinds of lasers that may be used for the surgery R11; wavefront-guided lasers, place scanner lasers and slit scanning lasers.Right after virtually...
    Logan3691wjw1 Logan3691wjw1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    {I hаd LASIK dоnе аbоut a 12 months аnd a 50 percent in the past аnd I flew оut tо New York City bу myself,and I hаd аn amazing tіmе w...
    Jim738v4hf7 Jim738v4hf7 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    {The surgery cost selection is a little reduced with the normal LASIK operations; which is functions utilizing the standard Microkeratome blade to chop the cornea flap. But with...
    Matthew0593cun9 Matthew0593cun9 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    {I hаd LASIK dоnе аbоut a year аnd a half ago аnd I flew оut tо New York City bу myself,and I hаd аn amazing tіmе wіth Dr. Pamel іn...
    Nathan3691sfs9 Nathan3691sfs9 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1