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Old 23-05-2009, 07:16 AM   #31
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There are definitely risks with Lasik and I've read that you may need correction once you grow old.

There's this non-profit website, Lasik Surgery Singapore, that explains the procedure, the potential risks and even compares the costs between the different clinics in Singapore.
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Old 23-05-2009, 12:40 PM   #32
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U cud try overseas... It is darn cheap.. One of my corlicks went to India , and did it for $400 SGD.. and he showed me the pics of the hospital... Very professional looking place oso...

Maybe can try Thailand or M'sia, shld be quite cheap there ...
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Old 24-05-2009, 11:16 AM   #33
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There are definitely risks with Lasik and I've read that you may need correction once you grow old.

There's this non-profit website, Lasik Surgery Singapore, that explains the procedure, the potential risks and even compares the costs between the different clinics in Singapore.
Thanks that website is useful

ANYONE GOT EXPIERIENCE with Shinagawa??
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Old 25-05-2009, 04:00 PM   #34
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U cud try overseas... It is darn cheap.. One of my corlicks went to India , and did it for $400 SGD.. and he showed me the pics of the hospital... Very professional looking place oso...

Maybe can try Thailand or M'sia, shld be quite cheap there ...
Malaysia's not much cheaper. A friend just did at Optimax in KL for RM6,000+ both eyes.
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Old 26-05-2009, 09:18 PM   #35
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For those who did it overseas, how do they go for their checkups at 1 mth, 3mths, 6mths etc
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Old 28-05-2009, 11:01 PM   #36
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OMG...

Research out of Otago and Oxford Universities in New Zealand indicates that having LASIK surgery can lead to permanent problems with vision over the long term.

More specifically, it appears that having laser surgery for near-sightedness (myopia) may lead to excessive glare, haze, and blurred vision as people enter their 7th and 8th decades of life.

What follows is a simplified explanation of why researchers have come to this conclusion:
During LASIK surgery for near-sightedness, the tissues of the eye are cut and vaporized to flatten the central region of the cornea.

The potential problem with flattening the cornea is abnormal movement of the cells of the cornea.
Normally, the cells of the cornea move in a way that results in the formation of a pigmented line (called the Hudson-Stahli line) that forms somewhere below the pupil. This pigmented line tends to thicken with age, and can eventually begin scattering incoming light, which can lead to glare, haze, and blurred vision. But because this line is usually formed below the pupil, it doesn't tend to cause significant problems with vision, even when the line thickens as a part of the normal, degenerative changes that occur over many years.

After LASIK surgery, the movement of the cells of the cornea are affected in a way that increases the chance of the Hudson-Stahli line forming in front of the pupil. In such cases, as this line begins to thicken with age, glare, haze, and blurred vision become inevitable.At this point, it is impossible to predict how many recipients of LASIK surgery are going to experience this problem as they get older.

Given the lack of data on potential long term dangers of having LASIK surgery, I think it's wise to avoid it, at least for now.

By Dr. Ben Kim on November 29, 2006
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Old 25-06-2009, 10:51 AM   #37
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Research out of Otago and Oxford Universities in New Zealand indicates that having LASIK surgery can lead to permanent problems with vision over the long term.

More specifically, it appears that having laser surgery for near-sightedness (myopia) may lead to excessive glare, haze, and blurred vision as people enter their 7th and 8th decades of life.

What follows is a simplified explanation of why researchers have come to this conclusion:
During LASIK surgery for near-sightedness, the tissues of the eye are cut and vaporized to flatten the central region of the cornea.

The potential problem with flattening the cornea is abnormal movement of the cells of the cornea.
Normally, the cells of the cornea move in a way that results in the formation of a pigmented line (called the Hudson-Stahli line) that forms somewhere below the pupil. This pigmented line tends to thicken with age, and can eventually begin scattering incoming light, which can lead to glare, haze, and blurred vision. But because this line is usually formed below the pupil, it doesn't tend to cause significant problems with vision, even when the line thickens as a part of the normal, degenerative changes that occur over many years.

After LASIK surgery, the movement of the cells of the cornea are affected in a way that increases the chance of the Hudson-Stahli line forming in front of the pupil. In such cases, as this line begins to thicken with age, glare, haze, and blurred vision become inevitable.At this point, it is impossible to predict how many recipients of LASIK surgery are going to experience this problem as they get older.

Given the lack of data on potential long term dangers of having LASIK surgery, I think it's wise to avoid it, at least for now.

By Dr. Ben Kim on November 29, 2006
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Wah. I thinking of going then you show this one I sian diao liao. Haha.
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Old 25-06-2009, 11:53 AM   #38
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erm i ish nortch yet 21yo so cannot go Lasik yetch.

moi onry 14 years old.
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Old 25-06-2009, 04:16 PM   #39
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I have already jump in the boat, next week im going to do my Lasik surgery at Shinagawa, wish me luck. Will keep u guys posted.
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:19 AM   #40
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I had just done my lasik surgery at Shinagawa, by Dr Lee S.B. Right eys is 600 Myopia 200 Astig - Left eye 625 Myopia 200 Astig. The whole experience starting from the eye check to surgery n post operation reviewhave been really awesome. The clinic is very clean, staffs and Dr there are friendly well-train n professional. I would say its value for $$ counsider the amought i paid for lasik my 2 eyes.

The whole operation is totally painless, jus a slight discomfort when the suction ring is apple to hold ur eye ball still. After operation, i hardly encounter any tearing or pain or discomfort too. Today i went back for a post operation review, Dr said that my eyes is recovering well. I feel that my right eyes now is getting almost a perfect 6/6 eyesight, cos i can see really clear. Its my master eyes. Left eyes is still slightly weak n blur. Overall, i wana give Shinagawa a thumbs up for their services. At around $2388 for 2 eyes lasik, i tink is a steal. Now i can do skipping, swimming, running with a whole new exerpeince.

Just my sharing.
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Old 24-07-2009, 11:49 AM   #41
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My recovery from lasik a bit strange. I used up my steroid eye drops on the 6.5th week, so there was about 1.5 weeks without steroid eyedrops before by 2nd chkup.
On the day of the 2nd chkup at the end of 8 weeks, my right eyesight had improved to about 20/20, my left to about 20/30, together about 20/15. In retrospect, I think there was a drastic improvement on in those 1.5weeks of without steroids. Doctor prescribed me steroids again to reduce risk of scarring due to rapid healing. As a result, my vision started to blur again to 20/30 or 20/40

On the 11.5th week, my steroid eyedrops ran out again. So far 1 week has passed without dropping any steroid eyedrops, yet my eyes are still around 20/30 to 20/40. Dunno why no drastic improvement this time.... By right they should improve a lot, I researched this online so it must be true. Next chk up is 4 days later.

Anyone have this sort of experience? ie No sudden improvement in vision after stopping the steroid eye drops.
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Old 25-07-2009, 11:37 AM   #42
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i did lasik...it's nice to finally be able to see wtf the barber is doing when u're getting a haircut
Ya man!! Since at age 5-6, dun know what the hell the barber has done to me..Guess i should got for Lasik, is like getting cheaper nowsaday.

btw, 34 years old is it too late for lasik? My spectecule keep sliding down when i was learning SAN DA..(punching sand bag,sparing..etc)
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Old 25-07-2009, 06:16 PM   #43
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I've been seeing my eye specialist for couple of years for floaters problems. Floaters are those worm like things you sometimes see against bright backgrounds e.g. sky, etc.

According to my specialist, he says I'm suitable for lasik but my conscience tells me better be safe than sorry.

Any of you guys out there with same condition but still went ahead with lasik? Please share your post-op stories.
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Old 26-07-2009, 09:41 AM   #44
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Now tat u mention, i used to have this floaters problems with my eyes also. During bright light, i can see "larva worms" like floaters, like those germs or small mites under microscrope like moving around. I used to assume everyone eyes experience tis under bright light. Now after reading ur post, i tried tis morning, no more floaters after my lasik. However i do experience minor dry eyes when i wake up, slight halo n starburst, which is getting better over the time.
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Old 26-07-2009, 09:49 AM   #45
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Ya man!! Since at age 5-6, dun know what the hell the barber has done to me..Guess i should got for Lasik, is like getting cheaper nowsaday.

btw, 34 years old is it too late for lasik? My spectecule keep sliding down when i was learning SAN DA..(punching sand bag,sparing..etc)
34 still very young ma. look at Uncle Ketua, still very active ler.. lol But u might wana take note, the flap created for Lasik will not "heal", meaning there is always a possible for the flap on ur eyes to dislodge due to direct hard impact. Ex., Mike tyson landing a punch on ur eye, haha. However, there is also feedback ppl who do intralse lasik get hit by basketballs on they eyes, or muai thai punch, nothing really happened. U can also consider epi-lasik, so u dont have to worry about flap dislodge if u r into direct contact sports etc.
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