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    EYE Lazer treatment

    Advise please

    As title says has any been thought EYE Lazar treatment, I have to start mine Monday and to been honest I don't like the sound of it, what's involved has anyone had this done to them and what can I expect (does it hurt)because to me it sounds like it will.

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    Re: EYE Lazer treatment

    They just take them out, sand them down abit then plop em back in, stop being a cissy lol
    Hopefully they are put back in correct sockets as could be a bummer otherwise.

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    Re: EYE Lazer treatment

    I had laser eye surgery in June 2014 as was short sighted in both eyes (-2.5) in both. Had been wearing contacts and glasses for around 7 years previously.

    The surgery consisted of having eye drops put into one eye, and then a device put over my eye to stop me closing my eye and also lightly sucking onto my eye ball to keep it still. At this point i was asked to look at a red dot with this eye and the laser then started to cut a flap on the surface of my eye to create a flap. The laser was only on for a few seconds. Once done the surgeon then folded the flap over and then moved me over to another laser, made me look at a red dot again and then the laser started working on my cornea to correct my vision. Again this was done in a few seconds. They then put eye drops in to clean the eye and the surgeon then folded the eye flap back over my cornea and used a brush like tool to make sure the flap was completely flat over my eye.

    He then did this same procedure on my other eye. I was probably in the surgery for around 10 - 15 minutes. It took more time to prepare than it did to have the surgery.

    There was no pain during the procedure, however the first day or two eyes were slightly irritated, a little like having sand in your eyes but they give you eye drops to overcome this.

    My one eye also stayed bloodshot for 2 weeks but sight has been perfect since.

    One thing i would advise though is that if you work in IT, stay away from any industrial air con units after laser eye surgery for a while as they dry your eyes out quite a bit. I had to use eye drops daily to over come this until i stopped working in rooms with these air con units in.

    I would post you some links to read up on however struggling to load anything up here in my hotel room in China

    There are plenty of videos on Youtube of the procedure being done to watch too.

    Edit - Forgot to point out, literally minutes after having the surgery i could see just as well as i could when wearing contacts or glasses previously.

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    Re: EYE Lazer treatment

    There are two types of laser surgery. LASEK and LASIK.
    davidgartry.co.uk is a good resource in my opinion as to what to expect and includes (his) results. He was the first consultant/surgeon to perform the procedure in the UK.

    The worse your eyes are, the less successful the results; but you should, if performed correctly, see a good improvement and it may be possible to return for a second treatment (I guess this could depend on the individual though).

    If it's cheap, it may be too good to be true. The regulations are not strong, as companies complained when they tried to bring a good set of regulations in, but they do have something which is better than nothing.

    As usual, use common sense and it's never a bad thing to do your research. Ask about the procedure, what their qualifications are, how many they have performed and whether they hold a certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery.

    There is always a risk but that's the same with any procedure. However, hundreds of thousands of people have had a successful procedure. If in doubt and you're not confident with who you choose to go with to undertake eye surgery, don't do it or find someone else you would be comfortable with.

    I hope this helps,
    ROBsLab .

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    Re: EYE Lazer treatment

    Cant remember what they called mine but I have bleeding in the back of my eyes and they gave me lazer treatment to fix it they have done the right eye first there was a little pain but not much, the worst thing was they shot the lazer about 50 times all over my eye and the first thing I did was throw up made me feel really sick, now all pain has gone and I go back in Tuesday to see if it worked ant have left done the same,

    any one got a barf bag

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    Re: EYE Lazer treatment

    @darren221980 & @Napster,

    How are the both of you doing since your surgery?

    I've just lost my second pair of prescription lenses (with wraparound Ray-ban frames, no less) to Poseidon, and I'm getting mightily p155ed off about it all, especially since it's costing me £350 each time a bl00dy wave decides to sneak up behind me and knock my shades off my rapidly expanding forehead!

    Sure the house insurance will pay it, but they will also bump next year's premium up by the same amount to cover the cost. No risk business??? Where do I sign up???

    What are your thoughts about Laser Eye Surgery now that you've had some time to experience it first hand for a few months?

    I myself am able to focus perfectly on objects as long as they are within PC Monitor range. Anything further than that generally appears blurred, so my treatment would be what you would call mild.

    Questions:

    1. What procedure did you go for?

    2. How much did it cost in total?

    3. What condition was the procedure for?

    4. Was it worth it in your opinion?

    5. Would you do the same again?

    6. If not, why not?

    7. Would you book your Mother into the same procedure?

    8. If not, why not?

    All thoughts regarding eye surgery are more than welcome.

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    Re: EYE Lazer treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by Seedy_r0m View Post
    @darren221980 & @Napster,

    How are the both of you doing since your surgery?

    I've just lost my second pair of prescription lenses (with wraparound Ray-ban frames, no less) to Poseidon, and I'm getting mightily p155ed off about it all, especially since it's costing me £350 each time a bl00dy wave decides to sneak up behind me and knock my shades off my rapidly expanding forehead!

    Sure the house insurance will pay it, but they will also bump next year's premium up by the same amount to cover the cost. No risk business??? Where do I sign up???

    What are your thoughts about Laser Eye Surgery now that you've had some time to experience it first hand for a few months?

    I myself am able to focus perfectly on objects as long as they are within PC Monitor range. Anything further than that generally appears blurred, so my treatment would be what you would call mild.

    Questions:

    1. What procedure did you go for?

    2. How much did it cost in total?

    3. What condition was the procedure for?

    4. Was it worth it in your opinion?

    5. Would you do the same again?

    6. If not, why not?

    7. Would you book your Mother into the same procedure?

    8. If not, why not?

    All thoughts regarding eye surgery are more than welcome.
    Well it's been over 2 years since i had my surgery. I had my last check up in May and still have better than 20 / 20 vision so i've very pleased still. I just wish i had the surgery a few years earlier however i was too scared of having it done as at the time there was only the Lasek optin where the surgeon uses a blade to cut a flap. I don't care how good the surgeon is, i'm not letting him loose with a blade near my eyes.

    1. What procedure did you go for? Lasik.

    2. How much did it cost in total? £3100 over two years so now all paid off

    3. What condition was the procedure for? Shortsightedness. I could just about read things on PC monitor at arms length and had been known to walk past my own mother in shops and not recognize her due to being so short sighted.

    4. Was it worth it in your opinion? Hell yes!

    5. Would you do the same again? Definately.

    6. If not, why not?

    7. Would you book your Mother into the same procedure? Yes, although I don't think she'd want it.

    8. If not, why not?

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    Re: EYE Lazer treatment

    Cheers @darren221980,

    I booked myself in for a consultation yesterday and had all the usual eye tests as well as a spinney blue light which built up a 3d image of my eye. In addition to this, I was given eye drops which made my pupils the size of 5p pieces. Also, as it was a bright sunny day in Edinburgh yesterday (for parts anyway) it made everyone wearing bright colours look as if they had stepped right out of the movie Cocoon.

    Anyway, I opted for the Ilasik procedure on my left eye, the reason being is that I have pretty decent near vision in my right, so if they can zap my left into good shape, I should have good vision all round.

    My consultation with the surgeon is on the 31st, and if all being well, the procedure will take place on the 7th of next month.

    The cheaper procedure is £595 per eye, however as I opted for the crème de la crème (as it was sold to me), I'll be forking out £1495 (less £250 voucher price which the optician threw in), so the damage will be £1245.

    Sure it's pretty expensive, but it should save me from worrying about making sure I always have a set of normal glasses, or prescription sunglasses with me wherever I venture out.

    Scary stuff indeed, but according to stat's, it's one of the safest procedures out there.

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    Had both mine done when Lasik first came out about 16/17 years ago, paid about £3200 then !!!

    Waas only 1 of 3 machines in the country offering bi-lateral treatment then .

    Very simple procedure, no pain, quick recovery and 20/20 vision since.

    DON;T even give it a thought !!!!! BEST thing i EVER done after ruining my eyes with poxy contacts lenses !!!

    Couple of drops in eye to numb it, wait a bit, lie down, clamps eye open (You can't even notice it, machine lifts a flap of eye (like a roller/cutter machine that rests on the eye, you then have to look at a red dot laser has a few blasts, you can smell a bit of burning, flap put back, sit in dark room for hour ...Job done.

    I was supposed to go back for check after a month but did not bother, also had option of another procedure/fix withing a year if not happy and had £200 voucher code that i give to a mate in work who had his done as well.

    Had to wear these bug eyed goggles things overnight in case you scratch your eye etc, and was given a pair of shades to drive home, woke up in morning and it was like a MIRACLE !!!

    DON'T have the cheaper procedure where they just laser the eye, recovery takes longer, can only do one eye at a time.

    Had mine done in Ultralase (think it was called in Cardiff)
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    Re: EYE Lazer treatment


    Mine turned out to be less invasive I had laser treatment on my right eye stuck on machine and had about 50 short shot is suppose its called to stop bleeding at back of my eye, a month later I had an implant at the back of my eye this is to replace injections every month and so far on last tests its working, only down side is I need glasses as damage was to great, I'm as blind as a bat in right eye without glasses, but that's a small price to pay

    PS next check-up is end of September will post back then

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