Feb 28th, 2013 - Blog
Lasik Has Come A Long Way Poor night vision Difficulty with vision in dim lighting after Lasik surgery can be caused by several factors. Many years ago, the lasers used for Lasik vision correction created a much smaller treatment zone than what is used today. The treatment zone refers to the central portion of the cornea (clear window in the front of the eye) that is treated with the laser to correct the presurgical prescription. With the older Lasik lasers, if
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Feb 28th, 2013 - Blog
What is Epithelial Ingrowth? Epithelial ingrowth (also known as EI) is a possible complication that happens after Lasik surgery. The cornea (the clear window of the front of the eye) is essentially made up of three main layers, the surface epithelium (about half a human hair thick), the middle stromal layer (about 5-6 human hairs thick), and the endothelial layer (less than half a human hair thick). During Lasik, a thin flap of tissue is created which consists of the
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Feb 28th, 2013 - Blog
Global Laser Vision Is Looking Out For You! Follow instructions on medications by your surgeron You should always continue to take your regular medications, unless the surgeon advises you not to. There are a few medications that are discontinued prior to surgery (ie. Accutane) but typically most medications are not stopped. Unlike other surgical procedures where general anesthesia is required, or there is an increased risk of bleeding, certain regular medications need to be discontinued. However in refractive surgery
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Feb 28th, 2013 - Blog
Your Safety & Lasik Results Are Important To Global Laser Vision What is a keloid scar formation? Keloid scar formation is generally not a contraindication for Lasik surgery. Keloid scarring is an abnormal scar formation or an inappropriate healing response. Patients that form keloid scars can have scarring that extends beyond the borders of the original injury, or even scar tissue that grows to excessive proportions. Haze after lasik There have been reported cases of haze in post operative eyes of Lasik patients
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Feb 27th, 2013 - Blog
Is An ICL Right For You? ICL, is an abbreviation for implantable contact lenses. ICL's are typically used in situations in which Lasik is not ideal: 1) very high nearsighted corrections 2) very irregular corneas with stable prescriptions 3) corneas that are too thin for Lasik surgery. The ICL is inserted through a small incision in the cornea (the clear window in the front of the eye), then the ICL is place in the space between the iris (the colored part of the
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Feb 27th, 2013 - Blog
Imitrex & Lasik What is imitrex? Imitrex is a medication commonly prescribed for migraines. There was some concern in the past with increased incidence of epithelial defects on the cornea after LASIK. However, many studies have shown that there is no increased risk or incidence of epithelial defects after LASIK surgery when compared to LASIK patients not taking Imitrex. To further discuss this issue or any other concerns about refractive surgery please schedule an appointment at Global Laser Vision. During your
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Feb 26th, 2013 - Blog
Is All-Laser LASIK Surgery Safe? If you have an experienced surgeon and a surgical center with the latest technology, your chances of having a successful surgery are great. The surgeons at Global Laser Vision have both the experience and the very best equipment to make your choice for corrective refractive surgery a success. Best lasik surgeron The surgeon at Global Laser Vision is board certified in ophthalmology, with additional certification in corneal and refractive surgery. In addition, they are educators and
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Feb 23rd, 2013 - Blog
PRK or LASIK, Which Is Right For You? The biggest difference between PRK and LASIK is the generation of a hinged flap in LASIK procedures. What is PRK? PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is the predecessor of LASIK surgery and since no flap is generated it can be an option for some patients. For example patients with thin/irregular corneas and or contact sport athletes with a high incidence of corneal trauma are better suited for a PRK procedure. Also the excimer laser used in
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Feb 22nd, 2013 - Blog
Usage of Contacts for Several Days Prior to Lasik Surgery How long do I need to take my contacts out before Lasik? Patients often wonder why they are required to discontinue contact lens wear several days, or longer, prior to Lasik surgery. The reason any type of contacts must be discontinued prior to Lasik surgery, is that many contacts will cause temporary distortion in the surface of the cornea (clear window in the front of the eye). In addition to distortion,
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Feb 22nd, 2013 - Blog
Chances of Needing More Eye Surgery In The Future Reasons For Multiple Surgeries A commonly asked question during a Lasik consultation is "will I need more surgery in a few years?" The answer to that question usually depends on several factors: The type of prescription being treated. The age of the patient. The gender of the patient. Lasik enhancement The type of prescription being treated will influence the probability of more treatment in the future. For example, a nearsighted person in their 30's, treated with Lasik
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