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They lie... and they skew the results to make it sound better such as 98% success rates... so here's some of the issues1. There is about a 20% chance that you will have side effects that will last a while. One of them is dry eyes, its the reason why laser eye drops are so popular in pharmacies, so many people get dry eyes. People have even gotten dry eyes to the point of committing suicide because its extreme, look it up2. vision gets worse, or it doesn't really improve much3. you might get to 20/20 and even more but it can get blurry which is weird4. ghosting trails of ghosting lines with light5. night vision can be compromised 6. You might still need glasses7. it can reverse and you will def need glasses again8. the flap they cut can dislodge, usually happens when people go under water and open their eyes type of thing9. rare cases, blindness or partial blindness... but that is rare but it does happen yes basically its not a surgery thats needed, its like plastic surgery... no need for it, your eyes are healthier with glasses and sometimes contacts
Wow. That's scary
Yup lolThe reason i went in and said fuck it and walked outIm like yes it probably would work and be fine BUT if by chance it doesn't. Ill always regret it!And its not something i need like real surgery so i decided to not take the chanceMy eyes feel healthy with no problems. I dont wanna add any lolIm good with glasses and contacts 😛
Doesn't lasek rather than lasik remove the flap issue? It's been ages since I last researched this, and things have changed. But lasek seemed far safer, cheaper, you can still do contact sports after. But they don't peddle it, presumably because it's less 'convenient' ie more painful, and they can make more money out of the other.
@Levin all of them have to remove a thin layer. Either by a blade or laserBecause it works by burning off the part of the eye that is curved so it becomes flat again, which allows you to get light entering without disortion
Yes, but I didn't think the flap could dislodge after in lasek, providing everything went okay with the procedure. Could be wrong through.
@Levin Its not common noBut sometimes the flap doesn't heal the way it should and can sometimes loosen upIts def not super common. But its possible it doesn't heal wellThe problem wjth healing of the eye is the process is not very predictable. So random stuff can happenThere is another safer option but far more expensive which is PKR
PKR how expensive is it? And how does the risk differ?
I did it best 3k I ever spent, would do it again.
DO NOT GET IT.I used to smoke and I'd talk with this professor who would go out and have a cig with me. Her PhD student was my BFF, so I was in his lab a lot and she got to know me.My BFF was getting a PhD in the biophysics of eye lens growth which was the specialty of this professor (she was published in Scientific American in July 1988).One day in 1994, I was out smoking with this professor and we got to be talking about laser surgery. She summed it up like this to me:"There's not an eye doctor that I know that would let their kids get that."... and for good reason!Laser surgery does NOTHING long-term. This is because of something called lens growth. Like death and taxes, your eye lens constantly grows and this changes your ability to see. The older you get, the thicker your lens get and the more difficult (and eventually impossible) to see clearly up close. This is called presbyopia. No laser eye surgery in the universe will fix that.Furthermore, you will one day likely get cataracts. When that happens, they will suck the juices out of your lens and put a fake lens in. After that, you'll forever have to wear "readers" or "cheaters" - reading glasses , the same kind of glasses people with presbyopia must wear to look at anything up close.In other words, there is no escape whatsoever from wearing glasses.Oh, but I didn't even mention the complications... like the halos that many people get... So many people regret getting laser surgery because of that and there's nothing that can be done after that.DO NOT THROW AWAY YOUR MONEY FOR TEMPORARY VANITY AND POSSIBLE MISERY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
1994 today is 2019 what has changed lost everything for me
@elite665 Yes, but the biology of the eye hasn't changed in 25 years.We had cancer 25 years ago.We still have cancer.We had cataracts 25 years ago.We still have cataracts.No matter what changes or improvements in technology, there are some things in biology that technology cannot change and how the eye functions is one such thing.Laser surgery for vanity is one such example. It won't ever fix presbyopia.
Ok so I just want to add my mom got laser eye sugary when I was young I’m 19 now and she has perfect vision still except in one eye which is slightly blurry due to an internal injury and as far as I’m aware it was not caused by the surgery she had gotten years prior From what I hear most laser eye surgery’s come out fine and yes there is always risks and yes you can end up worse but the odd are in your favor that you will come out fine and most likely develope eye issues as you age (which is normal tho) hence why so many old people have reading glasses
I have done lasik so i think I can answer this better.There are 3 types of lasik you can opt for any one 1. Knife2. femto3. SmileGoogle it if you need more... info I did femto the process was painless, but there are few side effects like- Extreme eye sensitivity- Eye strain when exposed to light ( specifically sunlight)- low vision adaptability ( from light to dark)All this are temporary ones generally for the first 2 week to 3 months after the surgery, try talking all the lubricative eye drops and vitamin tablets as prescribed. There are no serious long term side effects, as far as I know but only do this when you are absolutely certain that you need this change. Because there is no reversal to this.And do it with a good doctor. ✌🏻
There is a small chance they could go blind. Sometimes it works and then years later the person goes blind. It is very rare, but it still happens. That is the only reason why I haven't done it. I'd rather wear prescription sunglasses while driving than risk blindness.
One of my friends received laser eye surgery about two years ago. Yes her vision has improved , clairty and distance. But the drawback is she has become sensitive to bright light and wears sun glasses indoors and outdoors. She wears them at work she works customer service at a grocery store.
I dunno, apparently nobody’s ever gone blind from it cause it’s a different layer they’re getting rid of but I don’t believe that. No. Don’t be worried; worrying won’t change anything. And telling them not to do it will stop them from improving their whole life
I mean there’s a higher chance you’d get hit by a car in daily life then go blind from laser... but do we stop going outside? No haha
Whyd u go anon to say that? Lol
I dunno I’m very picky with what answers are on my profile haha
Everything has risks, I'd ask the laser eye office about it. Because they have to tell you in the same way their is a sign outside of a roller coaster before you ride, you have to be aware of the risks
It's extremely unlikely that you would be worse off after doing Lasik or PRK. I recommend anyone who does active sports do PRK instead of Lasik however.
I'm sure it's perfectly safe, and harmless! (If there was any risk, I don't think Laser surgery would be a thing...) I've considered it too, and I've heard the procedure takes merely minutes!
Minimal risk. I had it done and it was fine. Just be sure to go to a very reputable place. There are cheap places to go but in this instance, you get what you pay for. There is a big difference in the quality of the work provided.
I was told I'd go blind by optician if I did it due to my extra sensitive eyes. They should ask their opticians.
I was told by my optometrist that i have dry eyes now and that laser can make that insanely worse. Like literally drops all day really badWhen i went for the consultation. Lasik said im a perfect candidate Liars
@TripleAce I have dry and sensitive eyes to light. Also the reason why I wear glasses is because my eyes pick up light faster the optician said that. She said I'd go blind. But many guys asked me to do laser or remove my glasses. I only wear for long distance. :-I lol I wish I didn't need to wear them they hurt my ears after a while :'(
The biggest risk is the surgery being a bust and you get out of there blind. It happened but it's rare. That's why you need to look for a good surgeon, that has a good reputation.
I mean worst case scenario.. The lazer burns someone's eye out and blinds them completely. Or if the lazer hits the wrong spot it can build pressure and pop blood vessels.
I heard it can be quite sucessful done with the right people.
I have had a few IRL friends that have had it and they seem ok.
People coming near my eyes freaks me out. No way in hell even though I could really benefit from it. My vision is around 20 over 2,000-ish.
It's very scary. Shit might not go accordingly. One mistake and everything's gone. Take care. And I am pulling your leg. Don't worry.
my grandma had it and after a few years her eye sights getting worst again. lol. what a waste of money. nvm.. she's rich.
Anything with eye take very serious do your research
Who Ask them.World health organisation Research it is confirmed Who. etc.
There are always risks. I don't know what else are the risks but if anything goes wrong, they can turn blind. I think something optional like that isn't worthy for the risk.
I want to do lazer eye surgery.But I also don't know the risk
I would not do it personally because if it fails, well you are pretty much screwed.
My cousin got lazer eye surgery and never looked back with no side effectsshe went by what the eye doctor said and she got 20/20 vision with no effects.
This is what I believe happens to most people our tech has advanced so much over these last years one day you will have surgery’s with 100% risk free chance anyway
@elite665 It would be great if they could come up with lazer eye surgery for the legally blind.
One possibility is that the layer that was cut may peel off after a few years but it's unlikely
depends on how Good the doctor is but most the times all surguries have some risk usely not many turn out as bad as people think
Do a Google search. Lots of bad side-effects are possible.
My sister got it she's fine :)
You turn into cyclops from the x-men
i would not worry at all no risk at all
Infection they don't even put you under for it
Actually doesn't it hurt?
No they freeze it
Ya but it's relatively safe
Laser eye surgery is actually very safe.
there is no risk. I had an operation
I have no Idea how does it all work?
blindness , someone here had it botched
Who?And is that likely?
Nothing is 100% safe
There's hardly any risk.
Little to none
No worse than any other kind of eye surgery.
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