Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Lasik Surgery, What you may not know

Why don't blind people go skydiving? It scares the dogs

Did you know that if you have lasik surgery, you may need " touch ups?"The overall 1-year incidence of retreatment was 10.5%.

LASIK Surgery astigmatism. Each year more than one million patients undergo the LASIK procedure in the United States. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the complication rate of LASIK surgery is between 1 and 5 percent
Some of those complications are what they consider " mild " some are very serious including totally losing your vision the top complications are:::
Vision Loss
Debilitating Visual Symptoms
Under Treatment or Over Treatment
Severe Dry Eye Syndrome
Less Effective Results in Patients with Different Types of Large Refractive Errors
Results Diminishing with Age

One of the things that list as a " best candidate " is if you are under 40 years old, but then , the results diminish with age, so does that really make you a best candidate? You think you will get 20/20 vision? Think again.
Think you will get rid of the glasses? Think again, the surgery is only supposed to ( and that is best case scenario } REDUCE the need for glasses, you may still need glasses!!!

New information is coming out about these procedures all the time, experts are not all that willing anymore to tout how safe and great it is
Experts Advise New Warnings for LASIK

This type of surgery is a HUGE , HUGE money maker for doctors, make sure that they have your best interest in mind and not their own.

If you decide to have it ,, good luck.

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