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Questions about LASIK

Postby eugeneng » Sun, 31 Jan 2010 1:47 pm

Last saturday I went for lasik surgery.

My spectacle degree is high. Around 800 degree a eye plus 400 degree shan guang a eye.

It has been 1 week already and I have been following the instructions. Apply antibiotic eye drop every 4 hour and the refresh eye drop every 1 hour but my vision is still very blur.

Today I went to a spectacle shop to do a test and found out that there is 150 degree residual in each of my eyes and 75 degree lao hua eyes(which previously I didn't have any lao hua eyes)

I ask the optician how come there is lao hua eyes as before the lasik I did not have it. He say that it is because my eyes haven't stabilse yet.

I call the clinic to ask if there could be a under correction as my spectacle degree are high. They say this will only be known after 2 months from the date of surgery and the doctor will only say if there is under correction and whether they need any enhancement surgery after 2 months.

I heard that there are some people who waited for 2 months after the lasik surgery than they get back full vision.

I got some questions to ask:

1. For those that take a long time like 2 months to get back full vision, how do you work when you everyday need to see computer and can't see clearly? Did you go and make a temp spectacle to wear during this 2 months?

I might be starting work soon and its a office job which requires me to always stare at computer. Right now I still can't see the computer clearly probably because there are still residual degree left in my eyes.

Should I go and make a temp spectacle?

2. When I bath there are some shampoo that goes into my eyes which I am told not to let shampoo go into my eyes during the 1st week. Is this why it takes a longer time to recover?

3. My eyes still have the red shot left from the lasik surgery. Is it because the red shot have not recover yet that is why my vision is still blur?

4. The clinic told me that my 2nd and 3rd review will be done by the senior optometrist. If she thinks there are complications or problem than she will refer me to see the doctor.

What is a Senior Optometrist? Is she/he just like the normal optician that we see in the spectacle shop?

What kind of education qualification do the senior optometrist have? What is the difference between senior optometrist and the doctor?

5. If there are still residual degree left in my eyes after 2 months and the doctor recommend enhancement surgery which will cost $275, should I go for it? I don't really trust that clinic anymore. Should I just go make a spectacle to wear or spend the $275 for enhancement surgery?

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Postby osangar » Mon, 01 Feb 2010 6:24 am

I had Lasik and was able to see the next day. Over the following few days my vision went blurry but after a week all had settled and was fine.

as for shampoo, I think it’s a precaution as the flap cut into your eye takes some time to heal properly. I was told that I needed drops for about 6 – 12 months as the nerves that tell your eye its dry don’t grow back for at least that long.

The red bits on your eye will take about 1 – 2 weeks to clear if they are like the two I had.

Not sure of the answers to your questions on qualifications. The guy I went to was an opthamologist. I am not sure what this is.

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Lansik

Postby ling88 » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 3:11 pm

Hi, just would like to know how much was the lansik i was thinking to go for it also.

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Re: Questions about LASIK

Postby taxico » Wed, 10 Feb 2010 1:07 am

eugeneng wrote:1. For those that take a long time like 2 months to get back full vision, how do you work when you everyday need to see computer and can't see clearly? Did you go and make a temp spectacle to wear during this 2 months?

Should I go and make a temp spectacle?

2. When I bath there are some shampoo that goes into my eyes which I am told not to let shampoo go into my eyes during the 1st week. Is this why it takes a longer time to recover?

3. My eyes still have the red shot left from the lasik surgery. Is it because the red shot have not recover yet that is why my vision is still blur?

4. The clinic told me that my 2nd and 3rd review will be done by the senior optometrist. If she thinks there are complications or problem than she will refer me to see the doctor.

What is a Senior Optometrist? Is she/he just like the normal optician that we see in the spectacle shop?

What kind of education qualification do the senior optometrist have? What is the difference between senior optometrist and the doctor?

5. If there are still residual degree left in my eyes after 2 months and the doctor recommend enhancement surgery which will cost $275, should I go for it? I don't really trust that clinic anymore. Should I just go make a spectacle to wear or spend the $275 for enhancement surgery?


1. if you cannot see and you need proper vision for your daily life (ie, not lying in bed all day with a slave to help stuff fruits into your mouth), i think it's common sense to make and wear a pair of glasses.

2. shampoo is not a big issue if you wash it out with and apply anti-biotic/drops as per requested/required. DO NOT RUB YOUR EYEBALLS (that's a no no).

3. your blood shot eyes need to be seen by an ophthalmologist (ie, eye specialist), or at least by a doctor with a scope, before anyone can determine why your eyes are blurry.

i highly doubt your blurry vision is due to blood shot eyes. the red'ness is due to enlarged blood vessels on the surface of your eyeball.

if your eye does not hurt, it should generally not be a major source of concern.

4. an optometrist is a guy who works in a spectacle shop and checks your eyesight. an ophthalmologist is an eyeball doctor.

so i assume a senior optometrist is a very experienced staff in a spectacle shop.

along the same line, a senior consultant ophthalmologist would be a senior specialist (experienced).

an optometrist is not a doctor (ie, no medical school, cannot open clinic, don't know what the small end of a stethoscope does).

to check optometrists' qualifications/board in singapore, you should google for it.

5. LASIK does not guarantee 20/20, unimpaired vision after the FIRST procedure. no dice!

if you had paid more attention and/or questioned your doctor before getting your eyeball sliced and gutted, you would have found that out.

you should also note (and this is me reflecting here) that no eyeglass-wearing ophthalmologist i known has ever undergone LASIK. (although many have contemplated it)

if most eye specialists don't undergo it, why should you? (again, this is me reflecting here)

corrective procedures (and other "side effects") are common, and you should ask for a discount (if it isn't already discounted), plus free follow-up consults from a senior specialist.

good luck with your peepers! caveat emptor!!

taxico, m.d.

p/s: you should pay $20 and see a GP instead of asking your questions on a forum.
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Postby Silluf » Mon, 15 Feb 2010 3:11 pm

I saw that Singlasik is organising a free talk to explain lasik. Check for more details at: http://singaporebeautyguide.com/event-l ... the-facts/


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