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Post-operative complications include the following: Visually significant wrinkles or striae in the flap (1%) Dislocated flap (early postoperative period) Infection (early postoperative period; very rare; < 0.02%) Diffuse intralamellar keratitis (< 0.1%) Epithelial ingrowth (early to late postoperative; 1-2%) Under/overcorrection (see results) Ectasia (...


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Brief description: LASEK and LASIK - cut a flap in the eye, use a laser to remove material underneath to reshape the lens and correct vision. LASIK has been around for a while, so there have been a lot of improvements and modifications, and there are a lot of variations of it. PRK - similar to LASIK, but no flap is cut. Instead a surface layer of cells is ...


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This is not my professional area of expertise -- however I had Lasik done years ago when there weren't many "experienced" optometrists to choose from. The optometrist I saw said he was one of the first in the field to do it. I'm embarrassed to say I paid $6,700 for the procedure (I guess this post is somewhat a rant as I think I was overcharged) After I ...


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Risks of LASIK (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis) can include: Vision loss due to infection, The researchers calculated the risk of significant vision loss consequence of LASIK surgery to be closer to 1-in-10,000 cases. Higher-order aberrations, These aberrations include 'starbursts', 'ghosting', 'halos' and others. Dry eyes, Although it is ...


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