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  #2039509 18-Jun-2018 10:53
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Here you go:

 

Future DIY laser eye surgery is coming - using your smartphone and magic eyedrops:

 

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/israel-eyedrops-correct-vision/

 

What could possibly go wrong?


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  #2039553 18-Jun-2018 11:38
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LOL let us know how it goes, Fred!


 
 
 
 


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  #2039571 18-Jun-2018 11:59
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kryptonjohn:

 

LOL let us know how it goes, Fred!

 

 

I'm waiting for the braille keyboard I ordered to arrive before I launch the cellphone-guided eye laser.  Just in case.


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  #2040050 18-Jun-2018 21:21
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I had both eyes done at Moorfields in the UK 8 years ago, LASIK though I must admit I can't quite remember why I didn't do LASEK instead to avoid the flap risk. Having said that it's years since I've actually played any contact sport and I can't imagine I'll start again now (40y old). The outcome was completely transformative, no issues with astigmatism any more (always an issue with contact lenses) and such a big lifestyle change. My right eye ended up slightly under-corrected, but we decided to leave as is as a precursor to the eventual age-related longsightedness. My wife had hers both done (LASIK again) at Auckland Eye, again perfect result and no issues afterwards.


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  #2046303 30-Jun-2018 09:37
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Loismustdye: This makes for interesting reading. Thanks for the stories.
I’m 41, had relatively stable vision for the past decade with -5.5 and -6.5, I wear glasses mostly but have two types of daily disposable contacts for use if I so desire. I’m not a great fan of either glasses or contacts (hate putting contacts on) but the cost (we don’t have that sort of cash to put towards it and we need a bigger house sooner rather than later) is a massive put off.
There’s the other option of ortho K which as I understand is a contact lens that overnight reshapes the eyeball/cornea that I hear bandied about on the radio from time to time, would be interested to hear if anyone has undergone this procedure.

 

Likewise, at the time it was covered by Southern Cross medical. From memory to 50%?
But certainly never looked back, it can be life changing.




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  #2055130 12-Jul-2018 15:02
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I had the surgery yesterday, and I am not typing this on a braille keyboard so...yay!

 

 

 

Possibly one of the strangest things I have done. It's a fairly straightforward experience and at the time you do not feel much; the femtosecond laser is docked to a silicone cup around each eye and there is a bit of pressure involved with that which isn't especially comfortable, but not painful per se.

 

The smell of your cornea being ablated by the excimer laser isn't the most Arcadian of scents, either, to be honest!

 

The 5 or 6 hours after surgery it is like looking through fog and you do start to wonder if it will ever clear up (the fog is caused by gas bubbles in the eye tissue) but it does. There was some irritation once the anaesthetic drops wore off too, but paracodol dealt with that and it had gone by morning.

 

Today I can see reasonably well, although still a little blurry especially close up. The surgeon said that would clear over the next couple of days and I can expect marked improvement by the time I see him again next week.

 

 

 

I do keep thinking I have forgotten my glasses - and I will miss the Transitions lenses when I go outside - but other than that it should be an improvement.






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  #2055146 12-Jul-2018 15:24
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Geektastic:

 

Possibly one of the strangest things I have done. It's a fairly straightforward experience and at the time you do not feel much; the femtosecond laser is docked to a silicone cup around each eye and there is a bit of pressure involved with that which isn't especially comfortable, but not painful per se.

 

The smell of your cornea being ablated by the excimer laser isn't the most Arcadian of scents, either, to be honest!

 

 

My memory of having this done in Japan was not of pain, but instead of very unpleasant pressure onto the eyeball, presumably to hold it still. Still, it was over within 30 seconds or so for each eye.


 
 
 
 


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  #2055152 12-Jul-2018 15:36
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Geektastic:

 

I had the surgery yesterday, and I am not typing this on a braille keyboard so...yay!

 

I do keep thinking I have forgotten my glasses - and I will miss the Transitions lenses when I go outside - but other than that it should be an improvement.

 

 

Go to somewhere like the warehouse and get a $20 pair of UV400 sunnies, and relax knowing that if you loose them/sit on them/etc, its only another $20..

 

 





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  #2055171 12-Jul-2018 15:55
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Gurezaemon:

Geektastic:


Possibly one of the strangest things I have done. It's a fairly straightforward experience and at the time you do not feel much; the femtosecond laser is docked to a silicone cup around each eye and there is a bit of pressure involved with that which isn't especially comfortable, but not painful per se.


The smell of your cornea being ablated by the excimer laser isn't the most Arcadian of scents, either, to be honest!



My memory of having this done in Japan was not of pain, but instead of very unpleasant pressure onto the eyeball, presumably to hold it still. Still, it was over within 30 seconds or so for each eye.



Yes, it felt a bit like someone pushing a thumb in your eye!







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  #2058490 18-Jul-2018 22:17
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Went back for my one week check today. Close on 20/20 with both eyes. 

 

Seeing a little ghosting especially with black text on screens etc. but the surgeon said that was most likely to pass with more time. He said there is a very small chance that my astigmatism was not adequately corrected but he stressed that was a very small chance - way less than 5% - and said it can be corrected with enhancement surgery if that turns out to be the issue, but not until 3 months have elapsed in order to ensure all healing and adjustment have completed.

 

 

 

He felt it was most likely a combination of incomplete healing and my brain still learning to combine the near/far images properly which result from having Blended Vision surgery.

 

 

 

Overall, I am pleased and I can see much much better than I have without glasses for at least 25 years. I will just carry on with the hydrating drops and recovery; I have to go back in 3 weeks, by which time I am hopeful it will have settled much more.






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  #2058522 18-Jul-2018 23:22
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I am glad it worked out well for you! My wife had it done. She would tell you it's some of the best money she spent ever. 

 

Awesome result for you already, hopefully, it can only get better. 

 

 




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  #2058640 19-Jul-2018 09:44
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networkn:

 

I am glad it worked out well for you! My wife had it done. She would tell you it's some of the best money she spent ever. 

 

Awesome result for you already, hopefully, it can only get better. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks. Yes, I would recommend it. I've spent far more on glasses and contact lenses over the years than the surgery cost me, and would have done so going forward too, so in that sense it is not expensive.






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  #2058686 19-Jul-2018 10:17
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Geektastic:

 

networkn:

 

I am glad it worked out well for you! My wife had it done. She would tell you it's some of the best money she spent ever. 

 

Awesome result for you already, hopefully, it can only get better. 

 

 

Thanks. Yes, I would recommend it. I've spent far more on glasses and contact lenses over the years than the surgery cost me, and would have done so going forward too, so in that sense it is not expensive.

 

 

Stop it with your seductive rationalisations! :-)

 

I've been thinking about this for ages, but the up-front cost is so high and I have this stubborn, perhaps irrational resistance to spending the money on myself.

 

Now in my mid 50's and it seems like my eyesight is degrading again... last checkup saw my prescription rise from about +2 to +2.5... does that instability make Lasik a better proposition or a wait proposition? I know... go get a proper consultation. See item 2 above!

 

 

 

 


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  #2058718 19-Jul-2018 11:16
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Geektastic:

 

networkn:

 

I am glad it worked out well for you! My wife had it done. She would tell you it's some of the best money she spent ever. 

 

Awesome result for you already, hopefully, it can only get better. 

 

 

Thanks. Yes, I would recommend it. I've spent far more on glasses and contact lenses over the years than the surgery cost me, and would have done so going forward too, so in that sense it is not expensive.

 

 

Stop it with your seductive rationalisations! :-)

 

I've been thinking about this for ages, but the up-front cost is so high and I have this stubborn, perhaps irrational resistance to spending the money on myself.

 

Now in my mid 50's and it seems like my eyesight is degrading again... last checkup saw my prescription rise from about +2 to +2.5... does that instability make Lasik a better proposition or a wait proposition? I know... go get a proper consultation. See item 2 above!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'll do you a deal! If you send ME the money, I'll pay for it for you, then it's actually YOU donating money to me, and then me giving you the gift of sight.

 

There are always ways to justify things :)

 

 


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  #2058722 19-Jul-2018 11:23
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networkn:

 

kryptonjohn:

 

Geektastic:

 

networkn:

 

I am glad it worked out well for you! My wife had it done. She would tell you it's some of the best money she spent ever. 

 

Awesome result for you already, hopefully, it can only get better. 

 

 

Thanks. Yes, I would recommend it. I've spent far more on glasses and contact lenses over the years than the surgery cost me, and would have done so going forward too, so in that sense it is not expensive.

 

 

Stop it with your seductive rationalisations! :-)

 

I've been thinking about this for ages, but the up-front cost is so high and I have this stubborn, perhaps irrational resistance to spending the money on myself.

 

Now in my mid 50's and it seems like my eyesight is degrading again... last checkup saw my prescription rise from about +2 to +2.5... does that instability make Lasik a better proposition or a wait proposition? I know... go get a proper consultation. See item 2 above!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'll do you a deal! If you send ME the money, I'll pay for it for you, then it's actually YOU donating money to me, and then me giving you the gift of sight.

 

There are always ways to justify things :)

 

 

Nah, I can do much better with this other Nigerian Prince guy and have plenty left over for Lasik!

 

 


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