LASIK Eye Surgery Questions and Answers Archive

Sep
1999

Q&A: How long does it take for the eye to heal and the discomfort to go away for LASIK eye surgery?

Question:

How long does it take for the eye to heal and the discomfort to go away?

- Joe

Answer:

 Alexandra Christine Chebil, MD, FRCSC - LocateADoc.com

Dear Joe, Most eyes are only slightly "scratchy" for a few hours. Sincerely, Dr. Alexandra Chebil M.D. The Lasik Center

-- Alexandra Christine Chebil, MD, FRCSC
Irvine, California



Sep
1999

Q&A: What is the percent improvement, the risks and the cost of LASIK eye surgery?

Question:

can you give specifics like percent of improvement as also the risk involved. and the cost please.

- gurpal

Answer:

Alexandra Christine Chebil, MD, FRCSC - LocateADoc.com

Dear Gurpal, Most eyes imrove considerably after Lasik. There are very slight risks of infection (but less than with contact lenses). Any over/undercorrections can usually be treated with the laser. The procedure costs $2000 per eye at the Lasik Center. Please call if you wish to make an appointment for a free consultation. Sincerely Dr. Alexandra Chebil M.D.

--Alexandra Christine Chebil, MD, FRCSC
Irvine, California



Sep
1999

Q&A: What is the percent improvement, the risks and the cost of LASIK surgery?

Question:

can you give specifics like percent of improvement as also the risk involved. and the cost please.

- gurpal

Answer:

Alexandra Christine Chebil, MD, FRCSC - LocateADoc.com

Dear Gurpal, Most eyes imrove considerably after Lasik. There are very slight risks of infection (but less than with contact lenses). Any over/undercorrections can usually be treated with the laser. The procedure costs $2000 per eye at the Lasik Center. Please call if you wish to make an appointment for a free consultation. Sincerely Dr. Alexandra Chebil M.D.

--Alexandra Christine Chebil, MD, FRCSC
Irvine, California



Sep
1999

Q&A: Can LASIK eye surgery correct my vision if I have conical shaped eyes and macular degeneration?

Question:

any new improvements on lasek surgery? I was told 4 yrs ago that my eyes were to conical for surgery and that I have macular degeneration. I have worn glasses and contact lenses since I was 6 yrs. I'm now 43.

- lisa

Answer:

Alexandra Christine Chebil, MD, FRCSC - LocateADoc.com

Dear Lisa, As you probably know, laser vision correctioncan only improve the "optics" of your eyes. So if your vision is still bad because of macular degeneration laser cannot help. We can now correct for astigmatism, which is the "conical shape" of your eyes. I suggest a re-evaluation to see if you can be treated. Sincerely, Dr. Alexandra Chebil M.D. The Lasik Center Irvine CA (800)841-3717

--Alexandra Christine Chebil, MD, FRCSC
Irvine, California



Sep
1999

Q&A: What should I do if my doctor says I should not have LASIK eye surgery because I have night glare issues?

Question:

I have had the necessary tests for the Lasik procedure. My eyes checked out just fine and was told that I was a prime candidate for the surgery. The Doctor said that because I already have problems with night glare, she felt I shouldn't have the surgery. Yet, I know of others with night glare problems that have had the procedure. Should I seek a second opinion?

- Mary

Answer:

Alexandra Christine Chebil, MD, FRCSC - LocateADoc.com

Dear Mary Jo, I would recommend a second opinion. The problem of night glare after Lasik is very low. Sincerely, Alexandar Chebil M.D. The Lasik Center 800-841-3717

--Alexandra Christine Chebil, MD, FRCSC
Irvine, California



Sep
1999

Q&A: How effective is PRK at improving corneal scarring as a result of ocular herpes?

Question:

A friend of mine has chronic ocular herpes in one eye which has resulted in corneal scarring. She is scheduled for PRK primarily to clean up the scarring to improve her vision. How effective is this procedure considering the procedure itself can cause scarring? Even though she will be taking acyclovir prophylactically before and after the procedure, is it likely this will initiate another outbreak of herpes?

- Estaban

Answer:

Alexandra Christine Chebil, MD, FRCSC - LocateADoc.com

Dear Estaban, PRK is usually quite effective is clearing up superficial scars. The risk of re-activation is very low. Sincerely, Alexandra Chebil, M.D. The Lasik Center Irvine

--Alexandra Christine Chebil, MD, FRCSC
Irvine, California



Sep
1999

Q&A: How effective is PRK at improving scarring as a result of ocular herpes?

Question:

A friend of mine has chronic ocular herpes in one eye which has resulted in corneal scarring. She is scheduled for PRK primarily to clean up the scarring to improve her vision. How effective is this procedure considering the procedure itself can cause scarring? Even though she will be taking acyclovir prophylactically before and after the procedure, is it likely this will initiate another outbreak of herpes?

- Estaban

Answer:

Alexandra Christine Chebil, MD, FRCSC - LocateADoc.com

Dear Estaban, PRK is usually quite effective is clearing up superficial scars. The risk of re-activation is very low. Sincerely, Alexandra Chebil, M.D. The Lasik Center Irvine

--Alexandra Christine Chebil, MD, FRCSC
Irvine, California



Sep
1999

Q&A: Is there a minimum age needed to have the LASIK procedure done? What are average costs involved?

Question:

Is there a min. age one should be to get this procedure done? What are average costs involved?

- Helen

Answer:

Alexandra Christine Chebil, MD, FRCSC - LocateADoc.com

Dear Helen, The minimum age for Lasik is 18 years old, because the eyes can still change in teen-agers. The average cost is $2200 per eye. Sincerely, Dr. Alexandra Chebil M.D. The Lasik Center Irvine (800) 841-3717

--Alexandra Christine Chebil, MD, FRCSC
Irvine, California



Sep
1999

Q&A: Will LASIK eye surgery correct my vision so I do not have to wear glasses or contacts?

Question:

hi, I was just wondering what the chances of this working actually are? I wear contacts now and I would love to never have to bother with them or glasses again. Just what are the chances of this working and are there any are there and dangers?

- Melanie

Answer:

Alexandra Christine Chebil, MD, FRCSC - LocateADoc.com

Dear Melanie, Lasik works very well, and offers permanent correction of near-sightedness or far-sightesness. Sincerely, Dr. Alexandra Chebil M.D. The Lasik Center, Irvine, CA (800) 841-3717

--Alexandra Christine Chebil, MD, FRCSC
Irvine, California