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93 Responses to Lasik Eye Surgery

  1. Profile photo of SaintPatty
    SaintPatty Male 18-29
    970 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 12:12 pm
    Link: Lasik Eye Surgery - Hey four-eyes, considering chucking those glasses and getting Lasik eye surgery. Check out what they do to you.
  2. Profile photo of chaitanya
    chaitanya Male 40-49
    216 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 12:35 pm
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    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 12:40 pm
    holy mother of satan i will never do laser eye surgery even if my life depended on it, that is some serious poo
  4. Profile photo of router52000
    router52000 Male 18-29
    614 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 12:40 pm
    i wonder who the first person to get that procedure was
  5. Profile photo of desisrule2
    desisrule2 Male 18-29
    211 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 12:43 pm
    that was really interesting. I`ve always wanted to be an Ophthalmologist...
  6. Profile photo of cndman15
    cndman15 Male 18-29
    328 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 12:44 pm
    that makes me cringe
  7. Profile photo of gandhi172
    gandhi172 Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2009 at 12:46 pm
    That... oww...
    I have glasses, and now I plan to keep them forever.
    Contacts were bad enough, but I don`t want to have to go through this, even if it`s only once and I have anesthetics.
  8. Profile photo of Shisi
    Shisi Male 18-29
    779 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 12:48 pm
    Yeah. I`ll pass on this. Holy crap.

    Not like I would need it. With my perfect vision. But if I did, I`d rather use contacts then deal with a live eye skinning.

  9. Profile photo of nodar
    nodar Male 18-29
    231 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 12:52 pm
    "You are awake during the LASIK procedure. The only anesthetics used are topical eye drops which completely numb the eye." -


  10. Profile photo of iambluebeard
    iambluebeard Male 30-39
    338 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 12:55 pm
    how is this diferent than any other cosmetic surgery? other than its on the eye?
  11. Profile photo of megann_exoh
    megann_exoh Female 13-17
    688 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 12:56 pm
    ewew. i love my glasses :)
  12. Profile photo of davisboy
    davisboy Male 30-39
    587 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 12:57 pm
    It`s not as big of a deal as you all are making out to be. I personally know 3 people who have had it done, and they all love the results. I would do it if I could afford it.
  13. Profile photo of DaniDrkHrt
    DaniDrkHrt Female 18-29
    212 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 12:59 pm
    His eye was drating bleeding! What? No! Aaaaaah! That`s just too drating much. My brain is burning with that which cannot be forgotten.

    On a side note, I totally have to send this one to my mom. :}

  14. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
    2173 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 1:00 pm
    Dear god.... that looks delicious.
  15. Profile photo of green_btrfly
    green_btrfly Female 18-29
    751 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 1:02 pm
    umm no thanks
  16. Profile photo of lillehhh
    lillehhh Female 13-17
    11 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 1:05 pm
    hmm im pretty sure thats removing a caterac, not lasik
  17. Profile photo of llefflar
    llefflar Female 18-29
    43 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 1:05 pm
    eyes watering just watching it...
  18. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    It`s just a simple outpatient procedure. Besides, they give you anesthetic so you don`t feel or see anything being done to your eyes.
  19. Profile photo of Frogtango
    Frogtango Male 13-17
    1720 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 1:10 pm
    ewww. no no that is wrong
  20. Profile photo of thesandwich
    thesandwich Male 18-29
    150 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 1:17 pm
    seems simple, cut the sclara (the clear portion that has almost no blood vessels) and fix the cornea, then reattach the sclara. Normally stuff like this would have made me sick, but after A&P it just doesn`t even phase me.
  21. Profile photo of DHise
    DHise Male 13-17
    868 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 1:23 pm
    It`s no big deal. It`s beneficial and you`re under the whole time.
  22. Profile photo of Backfat
    Backfat Male 30-39
    1897 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 1:24 pm
    well. It looks EXACTALLY like every description I have ever heard of this procedure.

    Not that I ever needed to see it.

  23. Profile photo of basketkase
    basketkase Male 18-29
    1182 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 1:27 pm
    i would definitely do this but i want to join the air force and be a fighter pilot but your not allowed to have eye surgery for some reason.
  24. Profile photo of crashgirl88
    crashgirl88 Female 18-29
    200 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 1:28 pm
    I would do it if I could be more sure something might not go wrong. I don`t want to be blind or have double vision for the rest of my life.
  25. Profile photo of bluethen
    bluethen Male 13-17
    617 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 1:51 pm
    there`s a lot of skepticism about lasik eye surgery out there atm. Just google it.
  26. Profile photo of heartx3jess
    heartx3jess Female 18-29
    1578 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 1:51 pm
    This was way worse that 2 girls 1 cup. I couldn`t watch.
  27. Profile photo of FairSpirit
    FairSpirit Female 30-39
    115 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    I`ve seen it before and it doesn`t seem so bad to me. Maybe it`s just me, I dunno. LOL!
  28. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
    3299 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 2:17 pm
    omg this is so medical.... NSFW... OMG, get over it
  29. Profile photo of PacoP42
    PacoP42 Male 13-17
    1064 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 2:32 pm
    My dad has lasik. I knew how they did it, but I`ve never seen actual footage of it. ew.
    btw, is it just me or are the words in the song played in reverse around 1:24?
  30. Profile photo of fghj
    fghj Male 30-39
    393 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 2:35 pm
    without a doubt the aww of the day
  31. Profile photo of thestringy
    thestringy Male 18-29
    483 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 2:37 pm
    this has to be one the most fascinating videos I have ever seen on IAB
  32. Profile photo of Bremir
    Bremir Male 18-29
    392 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 2:37 pm
    You know, after seeing that, I`d rather just wear glasses.
  33. Profile photo of dilldog123
    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2009 at 2:43 pm
    I`ll stick with wearing glasses and putting in contacts, thanks.
  34. Profile photo of Aleighsuh
    Aleighsuh Female 13-17
    102 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 2:46 pm
    Oh c`mon ppl, it doesn`t look that bad. Not even that much blood or gore and stuff. It`s kinda interesting.
    both my parents had this surgery and I`m going to get it as soon as I`m of age.


  35. Profile photo of tatervent
    tatervent Male 18-29
    373 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 2:50 pm
    so if I show you all a video of a heart surgery, you`re going to refuse it when needed?

    You do know that the patients can`t see or feel anything right? All surgeries are gross as hell and without anesthesia absolute torture, this video wasn`t even that gross.

  36. Profile photo of Bremir
    Bremir Male 18-29
    392 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 2:55 pm
    There`s a difference between needing heart surgery and having this done to your eyes.

    I like wearing glasses. Personally, I feel I look better with them than without. I also don`t like things near my eyes to begin with so why would I go out of my way to have it done to me?

    Heart surgery is a matter of life or death. Having my eyes corrected isn`t. You can`t compare the two.

  37. Profile photo of vicious_liar
    vicious_liar Male 13-17
    1226 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 3:07 pm
    You know, wearing glasses seems like a hype...I`m the only one without them.
    But, if I would need glasses, I`d wear glasses instead of having this surgery:
    1. expensive...Really expensive...
    2. unnecessary, combined with the costs that makes it worse
    3. The chance of failure is small, but if one little thing goes wrong you will lose your eyes.

    It`s a risk you don`t HAVE to take, and you`re risking your eyes for it. Ofcourse it would be great not to have to wear glasses all the time but I don`t think I would take the surgery.
    Enfin, I`m happy I don`t need glasses the first place.

  38. Profile photo of Mantolwen
    Mantolwen Female 18-29
    387 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 3:08 pm
    I`m sticking with glasses. :D Hate contacts, and I dunno if lazer surgery works for astigmatism anyway.
  39. Profile photo of LleetLlama
    LleetLlama Male 18-29
    358 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 3:13 pm
    My eyes were teared up the entire time.

    Contacts and glasses for me thanks.

  40. Profile photo of d_katman
    d_katman Male 13-17
    1836 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 3:20 pm
    lulz you complainers are kinda squeamish this deffinitely wasn`t that bad...
  41. Profile photo of Bremir
    Bremir Male 18-29
    392 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 3:28 pm
    How`re we complainers? If you want to have this done, then do it.

    For some reason it`s ok to say "Hey, that wasn`t so bad!", but it`s not ok to say you were put off by it?

    Plus you`re complaining about people complaining, so you`re no better.

    No offence, but at nearly 21 I won`t be told by anyone, especially people I don`t know, how I should or shouldn`t feel about something.

  42. Profile photo of Big_Gay_Nob
    Big_Gay_Nob Male 50-59
    678 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 3:36 pm
    Jeez NINE minutes to do one Flap and Zap

    mine took 90seconds per eye (moorfield eye hospital) and it`s been the BEST thing I`ve ever done for myself

    No schitty music blasting in the background either.

  43. Profile photo of luckyse7en
    luckyse7en Male 13-17
    2400 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 3:46 pm
    I might do this when I`m a bit older, right now I`ll just stick with my glasses. :P
  44. Profile photo of HOLYCRAP1234
    HOLYCRAP1234 Male 13-17
    1468 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 4:01 pm
    Complainers? On THIS? xDDD I ate pizza while watching it. Not the good kinda, the mushy, lukewarm, gushy kind.
  45. Profile photo of bungled
    bungled Male 30-39
    271 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 4:01 pm
    I threw this up on my flatscreen cranked up the speakers and instant dance party.
  46. Profile photo of outfire
    outfire Male 13-17
    524 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 4:03 pm
    Alright, i gotta say that looks like it was more painful than i expected it would be lol. Really, i don`t freak out when i see videos of heart surgery and stuff, but i have a natural repulsion of things going near my eyes, so it freaks me out a bit. Stop assuming people are losers because this creeps them out. Everyone has one irrational fear. I may still get Lasik some day though.
  47. Profile photo of Wildcats2008
    Wildcats2008 Male 18-29
    237 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 4:14 pm
    LASIK is not bad. I didn`t watch the whole video because I had a similar procedure done called PRK and I`ve seen this done plenty of times...I`m assuming they used the mechanical cutting device otherwise people wouldn`t be complaining how "gross" it is. Most doctors use an all laser procedure where they cut the flap with a laser.

    Try finding a video of that procedure they chemically remove that layer of skin before they do the correcting, then it grows back.

    With LASIK and PRK there is no pain in the actual procedure and they give you Valium beforehand to calm your nerves. The real discomfort comes in the 24 hours after the surgery but it isn`t a big deal.

    For you that wear contacts or glasses and refuse to do this, get a free consultation with a doctor and I`m sure you`d change your mind.

  48. Profile photo of Eichenkatze
    Eichenkatze Male 18-29
    780 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 4:28 pm
    I`ve seen this procedure done many times via videos and even when my father had it, they let me sit in and watch. The patient is awake during the procedure and doesn`t feel anything. Unless the doctor is COMPLETELY stupid and doesn`t know a thing about the procedure they can`t really screw up. cutting the lense is auto-guided by the tool, the laser is computer controlled and only focused by the technician/doctor. It`s safe and works exceptionally well.
  49. Profile photo of BlackiPod
    BlackiPod Male 18-29
    1246 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 4:51 pm
    The real creepy video is the related one: Modern Cataract Surgery

  50. Profile photo of TxP
    TxP Female 70 & Over
    1192 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 4:56 pm
    they would have to knock my ass out to get that close to my eyes DX
    i know i sound immature in this post but i just cant imagine the whole eye peel thing and im with outfire on this one :P
  51. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15784 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 5:31 pm
    AH, NO, NEVER.

    I already cry and freak out when I have to put eye drops in, THIS is a NO.

  52. Profile photo of crashgirl88
    crashgirl88 Female 18-29
    200 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 5:32 pm
    I had one person I know who had it done and she had to wear gauze over her eye for like 6 months because they screwed it up and her eye was never the same again. I don`t know, I can`t say I would risk it. Contacts and glasses aren`t that bad.
  53. Profile photo of matsuri_aka
    matsuri_aka Female 18-29
    252 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 5:34 pm
    I was terrified of this, I fainted when I merely read about the possible risks, but I still went through with it.
  54. Profile photo of quaintness
    quaintness Male 13-17
    1086 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 5:34 pm
    ehh, I used to think opening my eye for drops was bad, but this is maybe a 4.5 on the bizzare scale.
  55. Profile photo of YouAreAShoe
    YouAreAShoe Male 18-29
    136 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 5:35 pm
    seriously dont let this video change your mind about getting lasik done. it doesn`t hurt one bit at all, in fact it was rather amusing for me when i did mine
  56. Profile photo of Braber01
    Braber01 Male 18-29
    153 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 5:40 pm
    Opie I cry and freak out when I put eye drops in as well your not alone
  57. Profile photo of Armanith
    Armanith Female 18-29
    354 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 5:59 pm
    I cant stand drops or anything in my eyes... I think I would freak if I had to go through this
  58. Profile photo of Sociophobic
    Sociophobic Male 18-29
    367 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 6:00 pm
    I`ll stick with glasses, thanks.
  59. Profile photo of Victory7
    Victory7 Male 18-29
    362 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 6:35 pm
    Don`t worry guys, it`s totally cool. They completely numb your eyes before doing this. I had a similar solution on my eyes for an optomotrist visit, he poked my eye with an instrument and I did not even know he did. I just thought he came really close, that`s how numb your eyes are.
  60. Profile photo of Adoras
    Adoras Male 18-29
    265 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 6:42 pm
    mmmmmm those eyes look tasty
  61. Profile photo of theRam
    theRam Male 13-17
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    January 8, 2009 at 7:26 pm
    for some reason part of my brain blocked out the obvious fact that you have to cut the cornea to get at the lens, so when it happened i was like WTF THEY R CUTTIN THAT!
  62. Profile photo of baby_ruth
    baby_ruth Female 18-29
    139 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 9:03 pm
    that is NOT ok
  63. Profile photo of shortsagitar
    shortsagitar Female 18-29
    676 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 9:12 pm
    awesome. I cant wait to get mine done!
  64. Profile photo of quiknas
    quiknas Male 18-29
    451 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 9:44 pm
    i`ll just use my Dr. Shakyhands Do-It-Yourself Home Lasik Kit
  65. Profile photo of B3N0C1D3
    B3N0C1D3 Male 18-29
    783 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 9:53 pm
    I`m perfectly happy with glasses, thank you.
  66. Profile photo of SpartanV_EX
    SpartanV_EX Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2009 at 11:01 pm
    Its one hour for the rest of your life. deal with it. its perfectly worth a few days of discomfort for perfect vision for all your remaining years. I can not wait to get it done, so i never have to buy or deal with contacts again.
  67. Profile photo of mistamoni
    mistamoni Male 18-29
    138 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 11:13 pm
    omg.. that looks soo painful
  68. Profile photo of missaquafina
    missaquafina Female 18-29
    208 posts
    January 9, 2009 at 12:01 am
    I would never gamble with my eyesight. Sure a lot of people have had that done and love the results. But it does have its risks, and humans do make errors. So I`ll just stick with my glasses and contact lenses
  69. Profile photo of StefanM
    StefanM Male 18-29
    63 posts
    January 9, 2009 at 12:36 am
    How did Ned Flanders put it?

    "I never should have gotten that laser eye surgery. It`s great for a while, but at the ten year mark, your eyes fall out!"

    Something to that effect anyway...

  70. Profile photo of mardraum
    mardraum Male 18-29
    220 posts
    January 9, 2009 at 1:00 am
    I`ve had this operation. It was slightly painfull when they clamped my eye open so I wouldn`t blink, but other then that I didn`t feel anything. Smelled like poo tho, from the gas they used to laser pew pew. Only thing that hurt afterwards tho was my wallet. And I HIGHLY recommend it to everyone. Except old people, they can`t fix ageing, so forget it!
  71. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17516 posts
    January 9, 2009 at 3:02 am
    I`m no eye surgeon, But have seen this procedure done on Discovery channel and other videos. It looked like he cut to much of the flap with the microkeratome. This person`s eye bled more than any other I`ve seen. Seemed like the Dr. had to spend several minutes just repositioning the flap as well.

    For comparison - Check how cleanly this one is done.

  72. Profile photo of Khronnus
    Khronnus Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2009 at 6:09 am
    This made my eyes absolutly stream...
  73. Profile photo of CharlieA
    CharlieA Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2009 at 7:47 am
    This would have been more interesting if it had the surgeon explaining what was being done instead of the annoying techno music.
  74. Profile photo of Vanwa
    Vanwa Female 13-17
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    January 9, 2009 at 8:52 am
    don`t forget that you are awake when all of this is done to you D:
  75. Profile photo of Boredx12
    Boredx12 Female 13-17
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    January 9, 2009 at 10:39 am
    I think I can live with the glasses after all...
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    January 9, 2009 at 12:35 pm

  77. Profile photo of je_scream
    je_scream Female 18-29
    763 posts
    January 9, 2009 at 3:05 pm
    mmm looks fantastetic.
  78. Profile photo of DarkProdigy
    DarkProdigy Male 18-29
    475 posts
    January 9, 2009 at 4:59 pm
    Look at the info at the YouTube video: He said "No pain, no halo, no complications"
  79. Profile photo of boogersunite
    boogersunite Male 13-17
    197 posts
    January 9, 2009 at 5:07 pm
    it aint so bad- the surgery literally lasts as long as this video and u walk out not needing glasses or drops almost straight away
  80. Profile photo of gbpackers12
    gbpackers12 Male 13-17
    77 posts
    January 9, 2009 at 5:21 pm
    if you watch this while listening to welcome to the jungle it is EPIC!!!
  81. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    January 9, 2009 at 5:28 pm
    Panic attack inducing. I can`t handle stuff near my eyes, they`d literally have to restrain me. End of story.
  82. Profile photo of blackbird7
    blackbird7 Female 18-29
    238 posts
    January 9, 2009 at 5:52 pm
    I don`t understand how people go through that.. how can you possible not move your eye? And its so gross when they take off the top part... I would die.
  83. Profile photo of luptonicedte
    luptonicedte Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2009 at 5:53 pm
    I almost died at 3:28...
    that`s nasty as hail
  84. Profile photo of kokuryuha
    kokuryuha Female 18-29
    208 posts
    January 9, 2009 at 6:40 pm
    O.O....this is yet another reason why I love my glasses so much.
  85. Profile photo of KayKay45
    KayKay45 Female 18-29
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    January 9, 2009 at 11:55 pm
    I`ve always wanted Lasik eye surgery, but after seeing that I am completely grossed out. :|
  86. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2585 posts
    January 10, 2009 at 12:00 am
    I want laser eye surgery so that I can shoot lasers out from my eyes.
  87. Profile photo of FireEmerald
    FireEmerald Male 13-17
    174 posts
    January 10, 2009 at 4:09 am
    I`m not often disgusting by something. But I have to say...


  88. Profile photo of Toolchick101
    Toolchick101 Female 18-29
    99 posts
    January 10, 2009 at 9:19 am
    Lasik is the best thing I ever did :)
  89. Profile photo of Toolchick101
    Toolchick101 Female 18-29
    99 posts
    January 10, 2009 at 9:24 am
    Okay, for a real Lasik video (done the same way, showing eyes only)

  90. Profile photo of gotoday
    gotoday Male 13-17
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    January 10, 2009 at 11:49 am
    EW EW EW EW EW EW!!!!!!


  91. Profile photo of AlANeptune
    AlANeptune Female 18-29
    264 posts
    January 10, 2009 at 10:45 pm
  92. Profile photo of Valark
    Valark Male 13-17
    77 posts
    January 20, 2009 at 5:15 pm
    Huh... glasses are really THAT bad, are they?
  93. Profile photo of Conejito1011
    Conejito1011 Female 13-17
    120 posts
    February 3, 2009 at 4:49 pm
    I want to become an optometrist when I grow up. Hopefully I`ll learn how to do this too :)

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