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onetimeuser
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on 01/05/2013

Anybody had it?

Paul
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on 01/05/2013

I know of a friend who has... Her eyes went bright red and she ended up scaring a lot of children on the way home.

Jerrico_Usher
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on 01/05/2013

I've known a few people who had it and it worked very well but it's not permanent... their eyes reverted after about 5 years. heres the proceedure in real time :)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqGK37DTxZY


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onetimeuser
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Jerrico_Usher: 01/05/2013 - 12:28 PM

I've known a few people who had it and it worked very well but it's not permanent... their eyes reverted after about 5 years. heres the proceedure in real time :)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqGK37DTxZY

That's a little different to the procedure that I'd be getting if I do decide to get it, as I'd get intralase lasik which does that initially incision/cuts the flap with a laser rather than a handheld blade. That reduces the chances of an f' up but costs a bit more money.

I've got to save hard if I want it, still deciding whether to do it to be honest! 

 

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Paul: 01/05/2013 - 12:09 PM

I know of a friend who has... Her eyes went bright red and she ended up scaring a lot of children on the way home.

If I get it I'll be flying to Turkey to the worlds biggest eye hospital and I'll be staying in a hospital bed for three days rather than popping in and out of a clinic..... and despite the three day stay it will cost me no more than £1000 ($1500). Would cost me £3000 ($4500) in the UK!! 

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Jerrico_Usher: 01/05/2013 - 12:28 PM

I've known a few people who had it and it worked very well but it's not permanent... their eyes reverted after about 5 years. heres the proceedure in real time :)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqGK37DTxZY

How old are those people Jerrico? The human eye naturally begins to deteriorate in your late-thirties or early-forties.

If I get it done now and the operation is a success, I should in theory reap the rewards for a decade or more before I hit my late-thirties / early-forties, at which point I'd then start to see a deterioration.

But to be honest, five years of perfect vision would feel like a dream after 15 years of wearing glasses full-time..... the risks are what concern me. They say that only 5% of procedures have complications, but 1 in 20 isn't great odds when you consider that your eyes are right up there with your most important organs! 

 

BrendaReeves
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on 01/05/2013

I was going to have it done, but I was told that I would still need to wear reading glasses. I'm always reading, so I decided what's the point?


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HollieT
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on 01/05/2013

I'm interested to know this too. I've been thinking about lazer eye surgery- I can't even watch the tv without my specs now. 

Jerrico_Usher
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on 01/05/2013

They were about 35-40 years of age and I think it was 10 years he said not 5 so that makes sense. I too want to get this but my eyes aren't yet horrible (I don't wear glasses but have a pair, been pondering contacts but at the clinic It took them two people and my permission to manhandle me to get just one in LOL!

With eye surgery I'd not "bargain shop" that's for sure- if it costs 3,000.00 to do it right I'd spend 3,000.00 but money isn't the real factor I'd be looking up- it's the experience, patient feedback, etc... I suspect the 1 in 20 that mess up are done at a reduced rate thus less safety protocols being used or doctors hurrying through it instead of feeling they made their wage and then some... 


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Jerrico_Usher: 01/05/2013 - 02:27 PM

They were about 35-40 years of age and I think it was 10 years he said not 5 so that makes sense. I too want to get this but my eyes aren't yet horrible (I don't wear glasses but have a pair, been pondering contacts but at the clinic It took them two people and my permission to manhandle me to get just one in LOL!

With eye surgery I'd not "bargain shop" that's for sure- if it costs 3,000.00 to do it right I'd spend 3,000.00 but money isn't the real factor I'd be looking up- it's the experience, patient feedback, etc... I suspect the 1 in 20 that mess up are done at a reduced rate thus less safety protocols being used or doctors hurrying through it instead of feeling they made their wage and then some... 

£1000 is the price in Turkey for what you get for £3000 in the UK..... medical tourism is pretty common for Brits. That said, it is for Americans too.... who often go to Mexico. 

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I'll do it for $29.95.  Cool


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Jerrico_Usher
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on 01/05/2013

Does that include backing up his eyeballs just incase you mess up?

chefkeem: 01/05/2013 - 03:58 PM

I'll do it for $29.95.  Cool

 


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chefkeem
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That'll be an extra $2.95. Per eyeball. Blue eyes cost more.


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thehigherstandard
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on 01/05/2013

I had LASIK in 1997, one of the first years it was offered.  I paid $6,000 for it (although it is only $600 now).   With that said, my vision was "legally blind" before, and now I see 20-15 uncorrected.  I see 20-10 in my left eye.  Overall, pretty darn good, for me.  However, almost anything would have been better than it was before.  My wife had it the same week.  She's had to do it twice, and even needs glasses to drive at night.  i guess I was lucky.

 

onetimeuser
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chefkeem: 01/05/2013 - 05:12 PM

That'll be an extra $2.95. Per eyeball. Blue eyes cost more.

Damn, I've got blue eyes!

onetimeuser
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thehigherstandard: 01/05/2013 - 05:54 PM

I had LASIK in 1997, one of the first years it was offered.  I paid $6,000 for it (although it is only $600 now).   With that said, my vision was "legally blind" before, and now I see 20-15 uncorrected.  I see 20-10 in my left eye.  Overall, pretty darn good.

Wow, sounds like a tremendous result for you then.... and that was 15 years ago now.

Would it be rude if I asked how old you were when the procedure was carried out? Answering that is of course optional! 

thehigherstandard
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on 01/05/2013

I'm 39 now.  My math sucks so I'll let you figure out how old I was then :)

onetimeuser
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thehigherstandard: 01/05/2013 - 06:15 PM

I'm 39 now.  My math sucks so I'll let you figure out how old I was then :)

About 24 give or take a year :) 

Cool beans, nice to know. I'm 28 now. 

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on 01/05/2013

My brother had it done.  Now, he doesn't have to wear contacts or eyeglasses.  Its been years (he's 53).

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