Have you had Lasik eye surgery?

@stealthy (8189)
United States
August 12, 2007 12:25am CST
I had Lasik a few years ago. They left me with a little nearsightedness because that was supposed to balance out the need for reading glassed in some cases. That worked fairly well until recently. For some time I only needed reading glasses for the newspaper or a book but could do most things on the computer without them and seldom took any with me when I went out to run errands or something. But the last few months I have needed reading glasses more and wear them most of the time when I'm using the computer. One thing the Lasik left was a sort of star effect around lights at night. If you have had Lasik what was your experience? If you haven't had it and wear glasses are you considering it or would you consider it?
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@Powder86 (23)
12 Aug 07
My mum had laser eye surgery about 8 or so years ago, back when it took like a month to recover from it. I'm not sure if she sees any effects like star round the lights at night - she's never mentioned anything like that. Her eyes work perfectly now, and she insists it's the best thing she's ever done! I think that her eyes will deteriorate normally as she gets older, though. So she'll probably need reading glasses like many people do. Before the surgery, her vision was pretty awful.
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@stealthy (8189)
• United States
13 Aug 07
The star effect comes when people have larger than useual pupils and the the treatment does not extend that far out. It could probably be corrected with the newer equipment available now but it is not bad enough to spend the money.
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• United States
12 Aug 07
i wear glasses for everything EXCEPT reading and the computer lol! but i would never consider Lasik surgery. for 2 reasons actually. #1 the whole idea of them working on my EYE just kind of freaks me out! #2 my grandmother occasionaly volunteers at the local Center for the Blind...at least 2 ppl there have had the surgery..had great eyesight for a number of months..and then proceeded to degrade to almost complete blindness!!! other than from ppl who've had the surgery and then started losing their sight, i have never heard of any company or doctor that warns that this is a possibility!! have you? and if so where from?
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@stealthy (8189)
• United States
13 Aug 07
Someone probably mentioned it as very unlikely possibility. As with any medical procedure there is always the chance of someting going wrong. My distance vision is still great after several years and I think my reading vision has just gotten worse because of getting older and too much time staring into a computer monitor.
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• Singapore
25 Sep 07
I also want to have this surgery, especially recently. there are several my colleagues have had this surgery, the result is quite good, espcially for a yong man who has a deepest nearsightedness. But I am quite worried about the surgery, i am afraid of any thing named "surgery". And my family is against me. I also have seen some cases of side effcets this surgery lead to, the most serious one is blindness,so terrible. What can i do, help me!
@stealthy (8189)
• United States
26 Sep 07
The best you can do is gather as much information as you can and look into the probabilities of bad things happening. It is a decision that you must make for yourself and that you must feel comfortable with.
• Singapore
28 Sep 07
I heard of this surgery is bannde from brithish because of the side effects it caused. Is it true? Anyone from British know information about it?
@Daelin (683)
• Brazil
13 Aug 07
I had my surgery some years ago and I couldn't be happier. I have now the same problem you have. But I really don't care :)