LASIK surgery is with out question one of the most popular eye procedures of 20th century because it improves the quality of life for people who are dependant on glasses or contact lenses on a daily basis. But in the last couple year the FDA has been received an alert quantities of more complain about LASIK surgery. Why is that? Well after reviewing a number of these complain, we conclude that most of them are for quality vision dissatisfaction after the procedure.
But as Martin Luther King Jr said: Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter and so are you here to know what matter about LASIK surgery? Well we have reveal many on our entire website. Here is a preview that will definitely influence your decision and knowledge about the surgery. Be aware that knowing and following these simples' steps you increase the possibility of success in your surgery.
Starting with the confidence in yourself and in your doctor. If you have the slightest doubt about the procedure or your doctor (don't do it) because confidence is the key word for this procedure. ***Oct 2009***
Potential patients that are considering this type of eye surgery in order to improve their quality of life, have three major responsibilities:
Learning and understanding the consistency of the entire procedure and process, including; (benefits and risks).
Selecting the best surgeon.
And keeping up with eye care after the procedure is done. ***Oct 2009***
You will no doubt hear this “problems occur in less than 5% of the patients who undergo LASIK surgery according to the FDA.” But as of today, The rate of complications from LASIK surgery are unknown by the FDA. ***Oct 2009***
Ask your doctor what percentage of potential refractive surgery patients are told they are not a good candidate for surgery. Don’t be surprised if a solid number isn't readily available, however, the only wrong answer would be "none". Patients being properly screened away from refractive surgery indicates that a doctor is conscientious about providing refractive surgery only when it would meet the patient's needs. ***Oct 2009***
With the latest Excimer technology you will have a better outcome. Ask your doctor what model and brand of Excimer Laser will be used to perform your surgery.
Check with our website in order to know if that Excimer Laser is approved by the FDA to treat your refraction. Excimer Laser info . ***Oct 2009***
Monovision is a very popular procedure on patients over 40 who are dependent on glasses or contact lenses. However, treating only monovision is already obsolete because the Excimer Laser is now being used to treat Presbyopia outside of the U.S. You may want to wait until that treatment is approved in the U.S. ***Oct 2009***
We have been seen a few places that guarantee your success with the procedure, but the true is no one can guarantee that your surgery is going to be successful; if someone says it, ask for it in writing! ***Oct 2009***
If you are planning to recruit into the army, be aware that Laser eye surgery accomplished before a member enters active duty continues to be a medical disqualifier. However, medical waivers are possible. Department of Defense officials have implemented a policy allowing individuals who have had two common forms of laser eye surgery to enter the military with a medical waiver. Individuals who had corrective eye surgery were previously ineligible for military service. The two waiverable procedures are PRK, or LASIK. ***Dec 2009***
Currently, the Air Force allows free laser eye surgery (PRK) only to those in a limited number of jobs (AFSC). Other Air Force personnel are allowed to have the surgery space-available, or civilian surgery at their own expense, if they get permission from their Air Force.***Dec 2009***
You don't need to pay extra money for your LASIK surgery. Three different entities provide up to a 50% discount for your treatment. (QualSight, LASIK benefits USA and Davis Vision), with or without Medical Insurance. ***Jan 2010***
If you are looking for LASIK surgery in order to correct your refractive errors and you are currently wearing contact lenses, please make sure that you should stop wearing them at least 10 days prior to your LASIK screening for accurate measures. For additional information please call your LASIK surgeon. ***Feb 2010***
If you experience depression, please consult your primary care physician about your refractive eye surgery and inform your eye doctor before your LASIK workup, because some surgeons include this condition in the final determination of candidacy for the procedure. ***Jul 2010***
The FDA encourages potential patients to educate themselves not only in regards to the surgeon's experience and reputation, but also regarding the specific laser equipment that the surgeon uses. ***Aug 2010***
The flap created in a LASIK procedure never heals according to Doctor Bill Lloyd MD, and because LASIK surgery is a long term study this data remains valid until proven otherwise. ***Aug 2010***
Important Note: Your doctor must have no less than 3 years experience in LASIK surgery, no less than 500 LASIK surgeries performed, no less than 250 procedures in the last 12 months?
The previews information has been distributed all over the Internet by www.usaeyes.org, however we are disagree with some of these facts, because this information disqualifies new and skilled ophthalmologists that are specialized in LASIK eye surgery. Having said that, each practitioner should be evaluated according to personal statistics, besides the CRSQA/USAeyes - (Council for Refractive Quality Assurance) program or seal is something created by (Glenn Hagele) who doesn't have any medical background. ***Nov 2010***