Goin Under The Laser! 24 replies

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#1 6 years ago

For those old timers here you've may have seen me talk about my eyesight before but for those newbies, he's a refreasher.

It sucks. I can't see shit.

So I've worn glasses since I was 6 years old and for the past 19 years I've been fumbling around with dropping them, losing them, cleaning them, scratching them up and all that other fun stuff that people who require glasses at all times need.

No more.

Later today I get PRK Eye Surgery done. Begone glasses!


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#2 6 years ago

Yay, good-luck!

I'm sure it will go fine :)

Heh. I hear rumours that athletes in the US get lasek to give themselves really good eyesight....




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#3 6 years ago

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.;5624652For those old timers here you've may have seen me talk about my eyesight before but for those newbies, he's a refreasher.[/quote]I'd think of myself as an old timer, though can't say I ever recall you mentioning your eyes. :uhm:

[QUOTE=S.T.A.L.K.E.R.;5624652]So I've worn glasses since I was 6 years old and for the past 19 years I've been fumbling around with dropping them, losing them, cleaning them, scratching them up and all that other fun stuff that people who require glasses at all times need.

No more.

Later today I get PRK Eye Surgery done. Begone glasses!

You need not worry. The procedure is quite a simple one, and you're done within an hour. It's a walk in - treatment - walk out procedure. The most... annoying (if the right word) part of this whole treatment is the eye drops you have to use (I think three or four times a day, for a week or two) after the procedure. It's not that they're irritating or anything, only that you need to remember to keep putting them in.

I had laser surgery (can't remember if it was LASIK or LASEK) back... two / three years ago now? Was one of the best things (financially) that I've ever spent my money on. Before, I had to wear glasses all the time, which sucked at the gym, swimming, heck, even cycling to a point. Unfortunately my procedure cost me the better part of £3000, but I think it was money well spent, as it's a life-time fee.

Your eyes will be very sensitive to light for the first couple of hours following the procedure mind, and your pupils will be extremely large, though I'm sure you've been told all of this already. Sun Glasses are recommended, bright screens (FileTrekker chose the wrong time to implement the new forum skin) are not.




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#4 6 years ago

I've had laser to the back of my eye...many times. Hurts while it's happening but ok afterwards. I'm pretty sure this is different.




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#5 6 years ago

I wear glasses, and my eye sight has been slowly getting worse.

I was always curious about getting surgery, but was always a little freaked out. I honestly don't know much about it at all. Is it safe? Any bad side effects that could happen? Work well?




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#6 6 years ago

LustyxChan;5624730Is it safe? [/QUOTE]

Most of the time.

LustyxChan;5624730Any bad side effects that could happen?

You can lose the ability of that eye to properly lubricate itself. Which may be untreatable. Leading potentially to degradation of vision in that eye and chronic pain.

You can end up with more floaters than normal - (imperfections in the fluid filling of the eye that show up as semi-transparent strands when you look at bright surfaces.)

The part of the eye they move around for the laser to frag away under can get infected.

They can get the correction calculations wrong.

You can end up with weird vision at night because your pupil dilates larger than the area of the eye they're corrected.

There's bound to be some other stuff I'm forgetting. The lists for things like this tend to be huge collections of low probability events.

[QUOTE=LustyxChan;5624730] Work well?

Depends. Most people seem to report themselves satisfied with it.




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#7 6 years ago

I've been mulling this over for some time, trying to see if the potential side effects or issues would out weigh the possible benefits. I've talked to various people who've had it done and they've all said it's the best money they've ever spent.

Sure, there is a chance it'll go Dead Space on me but it's a very low chance.


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#8 6 years ago
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.;5624741Sure, there is a chance it'll go Dead Space on me but it's a very low chance.

Optimism my friend. :)




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#9 6 years ago

I've thought about getting PRK eye surgery in the past to correct my vision, but I've been too broke to afford the procedure. It's definitely something I am considering to have done sometime in the next few years.

Best of luck with the eye surgery.




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#10 6 years ago

This explains why you're such a terrible shot in FPS, eh! ;)