General Discussion: Laser Eye surgery


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Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

30 Sep 2015 10:30
Lazors r cool
Luke
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5711 posts since 21/1/03

30 Sep 2015 11:46
Couple of my mates had it done a few years back and still have perfect vision. I can't remember who with though, sorry.

I thought lens replacement was supposed to be the newer/better alternative?
Toasted
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1672 posts since 15/10/09

30 Sep 2015 12:10
I had it booked and paid for but then I watched a video of the procedure on youtube and thought "fuck that."

Isn't LASIK supposed to be the best?
haemogoblin3
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444 posts since 21/10/08

30 Sep 2015 16:33
Did it a year ago, 6/6 vision, best 2k spent ever.
They have different procedures for different severity of myopia, LASIK has the longest history, hence most pt data and considered safest. However there are some people who cannot have LASIK e.g. thin cornea, really bad myopia, in which the case you would need lasek or even lens replacement.
shego
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1586 posts since 11/12/07

30 Sep 2015 18:24
Heamo where did you have it done, which company?
haemogoblin3
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444 posts since 21/10/08

30 Sep 2015 19:00
I did it back at home in Hong Kong. Im a doc myself and have spoken to multiple opthalmologists. The procedure itself is not very operator-dependent as the machines does most of the work. So finding a package that gives good pre-op assessment and follow-up is probably more important. Id recommend you to go to a few reputable/major centres and get some quotes.
MrPlatinum
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8939 posts since 24/2/04

1 Oct 2015 01:41
I had it done 5 years ago. No need for any glasses etc since.

My left eye is better than my right eye, but my right eye is actually still better than 20/20 on a Snellen chart.

Only downsides: occasional dry eyes, noticeable glare when driving at night.

Overall I'd highly recommend it.
fudge.dredd
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1428 posts since 15/12/12

7 Oct 2015 22:08
My eyesight was pretty bad (-4.75 and -4.25) and I went through Optimax.. Cost me £1.8k - the best money I've spent. Definitely recommend Optimax over any of the others.
THE GUV'NOR
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3279 posts since 4/5/04

10 Oct 2015 01:43
haemogoblin3 wrote: I did it back at home in Hong Kong. Im a doc myself and have spoken to multiple opthalmologists. The procedure itself is not very operator-dependent as the machines does most of the work. So finding a package that gives good pre-op assessment and follow-up is probably more important. Id recommend you to go to a few reputable/major centres and get some quotes.

where did you go?? (i live in hk)