Lasik Eye Surgery

Submitted by: SaintPatty 8 years ago in Science

Hey four-eyes, considering chucking those glasses and getting Lasik eye surgery. Check out what they do to you.
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Female 120
I want to become an optometrist when I grow up. Hopefully I`ll learn how to do this too :)
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Male 77
Huh... glasses are really THAT bad, are they?
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Female 263
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 107
EW EW EW EW EW EW!!!!!!

OMG THATS DISGUSTING

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Female 99
Okay, for a real Lasik video (done the same way, showing eyes only)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmzDX2aGr...

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Female 99
Lasik is the best thing I ever did :)
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Male 174
I`m not often disgusting by something. But I have to say...

EWWW!

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Male 2,582
I want laser eye surgery so that I can shoot lasers out from my eyes.
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Female 8
I`ve always wanted Lasik eye surgery, but after seeing that I am completely grossed out. :|
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Female 208
O.O....this is yet another reason why I love my glasses so much.
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Male 96
I almost died at 3:28...
that`s nasty as hail
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Female 237
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.
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Female 4,447
Panic attack inducing. I can`t handle stuff near my eyes, they`d literally have to restrain me. End of story.
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Male 77
if you watch this while listening to welcome to the jungle it is EPIC!!!
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Male 197
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
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Male 474
Look at the info at the YouTube video: He said "No pain, no halo, no complications"
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Female 761
mmm looks fantastetic.
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Female 1,653
I think I can live with the glasses after all...
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Female 357
don`t forget that you are awake when all of this is done to you D:
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Male 502
This would have been more interesting if it had the surgeon explaining what was being done instead of the annoying techno music.
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Male 621
This made my eyes absolutly stream...
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Male 17,511
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.

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Male 220
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!
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Male 63
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...

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Female 208
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
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Male 138
omg.. that looks soo painful
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Male 42
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.
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Male 782
I`m perfectly happy with glasses, thank you.
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Male 451
i`ll just use my Dr. Shakyhands Do-It-Yourself Home Lasik Kit
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Female 675
awesome. I cant wait to get mine done!
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Female 139
that is NOT ok
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Male 166
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!
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Male 265
mmmmmm those eyes look tasty
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Male 362
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.
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Male 367
I`ll stick with glasses, thanks.
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Female 354
I cant stand drops or anything in my eyes... I think I would freak if I had to go through this
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Male 153
Opie I cry and freak out when I put eye drops in as well your not alone
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Male 135
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
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Male 1,086
ehh, I used to think opening my eye for drops was bad, but this is maybe a 4.5 on the bizzare scale.
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Female 252
I was terrified of this, I fainted when I merely read about the possible risks, but I still went through with it.
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Female 200
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.
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Female 15,763
AH, NO, NEVER.

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

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Female 1,190
D:
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
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Male 1,244
The real creepy video is the related one: Modern Cataract Surgery

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poGJSFLmr...

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Male 778
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.
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Male 237
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 PRK...in 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.

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Male 524
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.
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Male 271
I threw this up on my flatscreen cranked up the speakers and instant dance party.
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Male 1,468
Complainers? On THIS? xDDD I ate pizza while watching it. Not the good kinda, the mushy, lukewarm, gushy kind.
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Male 2,395
I might do this when I`m a bit older, right now I`ll just stick with my glasses. :P
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Male 678
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.

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Male 392
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.

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Male 1,835
lulz you complainers are kinda squeamish this deffinitely wasn`t that bad...
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Male 358
My eyes were teared up the entire time.

Contacts and glasses for me thanks.

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Female 387
I`m sticking with glasses. :D Hate contacts, and I dunno if lazer surgery works for astigmatism anyway.
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Male 1,226
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.

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Male 392
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.

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Male 373
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.

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Female 102
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.

NATURAL EYES! NO MORE CONTACTS!

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Male 1,853
I`ll stick with wearing glasses and putting in contacts, thanks.
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Male 392
You know, after seeing that, I`d rather just wear glasses.
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Male 483
this has to be one the most fascinating videos I have ever seen on IAB
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Male 391
without a doubt the aww of the day
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Male 1,064
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?
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Male 3,296
omg this is so medical.... NSFW... OMG, get over it
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Female 115
I`ve seen it before and it doesn`t seem so bad to me. Maybe it`s just me, I dunno. LOL!
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Female 1,578
This was way worse that 2 girls 1 cup. I couldn`t watch.
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Male 614
there`s a lot of skepticism about lasik eye surgery out there atm. Just google it.
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Female 200
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.
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Male 1,182
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.
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Male 1,894
well. It looks EXACTALLY like every description I have ever heard of this procedure.

Not that I ever needed to see it.

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Male 868
It`s no big deal. It`s beneficial and you`re under the whole time.
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Male 150
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.
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Male 1,718
ewww. no no that is wrong
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Male 3,014
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.
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Female 43
eyes watering just watching it...
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Female 11
hmm im pretty sure thats removing a caterac, not lasik
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Female 751
umm no thanks
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Male 2,172
Dear god.... that looks delicious.
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Female 212
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. :}

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Male 587
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.
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Female 688
ewew. i love my glasses :)
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Male 337
how is this diferent than any other cosmetic surgery? other than its on the eye?
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Male 231
"You are awake during the LASIK procedure. The only anesthetics used are topical eye drops which completely numb the eye." - locateadoc.com


NEEEVVEERRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!

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Male 779
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.

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Male 2,028
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.
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Male 328
that makes me cringe
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Male 211
that was really interesting. I`ve always wanted to be an Ophthalmologist...
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Male 612
i wonder who the first person to get that procedure was
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Male 2,004
holy mother of satan i will never do laser eye surgery even if my life depended on it, that is some serious poo
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Male 216
ouch
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Male 970
Link: Lasik Eye Surgery [Rate Link] - Hey four-eyes, considering chucking those glasses and getting Lasik eye surgery. Check out what they do to you.
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