Tag Archives: Medicine

PRK, Epi-LASIK, and LASEK

Surgeons operate directly on the surface of the cornea in these laser eye surgeries, rather than working under a flap. These procedures correct the same vision problems as LASIK, but may be a better option for people with thin corneas … Continue reading

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What to Expect During Eye Surgery

  What to Expect During Eye Surgery Laser eye surgery usually takes less than 30 minutes. Your eyeball will be numbed, but you’ll remain awake. You may feel pressure, but should not be in pain. Your vision will dim during … Continue reading

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Strong Rx: Implantable Lenses

Strong Rx: Implantable Lenses   If you can’t get laser surgery because of a strong prescription, artificial lenses — called phakic intraocular lenses (PIOLs) — may be an option. They’re FDA approved for treating nearsightedness. The lenses are made of … Continue reading

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Full Recovery Timeline

Your vision may take as long as six months to stop changing after surgery, particularly problems with glare, starbursts, halos, or light sensitivity. Here’s a general timeline: Days one to three: itching, burning, mild pain and discomfort, tearing First week: … Continue reading

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Risks of Laser Eye Surgery

No surgery is risk-free. Many of the common side effects, such as dry eye or other discomforts, clear up within days to a few months. But some can require further surgery or cause permanent damage. Some of the more common … Continue reading

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Eye Care

Eye Care: Stye   A stye is a tender red bump that looks like a pimple on or near the edge of the eyelid. It is just one type of infection of the eyelids (blepharitis). Styes usually heal in a … Continue reading

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