Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by supersize75k5, Jan 28, 2007.
dad sent me this link
WOW! Looks dangerous! Crazy. Thanks for sharing.
is that how long it takes? I was always under the impression that it took like an hour per eye...
Nope, doesn't take long at all. The newest ones have computers that feed back to the laser in pikosecond time tracking your eye....which means you could essentially be looking around the room and it'd still do a perfect job.
better then the origonal.
first started they would use a knife to cut a * on your eye, and it would heal flater, corecting the lense, later they cut a flat off the eye then cut it and floded the flap back to speed healing.
i think lasers are better.
but then again i have 20/15 so....
Radial Keratotamies (sp?) are sort of a thing of the past with lasik now but they're still performed occasionally. The problem with them is you have to make a cut like 95% of the depth of the cornea. Too shallow, and nothing happens, too deep and there's a good chance you'll be blind.
I had lasik done 3 years ago. Best damn $3000 I have ever spent. Was on the table less than 7 minutes. Went down no being able to see the big E sat up reading 20/25 ended up being able to see 20/15.
If you're under 40 or so when you want the surgery, just make sure you understand the risks that age imposes on your corrected vision.
That was pretty...gross? I'm fine with it, but watching it made me queasy. I was just imagining the eyeball popping or something... uke:
You should see the surgical technique videos my dad watches where there's a scalpal and a couple other instruments digging around in there.
I would respond in an intelligent manner, but I'm having trouble reading this.
I did not need to see that, the 15 seconds I watched..........
why does being under 40 have an effect? im 20 and have been considering this for a while now and(belive it or not) seeing that actauly gave me a little more confidence.
Basically, when you get to around 40 your eye gets lazy and doesn't like to focus on a variety of ranges anymore. A lot of people that have had good vision their whole life develop a certain amount of either nearsightedness or farsightedness as they age. In a normal person wearing glasses this would just change their perscription, but for some people with lasik it can put them back into glasses, which is what you paid big money to avoid. I'm not sure if the surgery can be retouched as your prescription changes, but I can certainly ask.
I believe you can have "touch up" work done. I'm planning on getting it next month
That's why I didn't need to see that
Well just hope you don't ever get cataracts then...good luck with the sharp pointy objects.
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