Ophthalmology Ask A Doctor Questions and Answers on LocateADoc.com

May
1999

Q&A: Can I expect 20/20 from LASIK eye surgery, how long will it last and what are the risks?

Alexandra Chebil, MD, FRCSC Picture - LocateADoc.com Doctor: I would like to ask you what the percentage of 20/20 or better is if my eyes are -1.00 and -1.25.How is the rehab. for the eyes? After the surgery, will my eyes ever even slightly go worse?Are ... View full question & answer >>
May
1999

Q&A: If I had RK years ago and now my sight has deteriorated, is RK or LASIK eye surgery a possible solution for correction?

Byron Stratas, M.D., F.A.C.S. Picture - LocateADoc.com I had RK done over 10 years ago and now it is starting to deteriorate. My current (1 year) prescription is R.E: +350 -200 x 180, LE: +350 -250 x 5, add R+l +250. Is PRK/LASIK an answer ? View full question & answer >>
May
1999

Q&A: Can you tell me the possible outcome from laser vision correction if I am 16 years old and my vision is -1.00/-1.25?

Alexandra Chebil, MD, FRCSC Picture - LocateADoc.com I want to get Laser surgery and I want to know how good my eyes will be after the surgery.I'm 16 and my vision is -1.00 and -1.25.Can you please tell me the risks and the possible outcomes of the ... View full question & answer >>
May
1999

Q&A: How soon can I fly after LASIK surgery?

Alexandra Chebil, MD, FRCSC Picture - LocateADoc.com How soon can I fly after lasik surgery? View full question & answer >>
May
1999

Q&A: Is there a cure for bad "low light vision" as a result of LASIK eye surgery?

Byron Stratas, M.D., F.A.C.S. Picture - LocateADoc.com I had Lasik in Sept 98 and was corrected to -.5 and -1.25 with some residual astigmatism in one eye. My dim light vision is not as good as before which is a problem driving into underground parking garages. ... View full question & answer >>
Apr
1999

Q&A: How much of your cornea is used in the LASIK procedure and is there a minimum cornea depth required?

Alexandra Chebil, MD, FRCSC Picture - LocateADoc.com I am considering having the lasik procedure. Can you tell me how much of your cornea is used in the procedure. Is there a minimum cornea depth that is required for the procedure. I had all the tests done ... View full question & answer >>
Apr
1999

Q&A: What can I do to stop wear glasses and contact lenses if my vision is -6.25 (myopia)?

John D. Zdral, M.D. Picture - LocateADoc.com I have been using contact lenses for about 7 years. The problem is that I still need to change my prescription frequently, annually, (now -6.25) I'm 26 years old. Also, weekly contact lense stayed ... View full question & answer >>
Apr
1999

Q&A: What should I do if after PRK Excimer laser eye surgery I still have a hazy view and my doctor wants to scrape my eye?

Alexandra Chebil, MD, FRCSC Picture - LocateADoc.com I had PRK surgery done on my right eye a week and a half ago. I have hypermetropia (this is how it is called in Spanish). I chose this procedure over lasik because my ophthalmologist said it was safer ... View full question & answer >>
Apr
1999

Q&A: What can I do to stop wear glasses and contact lenses if my sight is -6.25 (myopia)?

Alexandra Chebil, MD, FRCSC Picture - LocateADoc.com I have been using contact lenses for about 7 years. The problem is that I still need to change my prescription frequently, annually, (now -6.25) I'm 26 years old. Also, weekly contact lense stayed ... View full question & answer >>
Apr
1999

Q&A: What is the difference between LASIK eye surgery and PRK and why would you choose one over the other?

Alexandra Chebil, MD, FRCSC Picture - LocateADoc.com What is the difference between lasik and PRK? It seems that they both treat the same ailment. why would a person want one over the other? ... View full question & answer >>