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Avatar n tn My eye sight is quiet weak around -6 for both left and right. I wanted to get my laser eye surgery done to get rid of glasses forever. I went to the dr yesterday, he did few tests and then he told me that I can never ever have my laser done because my cornea is very thin and they cant make it more thinner. Another thing he told me is that my Retina is weak as well, which he meant by spots. I did have this in my mind that he would say this because I knew about it already.
Avatar m tn So what's the story with laser eye surgery? I'm about to do my yearly run to the optician's and get my vision tested. I think I might need to get a different prescription this time, because I'm having some minor problems with my current glasses. But there seems to be a lot of talk about laser eye surgery these days. Some say it's the best thing ever and others don't really want to recommend it. Quite frankly I'm really interested in finally ditching glasses after all those years of using them.
Avatar f tn If I were having cataract surgery i would pay $1000 dollars extra per eye to have an experiences surgeon use the femtosecond laser. In countries with socialied medicine like UK, Canada because of costs this new technology will not be added unless it is done in the private market.
Avatar n tn My husband is 48 years old and we live in the UK. He had laser surgery early in 2009 to correct his vision but it hasn't been particularly successful. He's not considered suitable for further laser surgery and It has now been suggested that he have an operation to remove his own lens and replace them with prescription lenses to correct his vision.
Avatar m tn I should start by saying I live in the UK so hope you can still answer my question. I am a 68 year old male and have worn spectacles and/or contact lenses from my teenage years because I suffered from myopia and astigmatism. Around 2008, I began to notice that my distance vision was deteriorating such that I couldn't recognise faces from any sort of distance and couldn't follow a golf ball on TV without sitting very close to the set.
Avatar n tn I live in the uk and went for an eye consultation today, I knew i was not suitable for laser surgery and wanted to know about ICL surgery. I was totally devastated when i was told that i was unsuitable for this procedure also. My question is simple, are all ICL's the same size or was i just unsuitable for the ICL's used by this company, i was simply told that the ICL was too big to fit in my eye which left me somewhat puzzled!!
Avatar n tn 593 (change of .054 from base one year prior that} on my HRT 11 report less than one year prior to my surgery (7 on SLE exam at that time). It was given as .85 one day prior to my surgery one which I suffered snuff out, through SLE exam. Is such a discrepency usual and are HRT exams more or less acurate than SLE ? In general, do you have an opinion of validity of HRT exams ? Thank you much for any insight.
Avatar n tn Hello, I am new to this community and I have may post-surgery issues and would love to solicit the advice of members of this community, particulary JodieJ, as I have been very impressed with your knowledge, advice, and very generous giving of time to help others in this eye care community. Here's my history - I have always been extremely myopic (about -12) in boths eyes and recently sustained a detachment in my left eye as a part of the PVD event. I'm a 50 year old female.
Avatar n tn I'm assuming you have has cornea laser surgery (intracorneal lasik or surface lasik (PRK) This does not make the cataract surgery more difficult only makes the calculations of what IOL to put in your eye more difficult with a wider standard deviation than regular corneas that have not had surgery. This is more important with multifocal/accommodating IOLs than monofocal IOLs. There is no best IOL and no choice that is best for everyone.
Avatar f tn My search for dealing with nighttime light issues and dry eyes have lead me to laser surgery forums and was surprised to find that these problems weretwo of the commonest concerns after surgery. This does make me believe that any surgery to the eye is a major disturbance to all the parts of this intricate organ and they heal at their own speed.On the whole, my experience shows there is slow improvement as time goes by reduction in glare and sensitivity.
Avatar n tn Yes - I'm curious what type of surgery you had too. I heard that having laser surgery is a lot easier to recover from than regular surgery. My main concern in doing that is because the gastro doctor said in my case it would be considered cosmetic surgery at this point (doctor code for "not covered by insurance", how much does surgery like that cost if you don't mind me asking.
Avatar n tn I had spinal fusion on my L5 5 weeks ago, and i am now hurting now more then i ever did before surgery. My Doc said he had the surgery and was back to work in 2 weeks. At 2weeks for me i was hurting so bad i thought i had messed up my fusion. So i went to see my my doc and had an xray and was told it was fine. He gave me a RX and said it was my last one. So i have had nothing for pain since 3 weeks after surgery.
Avatar f tn Hi I have had implants in both eyes which were done in the UK about 1996/1996 when at the age of 46 I developed a cataract in my right eye. The cataract in my Left eye ripened with a vengeance soon after the first op, Following each op I had to have laser treatment. I where reading glasses for the PC and small print but can manage very well with nothing more than sunglasses for day time driving.
Avatar f tn I'm hoping for this rather than another tear. And if I was unfortunate to get another tear could it be treated by laser rather than eye surgery again?
Avatar m tn Apparently the astigmatism I had has been corrected (toric lens) but I am now slightly shortsighted (I had hoped for good vision overall). It has been suggested I could have laser surgery to correct this. My main worry is that I have what I feel is quite bad flaring from car headlights at night and also lots of circles around the lights, presume this is haloing. I see you talk about haloing and I am wondering if this has diminished/improved for you as time passes after the surgery.
Avatar f tn You should certainly be able to wear a contact lens in the unoperated eye, the image sizing problem is only caused by the glasses in the operated eye vs the unoperated eye focusing away from the eye causing a magnification, because the contact lens sits on the eye there is no magnification to worry about. Another optoin is the have laser eye surgery in the unoperated eye, if you have no cataract in this eye you should get some eye balance this way.
Avatar f tn I went through a sinus surgery about 3 month back. I had bits of my inner flesh trimmed of with laser to help me breath better. However after 4 weeks or so. I too began to experience foul smell coming out of my nose. Sometimes even strong enough for people on train to smell it. It was really bad experience. My doctor asked me to flush my nose with salt water. Out of curiosity, I actually took a flash light and looked into my nostril.
Avatar n tn His team has also had a lot of success with endoscopic and laser surgery. You can send all of your stuff to him for evaluation before having to make the trip. I've seen some spectacular cases he's operated on. One guy had no discs in his neck, just one long rod! You only have one neck and that connects to your back which makes up your whole spine..... make the right decision when it comes to who you let cut it open. Another great site is GPN, Global Patient Network.
Avatar n tn I had surgery done on my broken pinky finger on January 1, 2008, which I broke while playing football, and I was in the cast for 6 weeks after that. After the cast came out, the doctor told me to go to therapy for 6 weeks/ 2 times a week to get rid of the stiffness in the finger. Now it is May 5th, 2008 and I have 2 more weeks of therapy left but still the finger is a little stiff. I can bend it but not fully and in terms of going back up it doesn't move at all.
Avatar f tn If you are serious about having Laser Eye Surgery and you live in the UK you no doubt will have spent hours of time online looking at the pristine clinic web sites and their glossy brochures trying to make up your mind who to entrust with your sight. One of the best 'Independent' web sites around has to be If you search on Google (either .com or ) under Laser Eye Treatment you cannot fail to find this web site up in the top 5 ranked web sites...
Avatar f tn I am 3 months post op, after having to have surgery for a 14cm ovarian mass removed on my left ovary, which I was told was filled with fluid, they removed my left ovary and tube, I was in surgery for over 4 hours because the cyst had stuck to my bowel and bladder I went for a scan because i was struggling to eat and my abdomen was very large, and i was struggling to go to the toilet both ways and when i lay down to sleep there was that much pressue in the abdomen, and i was quite shocked to find
Avatar f tn I was just reading a new article regarding mutlifocal lenses and they addressed the issue of laser cataract surgery and one commented on the issue of tearing the capsule. I don't know what other surgeons think regarding laser surgery for your type of cataract, but this surgeon's comment might seem to argue against it so your post came to mind: http://www.reviewofophthalmology.
Avatar m tn Hi, My brother had a RD surgery (Macula off) on 28th Jan with Scleral buckling procedure with a best doctor. His vision started showed symptoms of improvement after 3 weeks of the surgery but Doctor said it will take up to 2- 3 months get the vision stabilised. We understand that the RD surgery was successfull with carefully attached Retina.
Avatar f tn My mom, like I posted before was seeing a round circle in her left eye after cataract removal surgery whenever she looked at a certain angle. She did visit her eye specialist and he said there isnt any such problem,that people develop such problems after cataract surgery (he didnt find any problem with her retina). its been more than 6 weeks since her phaco surgery nhas been done and that circle formation whenever she tilts her eye toward the left side isnt going.
422120 tn?1203210419 Yet, it never dawned on me that I would NOT see as well WITH GLASSES ON AFTER cataract surgery - then what I could see BEFORE SURGERY! Even the names... RESTORE and REZOOM were subtly implanted, (no pun intended!) in my mind. So, finally, here is my question... I wonder if anyone has ever been ALLERGIC to these, or any lens used?
Avatar n tn What costs am I looking at? I live in UK is this surgery available on the nhs?
1213687 tn?1266290064 I read somewhere in the web that in UK there is a specialist clinic which undertakes laser operation of 15 minutes only, while the full investigation etc might take hours, and get a complete cure. The charges range from BSP 1500.00 or so and a night in the Sleep lab. This is new. Some tissues are eliminated and the breathing muscles are made to grow back stronger?
1641321 tn?1322931299 There's a website which discusses laser surgery, and it's possible to locate a vet who performs laser surgery in any area. Apparently it is very good, and cuts bleeding risk, and recovery times: I am quite shocked to discover, after a heck of a lot of googling right now -that I cannot find any veterinary surgeon/veterinary clinic in the UK who does this surgery!! In fact I can find little MENTION of it in the UK except for human optical surgery!
Avatar m tn They cover most of my nose and right side of my face. They do not hurt but if I cut them they will bleed for ages. I have had laser surgery on them to reduce the redness but recently I have noticed some redness returning with more spots than I had originally. I am wondering if anyone has come across anything like this before and if there is any treatment?
Avatar f tn When I was going for surgery to remove a cataract from my left eye everyone told me it was quick and relatively painless. I haven't seen anyone here mention anything about painful surgery. Unfortunately my pupil wouldn't dilate sufficiently with the pre-op drops and I believe that it had to be stretched using some kind of clamp. It took so long and was so painful that I was quite traumatised when it was finally over.