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Old 06-12-2010, 10:30 AM
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Re: Lasik eye surgery

I have to second the original poster. I had lasik six months ago here is Great Falls, MT at pacific laser and cataract. DR Paul Shenk was my surgeon. I am very pleased with my results, and the quality of service was amazing. Best $3,000 I have ever spent. I had -5.75 in each eye, and now see 20/20+ in my right eye, and 20/15 in my left.
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Old 06-12-2010, 03:34 PM
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Re: Lasik eye surgery

Was at the eye doctor yesterday long story short need cataract surgery eyes are worse from last year will wait till next month.
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Old 06-12-2010, 04:16 PM
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Re: Lasik eye surgery

i recently had catarac surgery on both eyes. 1 week apart, and 1 month before my 75th birthday.
for a number of years my site was diminishing. it got to be impossible clearing up the focus on the large binnoculars i use. also night driving, especially in rainy weather was bad. i dont think my vision was ever this good. i have just one bit of advise. dont put it off.
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:25 PM
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Re: Lasik eye surgery

Walter 351, good news, I'm happy for you.

Signature542, what is PRK?
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:51 AM
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Re: Lasik eye surgery

PRK vs LASIK.

Lasik is where a "flap" is cut on the cornea, and flipped over. Then laser correction occurs, and the flap is returned to its original position.

PRK is where a thin layer of the cornea is "scraped" away. Laser correction occurs, and then the cornea must heal on its own.

PRK is used in some cases where the cornea is not thick enough to allow Lasik. It is typically more painful, and takes longer to heal.

Im not a doctor, but researched these options when I had my Lasik done. I hope this info is accurate, even though it is very simplified.

aroshtr
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:22 PM
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Re: Lasik eye surgery

Pretty close as to what was described previously. Every eye is different and it pays to get a few consults with different Dr.s Eye shape has a bit to do with selecting the right process.. If you can get Lasik go for it.. PRK is an older technique..

This stuff is cutting edge and there are always improvements.
Equipment for surgery such as Lasers have improved in leaps and bounds.. My recovery took 2 weeks ad vision kept improving for 6 months at least!
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:57 PM
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Re: Lasik eye surgery

aroshtr, thanks for responding to my question. I appreciate it.
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