Any orthopaedic surgeons have LASIK?

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16 years 9 months ago - 16 years 9 months ago #26911 by ortho6176
Any orthopaedic surgeons have LASIK? was created by ortho6176


Too risky or a good idea to have the surgery?

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16 years 9 months ago - 16 years 9 months ago #6849 by
Replied by on topic I think a great question
I think a great question would be: how many OPHTHALMOLOGISTS have LASIK? I spoke to an opthalmologist who said the following - if it works well, which is about 97% of the time, great. But if it doesn't work - about 3% of the time - you've bought the farm. He said very few opthalmologists get the surgery because of the risk of complications. So that says a lot.

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16 years 7 months ago - 16 years 7 months ago #6964 by
Replied by on topic i had it done..i'm was
i had it done..i'm was at -10 diopters b/l, wearing contacts for >15years. My chief residents was in same position and he devloped a corneal ulcer, so he had it done after his ulcer resolved.
he got such excellent results so i went to his guy. i'm 3mo out now and its awesome. eyes are a little dry at times, but overall i can't complain. I feared getting an ulcer after all my years of contact use with suboptimal cleaning/exchange of my lenses. Also in the OR with loupes, my eyes would get dry and my lenses feel as if they were coming out

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