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Laser eye surgery Feb. 1st, 2006 12:50 pm
My boss is considering this procedure - anyone got any experiences?

From: valkyriekaren
Date: February 1st, 2006 - 12:52 pm (Link)
I think robinbloke had it done recently.
From: arkady
Date: February 1st, 2006 - 12:54 pm (Link)
morbidfrog had LASIK laser eye surgery recently; you might want to have a chat with her.
From: zotz
Date: February 1st, 2006 - 01:04 pm (Link)
About a year ago the OCnsumers' Association said that clinics weren't giving people enough (or, necessarily, correct) information about procedures and outcomes. There's a press release here. As it points out, NICE isn't happy with the safety evidence at the moment.
From: barbedwirekiss
Date: February 1st, 2006 - 01:12 pm (Link)
Thunder's (ravenstoker) dearest Cecile (morbidfrog) had it done about a month ago. She made an LJ posting about it (http://morbidfrog.livejournal.com/131724.html).

Hope that helps some.
From: sashajwolf
Date: February 1st, 2006 - 05:45 pm (Link)
I got into a conversation about it with a random (but apparently sane) woman on the Tube who had had it done and said that she found it hideously painful. This seems to be unusual, and I assume something went wrong, but personally I wouldn't take the risk - glasses are such a minor inconvenience.
From: themadcatlady
Date: February 1st, 2006 - 01:49 pm (Link)
A friend of mine had it done on both eyes for short sightedness. He´s got 20/20 vision now. :)

It depends what kind of thing you´re suffering from though. I wanted to have it done on my left eye because I have a partly scarred cornea from a car accident when I was 5, but they told me that it would not work for this kind of thing.
From: swiftangel
Date: February 1st, 2006 - 08:06 pm (Link)
My flatmate in New York had it done. It damaged his night vision and made his eyes far more sensitive to smoke and other irritants. From what I understand, the increased sensitivity and decreased night visions are very common side effects.

When last I checked, I wasn't even a candidate for the procedure because of the severity astigmatism in both eyes.
From: ravensthorpe
Date: February 2nd, 2006 - 04:34 am (Link)
Might want to check whether it's an acceptible procedure for certain activities. If you only watch TV in your spare time OK but I'm not sure about, say, getting a pilot's licence. I do know you can't become a train driver if you've had it done which suggests there are issues.