Who did laser vision correction? What are the pros and cons are? Is vision permanently restored? In which clinic is it better to carry out the correction?

Who did laser vision correction? What are the pros and cons are? Is vision permanently restored? In which clinic is it better to carry out the correction?

Dr. Soroudi performing ALL-laser (100% blade-free) LASIK vision correction surgery

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Answer 1
May, 2021

My sister was doing the correction. Moreover, with notches, although she is young at all and has not yet given birth, she went for it deliberately, because at her age -6 is too much, and then there is such an opportunity to improve the quality of life. The operation was very fast and almost imperceptible, the result is one hundred percent. It may worsen slightly over time, but not to its original state. The entire list of clinics for this profile can be viewed here SPAM, in which she underwent surgery - no idea. My eyesight is also gradually decreasing, so, if necessary, in the future I will decide on it.

Answer 2
May, 2021

I did laser vision correction at the Vision Restoration Center (doctor - Aram Ashotovich Karamyan) in the summer of 2010, at the age of 21.

Not to say that I had very bad eyesight (about -2) , but since I really love sports (alpine skiing, football, tennis, volleyball and much more), the need to wear glasses or contact lenses caused certain inconveniences. In addition, my eyes did not react very well to the lenses.

At the clinic, they discussed possible side effects with me and gave a corresponding printout, but I understood that the risk of complications was small, so I decided to have an operation without hesitation. Before the operation, I underwent strengthening of the retina, then they did the operation itself, which takes literally 15-20 minutes. After the operation, there were some restrictions for a week or two (not sitting at the computer a lot, not playing sports, not lifting weights), then it was possible to return to normal life without any restrictions.

More than 6 have passed since then. years. Vision is kept at the level of 90-100% for the left eye, 100-110% for the right. I did not have the dry eyes noted by other respondents; There are three side effects: 1) in the evening / at night there are small halos around bright light sources (however, this does not cause significant inconvenience, I calmly play football and drive in the evenings); 2) with fatigue, the sharpness of vision in the left eye drops somewhat (again, not so much that it causes great inconvenience); 3) photosensitivity increased (but it was also before the operation, I just wore chameleon glasses that darkened in the sun, so I didn't notice it so much). However, now it is difficult for me to say whether these effects are a consequence of the operation, or whether they also manifested themselves before, but I simply did not pay attention to them.

Moreover, after the operation I went to study at NES, then I entered PhD, there were no problems with studying because of the eyes (although there was a long sitting at textbooks, and working on a computer, and lack of sleep at night). Everything is fine with sports: finally I can do what I want without worrying about wearing glasses or lenses.

In conclusion, I will say that, in my opinion, the decision about whether to have surgery, - your personal choice, which strongly depends on the specific situation. I do not want to impose on you laser vision correction or a specific clinic, but at the same time I am personally very pleased and consider the decision to make laser vision correction one of the best in my life. Following me, my wife underwent eye surgery in 2012 (her eyesight was worse, -5), and she is also very happy: her vision is kept at 100%; she has since given birth to a baby and there were no vision problems during pregnancy or after childbirth.

Answer 3
May, 2021

I want to do laser vision surgery, but I was naughty that after 20 years you can just stop seeing. When asked why the doctors did not talk about this, the answer was given that it would not be beneficial to anyone then. How true is this?

Answer 4
May, 2021

I also got notches, about four years ago. Vision has changed from approx. -7 in both eyes to one hundred percent and so far it seems to be holding on. Among the possible side effects are dry eyes, for some it is more pronounced and you need to constantly bury it (I have only a little). There are others, but if you regularly check with a doctor, you can at least catch them, but in general the probability of them is quite low (before the operation I was given a list of possible complications and the probability of their occurrence (1 in 10,000 and so on).

The operation itself is a little unpleasant, but it lasts about 10 minutes for both eyes, you can tolerate it.

In general, it was the best decision in my life - before I could not go outside without glasses / lenses and even at home it was difficult. Now I have already forgotten how it is (I only remember what that time every day I tried to put on, and then in the evening to take off the lenses and remembered that it was NOT NECESSARY anymore. It was happiness).

Answer 5
May, 2021

My husband had an operation in New York. There were no restrictions on the period afterwards, like the neighboring responder. Since childhood, he had poor eyesight, something like -8. After lunch, they had an operation, sat in a dark room for an hour, then with their eyes closed they took me home, went to bed right away. In the morning I woke up with one hundred percent vision and went to work. Six years have passed, still one hundred percent. Lasex is usually recommended when there is no visual regression. If it is stable, does not worsen over a long period of time, then you can think about surgery.

Answer 6
May, 2021

In 2008, I underwent laser correction using the Lasik method at the I. Fedorov in Cheboksary. Myopia was high, -8.5. Result: 1 in each eye. I was done so accurately and efficiently that not every ophthalmologist noticed during the examination. To date, due to the intense load, a small but persistent spasm of accommodation has developed, up to 0.8. At first I was worn with my eyes like a crystal vase, I was afraid to rub it again, now I got used to it.

I don’t presume to recommend it unambiguously or not, but consider the following. Laser correction is a so-called cosmetic operation. In fact, this means that your myopia with all its dangers remains with you, just your lenses are forever burning on the cornea, the eye can continue to change, the retina can degenerate, etc. So the laser is not a panacea, but just an alternative to glasses and lenses. Personally, it was important for me to get rid of glasses and I did not regret my choice.

Pros (subjective): 1) you no longer depend on glasses and lenses, 2) after many years of myopia, seeing the smallest details at any distance is crazy happiness.

Cons (subjectively ): 1) 100% result is not guaranteed, reading questions and reviews of Lasik "colleagues" on the forums, I conclude that I was unrealistically lucky, some people also have regression; 2) the main scourge of all myopic people is a weak ciliary muscle, which, with any load, begins to be capricious, overexert, therefore, in order to save the result, you will have to reduce the amount of reading. So it is definitely better for students to refrain from surgery during their studies; 3) I do not know how excellent vision is, but "dry eye" is now forever with you, the tear film does not linger on the eye for a long time; 4) it seems that this is a feature of operations only of the "patchwork" type: from time to time the vision becomes slightly blurred, then clears up again.

In short. If you want, you can ask something in the comments :)

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