I have a problem with my tear duct in one eye becoming intermittently blocked, and it's a huge pain in the...eye. This has been going on for about a year, and seems to flare up once or twice a month for 4-5 days at a time. I have seen an ophthalmologist - the first time he opened up the duct with a tool (not fun) and gave me some eyedrops. At the follow-up visit he cleared me and said to massage the side of my nose in the shower to prevent recurrences. He also indicated my next step would be surgery, which I'd super duper love to avoid. [more inside]
I'm looking to get Lasik surgery. I have a few questions. [more inside]
I just had a complicated detached retina repaired. Now my eye doctor has prescribed oral steroids (prednisolone). I don't know how long the overall course is planned to be but I'm tapering down from 60mg/day to 7.5 mg/day over about 8 or 9 weeks, when I see the doctor again.
I'm freaking out about side effects and withdrawal. Please tell me your personal experiences with oral steroids and suggest what I should do (without giving me medical advice).
Have you had laser eye surgery in Philadelphia? Can you tell me your overall experiences? Can anyone tell me the approximate costs for the surgery and the normal year's worth of check-ups required, and can you recommend a provider in this area? [more inside]
What can I do to keep my mind off of the pain after my lasek surgery? [more inside]
I went to a ENT/facial surgeon recently for something unrelated, and I asked the doctor, who also does facial plastic surgery, what I could do about a large vein I have under my right eye. He had me speak with a woman in the office, and she told me, after looking at my vein(s), about a procedure for veins like mine (not spider veins) wherein they inject saline into the vein and then it goes away. What procedure is that? How much does it cost? Do you have a recommendation for a place in Philadelphia, PA? [more inside]
I am scheduled for a superficial keratectomy mid-March. What can I expect as far as pain after the procedure as well any insight anyone can give me regarding going through the actual procedure. [more inside]
Looking for NYC metro area Lasik surgeon recommendations! [more inside]
I'm looking at cataract surgery in the next year or two, and wondering what my options are as far as lenses go. [more inside]
Recommendations for laser eye surgery in London [more inside]
A friend requires cataract surgery in the near future, and has some questions about his options for MeFites who've pondered the same issues. [more inside]
Getting PRK done next month, which comes with a one year warranty for free "touch ups". For an additional $400 I can get a 10-year warranty, but does PRK regress passed the first year? [more inside]
How can I find the best LASIK eye doctor in the NYC Metro region? I've just been cleared for laser eye surgery by my optometrist, and can't seem to find any sort of way of determining who is likely to blind me and and who can do an awesome job.
Can I have a second LASIK surgery? [more inside]
Glaucoma Filter. Have you had a laser iridotomy?
How common are any side effects, really? [more inside]
LASIK: Considering eye surgery, have new questions for those who've had it. I'd like to hear from people who know what they're talking about. [more inside]
What's it like to get a needle in the eyeball? [more inside]
During a pre-screening for LASIK, I was told the shape of my corneas was too steep, and they recommended ASA (Advanced Surface Ablation) instead. Has anybody had this done? Any recommendations for eye surgeons in Austin? What should I know, given that I don't know anybody who's done this?
Anyone out there have lasEk eye surgery? [more inside]
Need some advice regarding LASIK in the southern-central US region. (Oklahoma and surrounding states) [more inside]