Laser: good candidate or not?

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by laserornot, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. laserornot

    laserornot Guest

    Hi everybody

    A friend of mine has been visited by an ophtalmologist who recommended
    the laser for him. We are unsure if it was Lasik or Lasek.
    He is sph -2.75 cyl -0.50 both eyes

    This puzzled me, because my friend:
    1) has pupils which dilate a lot: I was able to read 8mm diameter when
    we were in high darkness (but there was enough light for me to see the
    millimeters scale)
    2) has dry eyes, confirmed by the doctor. He cannot wear Acuvue Advance
    contact lenses but imho that's because he is probably allergic to the
    solutions, however the "dry eyes" thing was confirmed by the doctor.

    When I read about the lasers, 5 years ago or so, I think that each of
    these 2 things alone would make him a "not good" candidate for laser
    operation. I don't know if I either remember incorrectly, I am mistaken
    or maybe the lasers improved a lot lately.

    What do you think?
    Are such pupils size and dry eyes parameters for exclusion or not?

    Thanks for your opinion
    laserornot, Mar 23, 2008
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  2. laserornot

    Zetsu Guest

    Well, there is another newsgroup somewhere that is dedicated
    specifically to discussion of LASIK (how disgusting), you would get
    better answers there.

    In my opinion (and Bates) NO ONE should have to be a candidate for
    Laser Surgery. Glasses are bad, contacts are worse, and laser is at
    the very top of the rotten things.
    Zetsu, Mar 23, 2008
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  3. laserornot

    laserornot Guest

    Oops, sorry for having posted to the wrong newsgroup.
    I reposted there
    Thanks for your help
    laserornot, Mar 24, 2008
  4. laserornot

    Zetsu Guest

    No prob.
    Zetsu, Mar 24, 2008
  5. laserornot

    Jason Sperry Guest

    No way, there are way too many risks, even on top of the fact a
    "successful operation" means causing permanent damage to the front of
    your eye (sclera).

    I'd probably rather get attacked the giant Japanese hornet, which
    means my eyes would melt...

    My advice? Don't do it!
    Jason Sperry, Mar 24, 2008
  6. laserornot

    Zetsu Guest

    Yes, Dr. Zetsu to the rescue!
    Zetsu, Mar 26, 2008
  7. laserornot

    Zetsu Guest

    You know, you seem to have a deep grudge against 'fiction'.

    Your grudge might be a little unwarranted. Fiction is the cure of many
    ailments! Whenever I have flu or influenza, I read a storybook and it
    makes me get better! (Along with imagining a black dot)
    Zetsu, Mar 26, 2008
  8. laserornot

    Zetsu Guest

    But why? This group isn't just science. It's also medicine.
    Why should I restrict my posts to a fiction newsgroup when I know from
    direct experience that the rest method WILL CURE YOUR VISION PROBLEMS?
    You mean to tell me that I should keep my mouth shut when I know
    something that could potentially cure all your patients? Isn't that

    Why should they have to wait for trials to be done first?
    Zetsu, Mar 26, 2008
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