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Laser eye surgery
« on: June 11, 2012, 02:11:28 AM »
Anyone here ever had it done?

Where did you have it done? How much did you pay? How happy were you with the results?

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Re: Laser eye surgery
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2012, 02:16:08 AM »
Don't know if you're asking opinions too, but its beyond me why someone would risk being blind for life when the return is simply not having to wear glasses.
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Re: Laser eye surgery
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2012, 02:50:35 AM »
Don't know if you're asking opinions too, but its beyond me why someone would risk being blind for life when the return is simply not having to wear glasses.
+1 that's my perspective as well.  Though I do know someone who's done it and is quite happy..
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Re: Laser eye surgery
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2012, 02:56:02 AM »
Don't know if you're asking opinions too, but its beyond me why someone would risk being blind for life when the return is simply not having to wear glasses.
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Re: Laser eye surgery
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2012, 03:13:19 AM »
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Perhaps someone should link to the free glasses thread
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Re: Laser eye surgery
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2012, 10:31:54 AM »
Anyone here ever had it done?

Where did you have it done? How much did you pay? How happy were you with the results?

I think the new surgery they do these days is called Lasik surgery it's a much better way then Laser . I don't know much about it but would also like to know more.

Don't know if you're asking opinions too, but its beyond me why someone would risk being blind for life when the return is simply not having to wear glasses.
Actually there are places that are known to be very good and the chances of becoming blind are very slim. If you tell me you know people that got blind from it I would be surprised. I know a dozen people that did it including my brother about 8 or 9 years ago and B"h he sees better then 20/20. Very easy to just asume that it's dangerous but thousands of people are doing it daily.

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Re: Laser eye surgery
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2012, 10:40:24 AM »
Anyone here ever had it done?

Where did you have it done? How much did you pay? How happy were you with the results?
Many of my co-workers and friends have it done. It cost about 3K-5K depends on your eye near sight degree. They are very happy with results.

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Re: Laser eye surgery
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2012, 10:47:15 AM »
Don't know if you're asking opinions too, but its beyond me why someone would risk being blind for life when the return is simply not having to wear glasses.
It seems people are instinctively afraid of a procedure on their eyes.  There are risks to laser surgery but I don't think blindness is one of them.
http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/SurgeryandLifeSupport/LASIK/ucm061354.htm
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Re: Laser eye surgery
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2012, 10:52:27 AM »
Don't know if you're asking opinions too, but its beyond me why someone would risk being blind for life when the return is simply not having to wear glasses.
As @Jewda said that Laser surgery had a slight risk.

Now Lasik the is basically no risk.

I was at the eye doctor this past Thursday and he was discussing it with me...
He said the risk is a old thing...
I am not trying to convince anyone into it at all, but to call it a risk of becoming blind is basically if you are basing it on what you hear 10 years ago is an uneducated statement.


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Re: Laser eye surgery
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2012, 11:31:14 AM »
to call it a risk of becoming blind is basically if you are basing it on what you hear 10 years ago is an uneducated statement.
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Re: Laser eye surgery
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2012, 11:35:59 AM »
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Do you know why they changed from laser to lasik? Because the laser was no good, it was not permanent and the issues came back after a few years. It is too soon to know about lasik.

So we do see that what we heard 10 years ago about laser being unstable are correct.
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Re: Laser eye surgery
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2012, 11:40:22 AM »
Do you know why they changed from laser to lasik? Because the laser was no good, it was not permanent and the issues came back after a few years. It is too soon to know about lasik.

So we do see that what we heard 10 years ago about laser being unstable are correct.
Like I said my brother did Laser like 9 years ago and b'h is seeing great. They didn't change because it was no good, they changed because laser method used to actually cut the eye and would take time to heal, so they came up with lasik wich does not cut the eye at all AFAIK.
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Re: Laser eye surgery
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2012, 11:45:12 AM »
Do you know why they changed from laser to lasik? B ecause the laser was no good, it was not permanent and the issues came back after a few years.   It is too soon to know about lasik.

Are you sure that's the reason?

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Re: Laser eye surgery
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2012, 11:49:02 AM »
Are you sure that's the reason?
Not 100% sure, but I know of a few people that had the laser method done right in the beginning when they came out and they were back to glasses within a few years.
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Re: Laser eye surgery
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2012, 11:51:30 AM »
http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/SurgeryandLifeSupport/LASIK/ucm061354.htm

"the long-term safety and effectiveness of LASIK surgery is not known."
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