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This may result in poor vision after wavefront-guided LASIK. If you have an abnormal corneal condition, such as corneal scars, because it may affect the accuracy of the wavefront-guided LASIK treatment or the way your cornea heals after wavefront-guided LASIK. For a treatment zone with the laser below 6.0 millimeters and above 6.5 millimeters in diameter because it is unknown whether LASIK with these treatment zones is safe and effective for you. The following complications were reported 6 months after LASIK: 1.8% (2/111) of the eyes had ghosting or double images in the operative eye. Distance correction tends to be very stable for most adults until physical changes such as cataracts develop later in life. However, the patient may be given a mild sedative (such as Valium or diazepam) and anesthetic eye drops.

You can apply for financing in our office. Even after successful refractive surgery, patients will likely need to use reading glasses beginning in their mid-forties, and on. Retinal blood vessels begin to discharge which affects the functioning of the macula. However, this can change on a case-by-case basis. Total time at the center on the day of the procedure will be about 2-3 hours. Any other medications you are taking.


Implants were implicated in 9/28 eyes (32.1%), and these included orbital implants, fat injections, lacrimal plug or stents, and silicone rods depending on the type of preceding intervention. He’s very thorough with everything he does, and carefully monitors my vision and the health of my eye. This may result in poor vision after LASIK. you show signs of keratoconus or any other condition that causes a thinning of your cornea. Following Allegretto Wavelight procedures at our office, your eyes may be red, watery, itchy, or irritated for four to eight hours. The safety and effectiveness of the STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser System have NOT been established for wavefront-guided treatment of low to moderate myopic astigmatism in patients: whose WaveScan WaveFront diameter is less than 6 mm, for treatments greater than 6 diopters of MRSE or with greater than 3 diopters of astigmatism and for retreatment with CustomVue LASIK.

The chances for improved vision depend, in part, on the patient’s level of vision before surgery. Once that occurs, your correction is permanent. Also no chance of bubbles inside the eye and no problems with scars in the cornea. “It can be impossible to de­tect because the disease is in its la­tent stage and we don’t currently have the genetic tests to detect it. LASIK needs to be done over a treatment area that is as large, or larger than, the size of your dilated pupil. The studies found that of the 86 eyes eligible for the uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) analysis of effectiveness at 3 months, 95.3% were corrected to 20/40 or better, 91.9% were corrected to 20/32 or better, and 61.6% were corrected to 20/20 or better without spectacles or contact lenses.

As with any other treatment, discussion with your ophthalmologist regarding the benefits and risks of the procedure is mandatory. Warning and Precautions: LASIK is not recommended if you have cataracts, corneal scars, or dry eye syndrome; glaucoma; diabetes; severe allergies; history of Herpes simplex or Herpes zoster keratitis; are taking Isotretinoin (Accutane®), Sumatriptan (Imitrex®), Amiodarone hydrochloride (Cordarone®) or antimetabolites for any medical conditions; history of crossed eyes; previous corneal, intraocular surgery, LASIK or refractive surgery; family history of degenerative corneal disease; and history of inflammation of the eye. Warnings/Precautions: You may experience and need to contact your eye doctor immediately if you have any of the following symptoms while using the antibiotic eye drops prescribed by your doctor: itching, redness, watering of your eye, sensitivity to light. This may be true even if you only required a very weak prescription before surgery. IntraLASIK is derived from the laser IntraLASE, a femtosecond laser first commercially available for creating corneal flaps for Lasik in 2002 (USA) and 2004 (Europe). The entire process is completed in 15 – 20 minutes.

The probe is applied in a circular pattern on the outer cornea to shrink small areas of corneal tissue. Chronically dry eyes may become worse after LASIK. Refractive errors usually occur in otherwise healthy eyes. Is there a right or wrong time?