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Should I be put to sleep to have laser eye surgery?

There is really no need for general anesthesia in laser vision correction procedures. In fact, it is necessary you be awake and able to cooperate in order to get the best results. Fortunately, with oral Valium and very effective anesthetic eye drops, this is not nearly as...

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Reasons you may not be a candidate for LASIK eye surgery?

The most common reason is the degree of myopia (nearsightedness) being too high. Since there is a direct relationship between how much myopia there is and how much corneal tissue will be removed, very high prescription treatments can thin the cornea to an unsafe...

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How dangerous is LASIK?

Chief Surgeon, Dr. J. Trevor Woodhams, answers this frequently asked question from Quora.com I suppose we need to ask “compared to what?” For all but the most extremely nearsighted, it is hard to beat simple glasses from a strictly safety point of view....

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What can be done about Dry Eye After LASIK Surgery?

Dry Eye is the single most common undesirable side-effect of LASIK and PRK. It occurs probably 100% of the time, if only in the near post-op period (3 months). LASIK does not affect your lacrimal glands directly, however. The cause is the unavoidable damage to the corneal...

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Should you replace your natural lens as an alternative to LASIK?

Our chief surgeon, Dr. J. Trevor Woodhams, answers this frequently asked question from Quora.com Should you replace your natural lens as an alternative to LASIK? Well, it depends on several things: 1) your age, 2) the focus problem you have (e.g.hyperopia, astigmatism...

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If you've had Lasik eye surgery, do you have to get it again when you get older?

Our chief surgeon, Dr. J. Trevor Woodhams, answers this frequently asked question from Quora.com LASIK should not be thought of as some sort of “magic wand” that cures vision problems forever. It is a microsurgical procedure that permanently alters the shape of...

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The truth about $299 LASIK

This FAQ came from Quora.com and as a registered expert our Chief of Surgery, Dr. J. Trevor Woodhams, answers the question about the discount LASIK mills who advertise extremely low prices for LASIK. It has been repurposed for our blog. Is it safe (or even possible) to...

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Will my eyes eventually get worse with age?

Well, what doesn’t get worse with age in our bodies? We humans are not really designed to live much past 40 -by then we have passed on our DNA and met our children (and at one time, grandchildren) rearing obligations. Fortunately, though, medical science...

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