LASIK surgery

Singapore
April 9, 2007 11:49am CST
Who here has gone for LASIK surgery or is thinking about it? It is a surgery that cures/reduces myopia using laser. I have done it a few months back and now my eyesight is perfect! Used to be around 600 degrees per eye with 100 degrees of astig. Now its totally perfect! I recommend those with myopia to consider this treatment sometime in their life :)
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8 responses
• India
12 Apr 07
Firstly, congratulations on the successful surgery. My own sister and brother-in-law are both ophthalmologists and are trained to perform the LASIK surgery, but I'm not too keen on getting it done. I only have a minor case of myopia and don't really mind wearing glasses for it. In fact, glasses look good on me, so I haven't even gotten myself contact lenses! Secondly, despite the tall claims given by those who just want to perform more operations, the operation is not always successful and may lead to complications in a number of cases. My own brother-in-law only recommends the surgery to people if they have a chronic case of myopia, and not otherwise.
• Singapore
13 Apr 07
Actually, many people have told me that I look better with glasses too! :p But I am a sporty guy and wearing glasses can be very inconvenient, so I decided that I should go for the surgery. Never regretted :P
• Singapore
12 Apr 07
First of all, congrats on gettting prefect eyesight! I've thought about going for lasik too but am concerned about the side effects. Moreover, it's an expensive procedure. I know of people who have undergone lasik and are satisfied with their results. Since you have undergone lasik, could you tell us more details about lasik please? For example, how did you go about choosing a doctor, what was the experience like, how much did you pay, etc? I'm sure all the mylotters will find this information useful! :)
• Singapore
12 Apr 07
I asked around for advice. I have some friends who have already gone to this doctor and they have good reviews for him. I also have a doctor friend who agrees that its a respectable clinic. I also searched around the internet, and there are many forum discussions with many people having done their surgery with this clinic as well. So I'm pretty confident that its a good place :) In total, I paid around 2800 SGD, which is about 1900 USD. First, there will be a pre examination where the doctor will determine if you are suitable for the surgery and the type of surgery you should undergo. The actual surgery is only about 10 minutes long. After that, you should just sleep for the whole day, and you will have a "new" pair of eyes the next day! However, you should still rest your eyes for the next week, as it can be easily tired and dry then.
@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I would love to have this done. I have been wearing glasses since the 6th grade. it is very expensive though.
• Singapore
12 Apr 07
Yea its quite expensive. But after doing it, I have to say its worth every penny :)
• India
19 Jun 08
I'm planning to take Lasik surgery in about a few years from now. I'm having Myopia since 10 years from now.
• Singapore
26 Sep 07
hello,valerfore,did you have this surgery in singapore? I am in sinapore too. I am hesitate to do it. anyone knows whether this surgery have influence when someone give birth, as i may be pregant next year and give birth. I am afraid of this very much. you know the eye pressure will be higher when giving birth, so does it do harm to eyes? thanks.
@dbhattji (2508)
• India
18 Jun 07
My niece had Lasik done 2 days back and I was worried about the results. Thanks for reassuring me, is there any chance that your vision will go down later in life?
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I had lasik surgery few months ago and I had dry eye syndrome. I was afraid that my condition would get even worse with time. I used Restasis to help help my eyes produce more tears. Now I am happy to say that my eyes are doing great and I'm happy that I did the surgery. I used to wear contact lenses but never liked them.
@simplejoy (359)
• China
1 Jun 07
I know LASIK surgery because I have myopia.But I'm not going to have a try.Maybe it's silly but I'm afraid that if the surgery fails I will be blind forever. I would wear glasses rather than take the surgery. Still congratulations to you.Your surgery is successful and I'm happy to know that.Maybe I will do it someday.#_#