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LASIK surgery at age 20

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by hugh2012, Aug 1, 2015.

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  1. hugh2012

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    So I am 20 years old with a -8 diopter getting LASIK next week. Any advice or experiences to share?
     
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  3. TraumaLlamaMD

    TraumaLlamaMD Licensed to chill
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    I had LASIK after MS1 year, here's what I had to say about it earlier:

    And to update, after starting intern year with q5 overnight call, I'm happier than ever. I'd be going insane if I had to reach for my glasses every time I catch a catnap and the phone rings, or deal with progressively drying out contacts for up to 30 hours.
     
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    My eye has been stable for over 6-7 years without any change. My dad also got lasik at the same surgeon probably around 10 years back.
     
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    I got Lasik when I was 24. -4.00 and -4.25 was my script. I did custom Lasik when it was new and insanely expensive. Overall it has been a great experience although I will give one piece of advice when I was just thinking about a few days ago. When they say don't do any pressure changes when your eye is healing, that includes centrifuges. They only said SCUBA diving and Mountaineering. I went to Disney and went on Mission Space because I didn't think. My right eye flipped out, it still ended up healing at 20/20 but my left is like 20/15 or something.
     
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    SDN is not for medical advice. Closing.
     
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    Cyberdyne 101 It's a dry heat
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    I think you forgot to lock it.
     
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