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Has anyone had LASIK eye surgery? Are you pleased with the results? Did you have any problems?




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      Blueyez68 wrote Mar 3, 2011
    • I had the surgery back in 2004 and I’m SO happy I did!  No problems whatsoever and I was in and out of the procedure in less than 10 minutes!  No more contacts or glasses for me!  It’s such a freedom!!!




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      Stephanie Wolf wrote Mar 3, 2011
    • I did not have “Lasik” but I did have laser eye surgery a few years ago.  ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!  I had the PRK which requires a little longer to see results, but would recommend to others if they are interested in it!




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      Blueyez68 wrote Mar 4, 2011
    • The doctor went over the procedure the week before and gave me a prescription for Valium—w/an option to take it or not before the surgery.  I decided to take it because I was pretty nervous.  Laying there while he put drops in my eyes to numb it and then put the apparatus in to hold the eye open felt weird and seeing the bright light shining on it, my mind was racing with all kinds of crazy thoughts like “what if I go blind“...“what if something goes wrong“...?? (a good reason to take the Valium) Then, he told me everything would go black for just a second and that was it.  Before I knew it, it was over.  I stood up and everything was blurry and my heart sunk.  I went home and put the drops in that he prescribed and kept my eyes closed and napped.  When I woke up, I could see everything clearly!!!  It was incredible!!  I just did what they told me to do and everything turned out fine!Honestly, you don’t feel a thing and you’ll be VERY glad you did it!!




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      Kandykahne 5 wrote Mar 4, 2011
    • My Mom recently had it done in both of her eyes. She is very pleased with the results and no problems.happy




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      Linda L wrote Mar 5, 2011
    • Hi Blueyez,

      Is it costly?

      Thanks,
      Linda




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      Tamra wrote Mar 5, 2011
    • I had both eyes done summer 2008.  I had the same fears and anxiety, but after doing my homework on the subject, I felt I understood well what I was about to undertake, and could calm myself during the procedure.  My advice is yes, take the valium.  For a few seconds during the procedure, you have to be perfectly still.  Of course, they secure your head so you won’t accidently move, but it helped that I had taken the valium to remain calm.  The dr talked me through the whole process so I wasn’t scared when my vision became blurry and dark since I knew it was normal.

      The procedure itself didn’t hurt at all.  Totally painless.  Really!  And afterwards, I slept peacefully the remainder of that day and night.  I was comfortable the next day until the evening.  The second night at home, I experienced a lot of pain in my eyes.  It was extremely severe, but eventually passed after about an hour, and I had no more pain at all.

      I now have one eye for reading, and one eye for distance.  Unfortunately, I only acheived about 20/30 vision in my distance eye, but I was told I could return for an enhancement.  (Had every intention of doing so, then Hurricane Ike severely damaged my home, and I have never summoned the interest to return for the improvement.  Your reminder now may be just the stimulus I need to get going again and have it done.)  I also understand it’s common for most patients to require an enhancement 10 years or so after the original procedure.  The enhancement is supposed to be much easier because the “flap” is already made.

      I struggled with the conflict of wanting the surgery but being afraid of it for years.  But I can say, I am entirely thrilled that I finally got up the nerve to do it.

      Hope you can have it, too!  Good luck!

      PS  Cost for both eyes was $4500 - $5000 here in Houston in 2008.




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