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#41 kanski

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 12:04 PM

I've been thinking of having this procedure too, for a year now. I've been wearing glasses for over two years and I don't like it. I do a lot of reading. And my eyes get itchy a lot. And I'm always in front of a computer.

My question is, if ever I do get better vision after this procedure, what will happen when I get old? I mean, will my eyes stay 20/20 all my life after this operation? Thanks!



what are your circumstances? how old are you? are you a myope? hyperope? have you noticed change in your vision over the past 6 mos? past year?

from what you have stated, my guess is you are just suffering from presbyopia- you necessitated reading glasses once you've reached your late 30s or early 40s. is this the case?

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 04:32 PM

FDA to study negative effects of Lasik eye surgery
By MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Business Writer Matthew Perrone, Ap Business Writer Thu Oct 15, 6:33 pm ET


WASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration announced plans Thursday to study the scope of problems connected with laser eye-correcting surgery, which include blurred vision and dry eyes.

The FDA says it will work with the National Eye Institute and the Department of Defense to determine the percentage of patients who experience negative side effects following surgery.

The first phase of the project is already under way, with plans for an online questionnaire to help patients gauge their quality of life following surgery, according to an FDA statement.

The project will also include a clinical trial tracking patients who undergo the procedure, which is expected to conclude by 2012.

"This study will enhance our understanding of the risks of Lasik and could lead to a reduction in patients who experience adverse effects," said Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, the acting head of FDA's medical device division.

An estimated 6 million Americans have undergone Lasik surgery, which permanently reshapes the cornea, a clear layer covering the eye. There are no guarantees of 20/20 vision and the long-term safety of the procedure is still unknown.

Ophthalmology societies report that about 95 percent of patients are satisfied with their new vision.

But a small number of patients have reported permanent damage to their eyes following the surgery, including double vision, dry eye and halos around objects at night.

The FDA agreed to look into the problems in 2008 after years of complaints. The agency said last summer it received 140 reports of Lasik-related problems between 1998 and 2006.

Lasik procedures have fallen off in the past year as consumers cut back on the pricey surgeries, which can cost between $1,500 and $5,000

Makers of Lasik lasers include Advanced Medical Optics Inc., Alcon Inc., and Bausch and Lomb.

Also on Thursday, the FDA announced warning letters sent to 17 Lasik surgery centers for inadequate adverse event reporting procedures. Regulators periodically send letters to facilities that don't follow federal guidelines for reporting patient complaints.

"The inspections did not identify problems with the use of the Lasik devices at these facilities," the FDA stated.

More inspections of Lasik centers are planned in coming months, according to the FDA release.


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#43 r.dean

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:14 AM

anyone here who's had it done for more than 10 years? Is it still the same? no belated side effects?

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 11:39 PM

You won't regret it.

#45 Karton

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 01:16 AM

My cousins had it more than 15 years ago. They don't have problems.

My brother got it 2 months ago only 27 k but in Turkey :). He is satisfied.

After my brother i am thinking to have it.

#46 marcjeff2014

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 08:29 AM

How much yung Lasik po sa Pinas?



#47 azraelmd

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 04:43 PM

If you're younger than 40 years of age....ok ang lasik....bago na mga machine....pero dapat may screening ka muna...vision screening test ranges from 2k and above....

After that kung ok na....we do the procedures....prices here ranges from 50k both eyes to as much as 80k per eye....depends yan sa ophthalmologist mo kung magkano PF nya...

Pero kung malapit ka na mag 40....or advise ko sa mga mid 30s na....wag na mag pa lasik masasayang lang...there are better alternatives for mga patients 40 and above....

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 04:32 AM

looking forward for updates on this topic

#49 randybluort

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:32 PM

Any one who has gotten lasik? How was it?






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