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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!!

11.       Deli_kizin
6376 posts
 19 Feb 2008 Tue 07:43 pm

I heard about Istanbul too, but I dont know the name either Anyway seems its famous all around the world..

I have glasses and contacts, but not that bad (around -2,5) so I dont consider getting it done as Im, indeed, scared to come out even worse


Geçmiş olsun Libralady!

12.       alameda
3499 posts
 19 Feb 2008 Tue 08:19 pm

You may want to check out if it is possible to get cataract surgery done after laser work. I've heard it can not be done. Cartaracts grow slowly and are just about undetectable in early stages.

"Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world."

Cataract

13.       alameda
3499 posts
 19 Feb 2008 Tue 08:28 pm

I found this:

Your Questions on Lasik Eye Surgery

Maybe it will be of some help.

14.       lady in red
6947 posts
 19 Feb 2008 Tue 08:39 pm

Quoting AEnigma III:

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!!



Everyone gets more long-sighted as they get older and I think with the early laser surgery they weren't able to help people with this type of longsightedness (presbyopia as opposed to hypermetropia) but I think advances have been made that might make it possible now. And, no it doesn't hurt except for a day or so after and - again - mine was done 13 years ago so there is probably only minimal/no after pain these days.

15.       AEnigma III
0 posts
 19 Feb 2008 Tue 08:44 pm

Quoting lady in red:

Everyone gets more long-sighted as they get older



Watch your words you bed girl

16.       lady in red
6947 posts
 19 Feb 2008 Tue 09:47 pm

Quoting AEnigma III:

Quoting lady in red:

Everyone gets more long-sighted as they get older



Watch your words you bed girl



Speaking from experience...speaking from experience! And apparently spots appear before your eyes as well!

17.       libralady
5152 posts
 20 Feb 2008 Wed 02:40 pm

Quoting AEnigma III:

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!!



Effects are noticed more or less straigh away, all baring the blurring from drops etc and eye not liking bing poked about with.

Did not hurt, just a sensation of pressure and temporary blindness (the worst bit, when it all goes black:-S )whilst the treatment was taking place.

And I was under the impression that it was short sightedness that is age related, as I was always longsighted with an astimatism.

Just a bit awkward that I have one good eye and one not so good eye at the moment, which is making reading and using the PC a bit awkward.


Just one word of warning, take no notice of these adverts, From £395........... then there is the surgeon, the theatre fee, etc etc

I went to the dogs bollocks of eyes hospitals, Moorfields! I did not want to take risks! If I had gone to a advertised clinic then I might be in a different position as I am sure they would have carried on with my second eye, when this surgeon stopped.

18.       lady in red
6947 posts
 21 Feb 2008 Thu 06:36 pm

Quote:

Quote:

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And I was under the impression that it was short sightedness that is age related, as I was always longsighted with an astimatism.



Different type of longsightedness - presbyopia is related to getting older - and apparently they can even treat that now - lead me to that eye clinic while I can still see


Just one word of warning, take no notice of these adverts, From £395........... then there is the surgeon, the theatre fee, etc etc. I went to the dogs bollocks of eyes hospitals, Moorfields! I did not want to take risks! If I had gone to a advertised clinic then I might be in a different position as I am sure they would have carried on with my second eye, when this surgeon stopped.



I had my first eye done at a BUPA hospital and it cost £1000. A year later the second operation cost me £495 at theh Optimax Eye Clinic in London - no problems at all with either - although I clearly have a problem with the multiple quotes thing ! lol

19.       libralady
5152 posts
 29 Feb 2008 Fri 02:49 pm

Update on my procedure!

This morning I went to the clinic to have my other eye lasered and low and behold, once again the procedure did not or would not work. I have come away from there feeling very fed up and a little sad.

Although I am very happy with the results of the eye that has been successful, I wish I had not had it done, because of all the messing about.

I now have to go back again, and have a different treatment, which means I will need time off work while the sight restores as the eye heals.

They have never known this to happen before and they said I am unique (well I could have told them that! )

20.       maisie
31 posts
 29 Feb 2008 Fri 05:09 pm

Best wishes LL - hope it works out for you in the end

21.       peacetrain
1905 posts
 29 Feb 2008 Fri 06:05 pm

I've only just read this thread today. Sorry to hear of your troubles with the eye op Libra. Hope everything is settled soon.

22.       libralady
5152 posts
 01 Apr 2008 Tue 11:30 am

At last! I have had my other eye lasered - yesterday evening! It had to be done with a different procedure and today it is a bit sore. I am supposed to rest my eye, with it closed! Uhmmm some chance! So I have a few days off work now whilst it heals. lol

23.       teaschip
3870 posts
 03 Apr 2008 Thu 10:09 pm

Quoting libralady:

At last! I have had my other eye lasered - yesterday evening! It had to be done with a different procedure and today it is a bit sore. I am supposed to rest my eye, with it closed! Uhmmm some chance! So I have a few days off work now whilst it heals. lol



I'm glad to hear everything went well.

24.       libralady
5152 posts
 03 Apr 2008 Thu 11:09 pm

Quoting teaschip1:

Quoting libralady:

At last! I have had my other eye lasered - yesterday evening! It had to be done with a different procedure and today it is a bit sore. I am supposed to rest my eye, with it closed! Uhmmm some chance! So I have a few days off work now whilst it heals. lol



I'm glad to hear everything went well.



thanks!

25.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 04 Apr 2008 Fri 12:05 pm

Great news LL - I hope the soreness will finish soon!

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