Eyes Lasered

Hampton

Member
Location
Shropshire
A friend of mine had it done about five years ago.
Thinking about giving it ago myself. Apparently it's quite straight forward, just make sure you abide by the rules afterwards (up to 72 hours after having it done)
 

Steevo

Member
Location
Gloucestershire
A friend of mine had it done about five years ago.
Thinking about giving it ago myself. Apparently it's quite straight forward, just make sure you abide by the rules afterwards (up to 72 hours after having it done)
Think I heard similar - keep the drops in else it stings like mad.
 

Clive

Staff Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lichfield
Anyone done it? Go ok?

don't !

Go see this chap https://www.ed-lyons.com/about-ed-lyons/

The best there is, he advised me not to go the laser route and wont go that route himself

I know there are a lot of people very happy with it but I know 2 people that nearly lost their sight after laser surgery ( a good friend and my also father in law who the laser company just dumped in a casualty department ! )
 
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don't !

Go see this chap https://www.ed-lyons.com/about-ed-lyons/

The best there is, he advised me not to go the laser route and wont go that route himself

I know there are a lot of people very happy with it but I know 2 people that nearly lost their sight after laser surgery ( a good friend and my also father in law who the laser company juts dumped in a casualty department ! )
This.

If someone screws up with a laser on your eyes you are screwed. Contacts and glasses can be remade if the prescription is wrong. Your eyes can't.

Do you also know it's not permanent and your age depending you will likely need it doing again in 10-15 years time.
 

milkloss

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
East Sussex
I have bilateral eye injections every six weeks and I believe the risk of losing sight is at least 1 in a thousand......... no issues yet touch wood!!

Anyhow had laser 12 years ago I think and back then the issue was cutting the flap for the type of laser I had. The old method was a clockwork cutter on the surface of the eye and then they ripped open the flap. Method I had was a laser that coloured in the surface of the eye that released the flap much easier so less risk. Some say the flap never really heals properly but none of my ophthalmic surgeons have ever passed a negative comment even when specifically asked. They do see plenty of rust rings though from metal chips :blackeye:
 

teslacoils

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
I looked into it a lot when it was in its early years. But a friend with much worse sight recently had hers done and it was 50 seconds an eye.

My prescription has been the same for 15 years. I am 39. And I am reading up on it a lot given how terrified I am of doctors, dentists etc.
 

teslacoils

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
Royal College Of Opthalmists put the odds of loosing sight plenty lower than one percent. But it still sounds too scary given I can't have an injection without collapsing.
 

Weare Cham

Member
Location
N. Devon
I looked into it a lot when it was in its early years. But a friend with much worse sight recently had hers done and it was 50 seconds an eye.

My prescription has been the same for 15 years. I am 39. And I am reading up on it a lot given how terrified I am of doctors, dentists etc.
Yes very quick procedure.
Hurts like crazy once the anaesthetic wears off but only for a day.
Age is against you. Age related eye deterioration kicks in sometime after 40.
 

Clive

Staff Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lichfield
I would be fairly sure that one in 100 operations don’t go badly. If they did, then the medical malpractice board would shut it all down.
Well I know maybe a dozen that have done it but as I say 2 that it did not go well for
 

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