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Refraction must be stable for at least 1 year before surgery. Either HSV reactivation following LASIK is an uncommon complication, or it is an under-recognized phenomena. To obtain the best results from LASIK it is important that all measurements-especially that of your prescription is accurate and consistent. Do I have cataracts, glaucoma or other corneal diseases? If certain abnormalities are found, than LASIK may be an unsafe procedure, leading to vision loss in the future for the patient. Both near- and far-sighted patients reported an improvement in their reaction to bright lights and night driving glare after Allegretto Wave® treatments. Naturally or pathologically dry eyes, or the use of medications that can increase dryness are potential barriers to LASIK.

A laser beam vaporizes the corneal tissue and after that the displaced flap of the corneal tissue is put back into the original position. The surgeons of the Princeton Eye Group are among the most highly trained and renowned in New Jersey and the entire tri-state area. Sudden decreases in hearing and loss of hearing have been reported in some patients who have taken Silagra. The cornea during the healing process can become cloudy affecting the vision. FACT & LVCA (Low contrast Visual Acuity) – if advised. LASIK is performed on each eye separately, usually on the right eye first followed by the left eye. History of dry eye.

Many people (90% or more) have at least 20/40 vision after LASIK. The surgeon rechecks the measurements and answers any questions. Surface laser treatments do require a longer period of recovery with more discomfort post-operatively than LASIK but are safer for patients with thinner corneas. Don’t sign until you understand everything in the form. In the rare chance of a complication, you have a surgeon who has the background and experience to identify the problem and treat it effectively. Discuss with your doctor if the same could be suitable for you. Vision quality comparable or superior to regular IOL.

6. The average age for cataract surgery is 75 years old. LASIK has been FDA approved to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. You show symptoms of severe dry eye. Nearsightedness may continue to increase in some patients until their mid to late 20s. The flap is then replaced. The bottom line is, you gotta do your own research.

These contraindications are to serve as guide to patients who are considering LASIK eye surgery. Suitability will be determined at the pre-procedure consultation. But the doctor will also use some tests that are specific to the world of laser vision correction. There is therefore no need for flap creation, and the removed tissue grows back. Some patients (0.03%) noticed a temporary spoke-like band of light in their peripheral vision. Mild to severe light sensitivity occurred in 1% of patients between 2 and 6 weeks after surgery. Myopia, up to 11.0 diopters of correction, with or without astigmatism up to -3 diopters (Contrast vision is diminished after treatment of about 10 diopters, and so phakic intraocular lenses such as Verisyse or Visian lenses may be preferred).

The VISX STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser System with VSS Technology and WaveScan WaveFront System are approved to perform wavefront-guided laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) treatments for the reduction or elimination of high myopic astigmatism from -6.00 D to -11.00 D MRSE, with cylinder between 0.00 and -3.00 D in patients 21 years of age or older; and in patients with documented evidence of a change in manifest refraction of no more than 1.00 D (in both cylinder and sphere components) for at least one year prior to the date of pre-operative examination. CustomVue™ LASIK refractive eye surgery integrates corneal mapping, the use of the FDA-approved VISX® laser, and Wavefront™ technology – advanced computer equipment to allow a patient’s vision to be corrected at a much more precise degree than traditional refractive eye surgery. Close objects appear sharp, but those in the distance are blurred. RESULTS: Treatment consisting of topical steroid drops and topical and systemic antiviral therapy was administered. Yes No Do you have a strong desire to be free of glasses? Published estimates on the burden of infection after LASIK places the rate between 1 in 1,000 and 1 in 5,000 cases. During this exam, your suitability for the LASIK procedure will be insured and all of your questions will be patiently and fully answered.

Join the millions of people who have had this life-changing procedure, and enjoy sharp vision for the first time in your life! If it is determined that LASIK may be right for you, a Patient Counselor will work with you to determine a surgery date and answer any questions you may have about the procedure. Zyoptix Wavefront Laser Diagnostic and Ablation, also known as Bausch and Lomb Technolas 217z. Have you had the same vision prescription for at least the past year?