adrian wrote:Mt first question is - will I be able to jump with the parachute after LASIK?
Yes. You would have the same eye safety requirements with or without Lasik. The US military has approved Lasik for pilots who may need to eject and/or parachute.
adrian wrote:I still don't understand if the cut in the cornea will ever cure.
The Lasik flap does heal, but not like a cut on your arm. It is always different, but is secure. Read about Lasik flap healing
adrian wrote:I am concerned of the fact that during a parachute jump the flap cut in the cornea may go loose or something like that.. or it may go away..
Your flap will not be flapping in the wind. Talk to some of your jumping friends and you undoubtedly find many who have had Lasik.
adrian wrote:Second question - will I be able to stay under water with my eyes opened and have no risk of infection or again of losing the flap that was cut in the cornea?
The flap seals very tightly around the outer edges, like a Tupperware bowl lid. The possibility of infection always exists, however the probability of infection from swimming after Lasik
is virtually the same with or without successful Lasik.
adrian wrote:Third question - I'm not sure what I read somewhere, but I hope to find an answer here - is there any problem with measuring the intraocular pressure because of LASIK?
Accurate intraocular pressure (IOP) can be taken after Lasik, however be sure you tell your eye doctor that you have had Lasik.
adrian wrote:That's it for now. I am 25, I've had myopia since I was 15 years old and my diopters are -2.5, -2.5 with a slight astigmatism. I think my myopia is stable now.
These are all indications that you may be an appropriate candidate for Lasik.
adrian wrote:The doctor which I chose has over 10000 procedures done, he is the best in the country and he uses a Zeiss Mel 80 laser. You think the laser is good enough?
Forget the brand of the laser and focus on the quality of the surgeon. No amount of technology can compensate for an inferior surgeon.
adrian wrote:I am very scared that I could develop side effects.
Perhaps you should put things into perspective. You intend to jump out of an airplane with a parachute. I'm sure you already know of individual stories of jumping disasters. Lasik has had thousands of medical studies, has been approved in every nation in the world, and has around 14 million people who have done it. I believe that by any evaluation, between Lasik and parachute jumping, Lasik is much safer.