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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 3, 2006
  • 09:32 PM

its weird, but , i work in health care and i am very concerned about the effects of LASIK surgery long term. everyone seems to be fine with the here and now results, but what about those patients who haven't had good results? where are there voices? i would like to hear from patients who have had the surgey for more than 10 years.

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  • Well, it's not 10 years, but I had a LASIK surgery 4.5 years ago. Before the surgery I had myopia and astigmatism on both eyes for more than 10 years. I was wearing glasses but my eyesight was deteriorating gradually. So I decided to undergo a LASIK surgery.A year after the surgery my ophthalmologist checked my eyes and said that there were almost no signs of surgery left. But she too had concerns about long term effects of LASIK, she said there were not enough studies at that time.Currently, my vision is 20/20 and I don't feel anything bad about my eyes. So lets wait another 5 years and see :)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 6, 2006
    • 02:30 PM
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  • hi, probably you guys wanan check out how the lasik surgery being done... ( abit scare out of ***l of me.. .haha.. )btw, I have just started a blog that gathers tips related to dark circles from forums and web sites; the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips , natural healer and etc. I also write about my personal experiences dealing with dark circles. It would be wonderful if you can drop by to visit my web site http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com to check out the latest information about dark circles. I hope it helps. Thank you.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 14, 2006
    • 06:32 AM
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  • sorry forgot the linkhttp://wrongdiagnosis.healthology.com//hybrid/hybrid-autodetect.aspx?focus_handle=eye-care&content_id=2010&brand_name=wrongdiagnosis
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 14, 2006
    • 06:33 AM
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  • hellooooooooo, what does dark circles and creams have to do with LASIK surgery. Please read all blogs carefully. Thank you. Now is there anyone out there who also had LASIK for more than five years, I would love to hear from you.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 16, 2006
    • 11:39 PM
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  • LASIK was the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. I am a mother of a 3 year old and a 1 year old and that means a lot of waking up in the middle of the night. This translated to sleeping in my contacts so that I could see what I was doing when I had to check on my kids; after 20 years, it was starting to take a toll on the health of my eyes. Dr. Wiles well his a surgeon at LASIK-1, is so informative and has such a calm demeanor; he put me at ease even though I was nervous about the procedure. He went through all of the steps involved in the treatment so that I knew exactly what to expect. I appreciate everything he has done to make my vision what it is today. I can now see 20/20 with no help.
    11:55eyecatcher 1 Replies
    • January 3, 2008
    • 07:44 PM
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  • My mom actually had it more than 10 years ago. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with LASIK, but in the hands of a highly skilled and experienced surgeon, LASIK is a particularly safe and reliable procedure. Nevertheless, you should talk with your surgeon about any risks associated with the procedure, as well as all the benefits. Keep in mind that at Lasik-1 your care will be entrusted to an industry leading surgeon who uses some of the most advanced LASIK technology available today. You can check my2020 information about Lasik. Godbless :)
    manmade 1 Replies
    • January 7, 2008
    • 07:38 PM
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  • I undergo a Lasik surgery last year, but it was a tough decision for me because my girl told me that im too young to undergo such surgery (she’s referring to the risk involved in the said surgery) but a friend of mine already did it 2 years priory to my LASik and he shared his knowledge and informed the risk pros and cons about LASik. He also mentioned that as with any surgical procedures, there are risk associated with LAsik, but in the hand of highly skilled and experience surgeon. Reason I made up a decision that im going to do it. For almost 20 years i suffered astigmatism and ive been wearing contact lens for almost half of my life, made me not to do things to the fullest. After surgery for 2 months I experienced night side effects (halos) but after that, I able to see without the help of neither glasses nor contacts. The best part of it is I can now do things to the fullest like diving and some stuff that I like to do since I was young. I consider having LASik a wonderful and a life changing experience to me. Im very proud and contented with my life right now and I feel good and look good about it. It’s a life changing for me.
    lostinhere 1 Replies
    • January 31, 2008
    • 05:12 PM
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  • Hello,I had Lasik surgery in 1998. I was extremely nearsighted 20/400 with astigimatism. At that time the doctor would only treat one eye and then I had to return after two weeks to have the other eye treated. I had to have an enhancement done once on the left eye. No big deal.Technology has advanced and improved tremendously since then and patients are getting much better results. I have experienced side effects of halos around lights and have developed cataracts, which may or may not be due to the Lasik. However, I am still considered young to have cataracts. Also, my night vision is poor. As I said, these symptoms may or may not be attributed to the Lasik surgery. I also have dry eyes, but use drops twice daily.I have NEVER regretted my decision to have the surgery. It has been very liberating to be able to see without contacts. I do wear light prescription glasses for night driving. I would not hesitate having it done again if needed. I did have cataract surgery last week and all went well except I am having problems with a constricted pupil. Hopefully, that will clear up soon.I think my eyes are much healthier without contact lens, even with the minor side effects. If your vision requires you to wear presciptive lenses or glasses all the time, then you will definitely be thrilled with Lasik. Good Luck to you.
    eaocwhite 1 Replies
    • February 10, 2008
    • 03:43 AM
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  • Hi guys for almost 10 years I suffered Astigmatism and it’s been a killer to me esp. for the things that I do everyday. And earlier as I was surfing over the net about Lasik thing I saw an important information about how to determine if you’re a Lasik candidate or not and since im planning to undergo Lasik sooner or later this year I want to share this information to you all because I know that it can be helpful to some people who also have the same concern like mine. Anyway, there are three questions you can ask yourself before moving forward first, are you over 18? Second, have you had stable vision for the past year? And third, is your goal to see clearly without glasses or contacts? Hope it helps you in a little way.
    sailorMo0n 1 Replies
    • February 20, 2008
    • 05:32 PM
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