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Anyone had this done?
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1.       libralady
5152 posts
 19 Feb 2008 Tue 05:32 pm

Yesterday I went to an eye clinic to have laser treatment to correct my astigmtism and longsightedness. And things did not quite go according to plan.

The surgeon corrected one eye - ok wierd sensation, and it only took a matter of seconds, 17 to be precise. But then came the turn of second eye and it would not play ball.

It had reacted to the other one being meddled with and swelled so that the procedure could not be carried out.

Now I have to go back in just over a week to have the other one done.

Therefore, please forgive my spelling mistakes as my sight is a little wobbly at the moment.

2.       teaschip
3870 posts
 19 Feb 2008 Tue 05:36 pm

Have never had this done, but always thought of laser surgery to correct my vision. But hearing stories like yours scare me. What if I come out blind... What if I get the D doctor instead of the A doctor, that would be my like luck.

I hope everything goes well with you..or your new username maybe patchlady.

3.       libralady
5152 posts
 19 Feb 2008 Tue 05:50 pm

Quoting teaschip1:

Have never had this done, but always thought of laser surgery to correct my vision. But hearing stories like yours scare me. What if I come out blind... What if I get the D doctor instead of the A doctor, that would be my like luck.

I hope everything goes well with you..or your new username maybe patchlady.



You get the Surgeon you pay for - all the way through! And I have no patch! I just have odd eyes for now - one has no astigmatism or longsightedness and the other does!

4.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 19 Feb 2008 Tue 06:00 pm

I too have thought about doing this but have had the unfortunate luck of knowing a few people that had problems with the procedure, although I have never heard of your situation....seems like the eye that needs to still be fixed has seen too much!!

5.       lady in red
6947 posts
 19 Feb 2008 Tue 06:07 pm

I had it done about 13 years ago. It was much more expensive then and I took out a bank loan to get it done! They only did one eye at a time back then - you were supposed to wait 3-6 months between each op. By the time I was due to have the second eye done, we had had to use the money for an emergency so I waited a year with perfect vision in one eye and a contact lens in the other til I could afford to get the second eye done! I have never regretted having it done and had no post-op problems with either eye. I am getting more long sighted as I get older which is obviously starting to affect my vision but still no need for specs or lenses yet!

6.       azade
1606 posts
 19 Feb 2008 Tue 06:27 pm

There's supposed to be a really good clinic in Istanbul, anyone know more about it?

7.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 19 Feb 2008 Tue 06:43 pm

Quoting azade:

There's supposed to be a really good clinic in Istanbul, anyone know more about it?




I wonder if it is cheaper to have it done there or in the states? It is still about 1600 USD per eye here!!

8.       azade
1606 posts
 19 Feb 2008 Tue 06:54 pm

I was told (don't hang me up on it) that it's about 1000$ per eye, which is at least half price compared to my native country, and it's also supposed to be one of the best clinics around.

9.       lovebug
280 posts
 19 Feb 2008 Tue 07:12 pm

I also have always wanted to get this procedure done. But, like many of you, have worried about side effects. I also heard that headaches could be one of the side effects which is very scary to me, since I occasionally get migraines which make me just want someone to put me out of my misery when I have them!!

Maybe I will get the courage to go through with it. Glasses and contacts can be such a nuisance.

10.       AEnigma III
0 posts
 19 Feb 2008 Tue 07:20 pm

Ouh thanks for this topic LL I am interested to know how soon you see the effects. I have not had to wear glasses (yet ) but notice I am becoming a bit long sighted - does it work for that? Does it hurt? Keep us posted!!

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