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#1 brentley

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 01:02 PM

I'm nearsight since high school up to now. I'm considering to have a lasik surgery. Can anyone here who have done the lasik surgery give me the advantage and disadvantage? :*

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 11:03 PM

I'm nearsight since high school up to now. I'm considering to have a lasik surgery. Can anyone here who have done the lasik surgery give me the advantage and disadvantage? :*


Advantages: if you're error of refraction isn't too high, you get back to 6/6 vision. No more contact lenses or glasses.

Disadvantages: no studies out yet about long-term effects
initial problem with bright lights
corneal donation might not be possible afterwards

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 08:13 AM

Had it done a year and a half ago, best thing ever, no more contacts/glasses......

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 08:22 AM

One thing I should add. It is not painful during the process as your eyes are numbed, but you will be in pain for a couple days but pain killers will take care of this as well as sleep. You will need someone to help you for a few days.
It takes about 6 months for your eyes to completely heal and for your vision to acheive its peak, mine was 20/15 after 6 mos.
THey give you drops to keep your eyes from healing too fast and scarring over be sure to take them as prescribed.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 10:21 PM

Had Laser Surgery at Asian Eye last January 12, 2007. No regrets. Though I have been advised that it takes 3 to 6 months to fully heal. I'm already at 20/20 but the glare at night is a bit hard to get used to. Sabog ang mga ilaw pag tinignan mo. I guess its part of the healing process.

Have been wearing glasses for 27 years of my life. Was not able to do a lot of things because glasses. If you can afford it, go for it. Anyway, they will conduct several eye tests to make sure you are a good candidate for Lasik.

Sa akin, no pain. but supersensitive lang ang paningin mo on the first 3 days. Plus you have to get used to not having glasses. Am on my 3rd month already, pero pag gising ko sa umaga kinakapa ko pa rin salamin ko. hehehe... PM me if you have any questions.

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 10:18 PM

Right.

parang doktor ah...

Asian Eye has an old excimer laser, with an old technology of ablating the eyes, making the surface of the cornea gritty; thats why sabog yung lights at night. New lasers now are gaussian, that ablates the eyes smoothly.

Ok what happens during the eye surgery. They CUT a flap (they just say they make the flap because CUT sounds bad :D ) very thinly so that your cornea gets exposed. Then they fire at the the cornea and reshapes it. Then they put the flap back. Remember the EPETHILIAL FLAP DOES NOT HEAL BACK WHEN CUT. So you will be advised not to rub your eyes so hard FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE because the flap can be removed by doing so. Then wait for the luck you dont get under or overcorrected.

LOOK AT THE TRACK RECORD OF THE DOCTOR so you'd know how may successes he/she had. Even ask him/her about the papers (patient files) to prove it.

But dont be scared, most already have 20/20, 20/15 vision after the surgery. Which is also important ayt.

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 11:53 AM

If I were myopic and would need LASIK surgery, i would have it done at the American Eye center at shangrila mall .. i think they have the most extensive experience as far as lasik surgery is concerned

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 09:32 PM

i heard that Makati eye and laser center has a new machine too..

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 12:37 PM

I have mine done in February 16, 2007. I was undercorrected and experience halos at nighttime from light source. My doctor told me i will undergo another correction this May 2007 to have a 20/20 vision. But i'm afraid of the halos during night vision.

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 06:35 PM

I have mine done in February 16, 2007. I was undercorrected and experience halos at nighttime from light source. My doctor told me i will undergo another correction this May 2007 to have a 20/20 vision. But i'm afraid of the halos during night vision.



where did you have your eyes done?

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 02:26 AM

best money i ever spent. had mine done in st luke's vision center

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 04:56 PM

where did you have your eyes done?

I had my eye done at QC eye center near Timog Ave

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 05:11 PM

how much did it cost you guys?

#14 SirMiks

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 01:19 AM

Just to share my experience after having Lasik last January:

No regrets sa akin. I just came back from Puerto Galera last weekend. Snorkling was great. Ngayon ko lang nakita kung gaano talaga kaganda ang coral reefs and fishes natin dito sa pilipinas. Dati ang labo lahat. Can't wear glasses while snorkling eh. Can't wear contact lenses din naman since my eyes gets irritated when the lenses come in contact with salt water.

Lumiwanag ang mundo! :)

Though I still get some glare at night. I will have my check-up this May. Hopefully i don't have to got through correction.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 11:43 AM

Guys, ask ko lang how much does it cost?

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 05:37 PM

have asked my optometrist why she doesnt go for lasik surgery. sagot niya - not yet proven. she prefer to wear eyeglass. mataas ang nearsighted nya - 700. can any eyeglass wearing optometrist mtc member convince me to undergo lasik surgery? am still having doubts.

Edited by alpha quadrant, 01 June 2007 - 05:40 PM.


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Posted 01 June 2007 - 07:27 PM

@anduril64

Where did you get your Supralase procedure done? Here in the Philippines? How was post-op healing in the first few days?

@alpha quadrant

Why are you thinking of getting LASIK? What are YOUR doubts about it? I have -2.00 myopia and I could get it for free from some doctor friends. However, I am not thoroughly inconvenienced by my contact lenses so I don't see the need to call in the favor.

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 10:58 PM

guys pa pm naman po how much it would cost to undergo the surgery. am going back home this july and am planning to have one.

thanks,

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 12:01 PM

helo doc's , just like to know is it true that not all person are candidates for laser correction . if a candidates have cobwebs or lens replacements , is it possible to get a laser correction for added power , for those super small character printed on small eyedrops or warranty sicker printed inside those cellfones ?

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 08:02 PM

My sisters getting her eyes done next week. She says P30+ thou (50% off) ang Lasik surgery sa Fatima Hospital. Are there any other cheaper treatments that any can recommend? Any feedbacks will be appreciated.