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Laser Eye Surgery

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pstmstr, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. CHenry

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    A lot of y’all are saying this but my ex wife had lasik and never used readers after? My dad had the RK years ago and that did more harm than good and he did need readers.
     
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  2. Aries

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    I guess that's why you divorced her? :rollingla
     
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    At your age, because of the way the eye focuses, you can pretty much correct for distance or close up but not both. If you are getting cataracts and plan on removing them (at some point you will), getting a lens implant as a result can include correction. LASIC will complicate the determination for the correct correction of the lens implant (I've done both.) You may not need it. Talk to your ophthalmologist first and get an expert opinion.

    I am not a doctor but I sometimes play one with my wife.
     
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    Gonna second this.
     
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    Dr. Wise sent me up to the Dean McGee Eye Institute to have special pictures (3D?) taken of my eyeballs. After she got those, she said the numbers didn’t line up, and although I could probably find someone to do it, she wouldn’t because it is a surgical procedure (even if not legally one), and all surgeries have risks, plus even if it were successful, there was a good chance that it wouldn’t achieve the outcome I wanted.
     
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    Medical terms are weird sometimes. I had a "shoulder manipulation" where basically they put you under general anesthesia, then move your arm all around to break up scar tissue in the ligaments. It's glorified stretching that would be too painful if you're awake. Insurance considered it "surgery".
     
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    @pstmstr: Let me clarify my previous post. You mentioned cataracts, and that's what I thought you were referring to.

    My wife had problems with her cataract surgery.

    Sorry. :drunk2:
     
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    Omg
    I gotta start proofing better
    She had lasik
     
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    If you're talking about what I said, that's all about legal definitions, not medical definitions. In LASIK, at least as how it was presented to me, they cut a "flap" into the outer layers of your cornea, use a laser to reshape the cornea underneath, then lay the flap back down. To the state of Oklahoma, that doesn't (or, at least, didn't) constitute a surgical procedure, but if you're a-cuttin' on my eyeballs, it sure as shootin' does to me...

    My only guess as to why it wasn't considered surgery is that the cornea is unique in that it gets its oxygen supply directly from the atmosphere rather than from the bloodstream, so there are no blood vessels cut during the procedure.
     
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    . That is called accommodation. Young people have better accommodation but as we age....things change.
     

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