the day of lasik surgery

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the day of lasik surgery

Postby iskolcio » Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:46 am

hello,

I've went to two consultations with good surgeons in the area. One question that I feel is important is "will you run tests on my eyes the day of the surgery, just to double check my initial numbers with your office?" surgeon#1 said, "of course, we would want to double check our numbers." and surgeon#2 said, "no we don't do any tests the day of the surgery, the tests were done within the past week." To make a long story short, i called surgeon#2's office and asked again. Their response was the same....just surgery that day. Since i like surgeon#2 better, i pressed to get my eyes examined one more time before the surgery and they agreed. Was i out of line? am i the only one who is requesting this?

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Postby LasikExpert » Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:31 pm

You are talking about elective microsurgery on your eyes. Verifying previous evaluations just before surgery is a common practice; as you learned this is done by doctor #1 routinely. Asking doctor #2 to do the same even if it is not his/her common practice is absolutely appropriate.

I'm glad to hear doctor #2 agreed and you will be able to receive care from the surgeon with whom you are most comfortable.
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Pre surgery-

Postby mike r » Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:29 pm

I believe but Im not the expert that within the last few days leading up to procedure a great deal of drops of varying sorts could be administered...So how accurate could a last minute check truly be.
ie some drops and meds proclaim a side effect of blurry vision how much may this effect the eye physics and readings?


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Still waiting..

Postby mike r » Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:25 pm

I felt this deserved a follow through in regards to accuracy of a last minute eye checks application value after administering such a wide variety of eyedrops... that can alter ones vision...

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Postby LasikExpert » Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:15 am

The drops commonly administered are anti-inflammatory and antibiotic. These do not commonly change refractive error. Certain types of laser systems all but require an evaluation shortly before surgery.
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