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Lasik F.A.Q.

Q: Are there any risks involved with lasik surgery?
A small percentage of patients suffer from increased vision loss, and others have also been known to suffer from dry eyes after the procedure.

Q: What is the cost of lasik eye surgery?
There is actually no set price for this special procedure, which makes it especially important to research several options. However, the average cost usually ranges from $800 to $2,000.

Q: Are there different types of lasik eye surgery?
Yes, there are. There is the basic, fundamental procedure and then one of the main differences in procedures is found in HDV lasik surgery. This involves high definition technology that has been shown to deliver more accurate results.

In addition, you can also look into eye surgeries that feature the use of a mechanical microkeratome, or a blade device. This is used to cut a thin slice of the cornea. To help the eye specialist cut only the areas that need correction, a special suction unit is placed over the affected eye which causes the eye to raise and create an easier, more pronounced cutting surface.

And the other major technique used for this special eye surgery involves the use of a laser device, which is known as a laser keratome. Instead of the micro blade instruments used in microkeratome, a laser is used to create the flaps and reshape the surface of the cornea.

Q: How long does lasik eye surgery take?
Quite surprisingly, even though this is an amazing surgery that helps people to achieve some amazing results, this special type of surgery actually does not usually last more than 30 minutes. However, you may need to sit in the waiting room of the doctor’s office, clinic or hospital for a little while after the procedure to make sure no immediate issues crop up. Plus, you will need to allow for a sufficient period of recovery, which includes not doing activities that will cause your eye to move around much, including not reading, watching TV and definitely not playing sports for a while.

Q: Will I feel any pain during the procedure?
For the most part, you will not feel any pain. You may experience some discomfort, but the doctor or eye specialist will apply some numbing medication in the eye and the area surrounding the eye will be cleansed thoroughly which will help to reduce the degree of any potential discomfort or pain. However, some report that their eye or eyes do feel a bit sore for a few days afterwards, but this sensation usually passes rather quickly.

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