Lasik Surgery Opinions Needed - page 2

My husband has his heart set on the lasik surgery. I would be interested in hearing how it has gone for others. He is near-sighted and is unable to wear contacts. They are very uncomfortable for... Read More

  1. by   happystudent
    Originally posted by MomNRN

    My concern with that is what if he has a reaction or problem? I can't imagine making another trip up just to save a couple of bucks!

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    That was a concern with my MIL...............Find out if there are drs in your area that specialize c/ lasiks and book his follow-up appts c/ that dr........
  2. by   EmeraldNYL
    I really really want this surgery! My vision is 20/400 and I am sick of having to put on my glasses or contacts as soon as I get out of bed just so I can see to walk around my apartment. Now I just need to save up the money, lol.
  3. by   coffeehound
    Please, please, please do not pick a Dr based on price!

    Here is the link to the information that the FDA has compiled about LASIK. They have a great "LASIK checklist" and a lot of other information.

    http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/lasik/

    My personal opinion is that most places do not spend nearly enough time screening people.

    If the screening process does not include questions about family/personal history of strabismus and tests for micro strabismus or phorias, then they are not doing their job. I realize that this happens to be my own personal "axe to grind", but if you had seen the absolute devastation caused by double vision due to decompensated or sensory strabismus, you wouldn't wish it on anyone.

    Please be careful.
    Last edit by coffeehound on Jul 17, '03
  4. by   sjoe
    There is a brand new method of corrective laser eye surgery that has only very recently come into use. Fewer complications such as glare, halos, night vision problems, etc. Perhaps one of you can find the name of it--pulsed something-or-other. It was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal or perhaps Business Week a week or two ago, if memory serves. I would certainly hold off until exploring this development more thoroughly, as it looked like a major advance.

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