Experiencing Post-Operation Issues?

February 24, 2015

Wondering how to choose a LASIK Surgeon? Finding the right LASIK surgeon is a crucial decision – after all, laser vision correction can have a huge impact on the rest of your life! So what’s important to remember while you’re still on the search? We recommend starting with a list of questions.

For example, ask them what kind of laser they use, what financing options they offer, and how long they’ve been performing LASIK procedures. The main objective is to determine their level of expertise, experience, and safety although cost is always a concern. While going with the least expensive surgeon in town is certainly not a great rule of thumb, choosing the most expensive one does not mean that you’ll receive superior services either.

There are multiple other aspects to consider as well – look into their licensing and board certification along with verifying whether they are credentialed by the American Board of Ophthlamology or American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Determining how to choose a LASIK surgeon can and should be a deeper process than that of course. You’ll probably want to visit the office for an initial examination — most practices (like Yaldo Eye center) offer this for free. It always helps to be able to interact with the staff firsthand, asking further questions such as if they charge extra if an enhancement is required.

Finally, ask around – request a referral from your friends or family, doctors, and read online reviews (if available). This allows you to get a “second opinion” of sorts from other sources so you can effectively choose between your existing options.

Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions regarding LASIK surgery at (800) 398-3937.


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February 24, 2015

At Yaldo Eye Center, we pride ourselves in having the
capability to offer our patients a complete selection of vision
correction procedures that can be customized to their unique needs
and provide the best possible outcomes. That’s why we’re excited to
offer the Visian ® ICL™ (implantable Collamer® lens) at our center,
an advanced vision correction option for our potential patients that
is growing in popularity. To date more than 450,000 Visian ICLs have
been implanted in patients worldwide. The Visian ICL is a thin, soft
lens made of Collamer implanted in the eye to permanently correct
moderate to severe nearsightedness.

The Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) is made of an advanced
soft-material lens, composed of 100% biocompatible collagen
copolymer, that provides not only UV protection and permanent vision
correction, but also a quality of vision that is sharper, clearer,
and more vivid than that what one can achieve with glasses or contacts. Additionally, unlike LASIK, the Visian ICL procedure does
not permanently alter the shape of your cornea. There is no maintenance associated with the lens, and it is intended to remain in place as long as you are satisfied with your vision. If at any point your vision changes or you wish to have them removed, it can
be done easily and because your cornea is in its natural state, you are able to pursue other vision correction options.

What are the advantages of the Visian ICL?

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February 11, 2015

What are the potential risks and side effects that come with the ICL procedure?

Most common risks/side effects of the ICL procedure include accuracy issues (slight nearsightedness or farsightedness following the procedure), night glare and halos, and dry eyes. Even so, these risks are small.

More rare risks include glaucoma, inflammation inside the eye, cataract, retinal detachment, and infection inside the eye.


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February 11, 2015

It has been 7 months since my operation, I still have dry eyes and blurry vision. Is this an issue to address with my Doctor? Or will it heal over time?

Understand that if your eyes were dry before surgery, they will always be dry. I’m assuming they are now drier than they were. Although it can take a year or more for dryness to resolve following surgery (you don’t say whether you had LASIK or PRK), at 7 months typically it has resolved for most patients. PRK has a lower risk of permanent dryness than does LASIK. I would recommend discussing this with your doctor. In the interim, while you are waiting (and hoping) for it to improve, there are several things you can do to help the dryness. Artificial tears, nighttime lubricating ointments, Restasis prescription eyedrops, and punctum plugs are all very helpful at treating post-surgical dryness.
As far as the blurry vision, it may be from the dryness, or it may be unrelated. A consultation with your surgeon can easily determine the cause and how to address it.


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