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Date: 04/14/09 06:00 PM

93 Responses to How It`s Done: Laser Eye Surgery

  1. Profile photo of Mantistador
    Mantistador Male 18-29
    2200 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 2:08 pm
    Link: How It`s Done: Laser Eye Surgery - After watching this, you`re probably going to stick with wearing your glasses.
  2. Profile photo of moonie_kat
    moonie_kat Female 18-29
    358 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 6:05 pm
    My mom actually got that done. Personally, I wouldn`t do it. I just don`t like the idea of people cutting into my eyes.
  3. Profile photo of wtmac
    wtmac Male 30-39
    436 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 6:10 pm
    Yea that looks pretty bad but I have talked to people that went through it... apparently it is relatively painless. Even so, I`m glad I have 20/20 without glasses, surgery is never fun.
  4. Profile photo of jhonmayer1
    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
    1289 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 6:10 pm
    ugh
    it always makes me CRINGE!
  5. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 6:14 pm
    EW EW EW WEIRD EW.

    Eyeballs freak me out. I used to have dreams where my friends would just lose them. And when that woman who can pop her eyeballs out went on Guinness World Records, I had like a panic attack.

    Eyeballs are gross. x-x

  6. Profile photo of coffeekoneko
    coffeekoneko Female 18-29
    1008 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 6:25 pm
    OH GHAD

    I was raking my face with my nails the entire time.

    WHYYYY?

  7. Profile photo of hohokev
    hohokev Male 13-17
    2 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 6:28 pm
    i still want to do it.
  8. Profile photo of Norts
    Norts Male 18-29
    486 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 6:36 pm
    Ugh my Dad got this done. Even though the surgery must have sucked, he has perfect vision now!
  9. Profile photo of gandhi172
    gandhi172 Male 18-29
    2028 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 6:44 pm
    Awesome. I actually expected it to be worse. Eh, I still would like to get this surgery. I think it would be worth it. Just... being awake might freak me out a little. o_o
  10. Profile photo of Eldricht
    Eldricht Male 18-29
    295 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 6:49 pm
    oh god my eyes watered, it creeped me out, i still want it done though, just put me under first XP
  11. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
    1256 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 6:49 pm
    I love these shows, people think I`m extremely boring when I throw them on the TV.

    This was cool, still would like to get the surgery. I`ll just wait for the prices to fall a bit more. Maybe someday insurance can cover it, but I don`t ever see that happening.

  12. Profile photo of emzrok
    emzrok Female 13-17
    1306 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    "the patient wears protective shields overnight for just a week." those "protective shields" looked a lot like scotch tape XD
  13. Profile photo of wtfcharles
    wtfcharles Male 18-29
    105 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 7:06 pm
    Looks fun. Sign me up, please.
  14. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 7:06 pm
    I don`t even let my eye doctor get anywhere near my eyes and I have a hard time putting on eye makeup, there`s no way in hell I`d do this.
  15. Profile photo of fedabog
    fedabog Male 18-29
    90 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 7:37 pm
    I did it in January. they have a new machine that uses a laser to create the flap instead of the blade. The whole procedure is not scary at all.

    Needless to say, I went from 20/100 in both eyes to between 20/10 and 20/15 in both eyes. Best investment of my life.

  16. Profile photo of chris1337
    chris1337 Male 13-17
    180 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 7:54 pm
    If I ever get the insane amount of money needed, I`d do it, and I plan to.
  17. Profile photo of flyingpie
    flyingpie Male 13-17
    470 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 7:56 pm
    hehe he said tomoto
  18. Profile photo of Mah_Boi
    Mah_Boi Male 18-29
    606 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 7:57 pm
    No. Can`t watch.

    Also needs more laser.

  19. Profile photo of hi2pi
    hi2pi Male 30-39
    736 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 8:01 pm
    cringe.
    miraculous, but cringe.
  20. Profile photo of Kaagan
    Kaagan Male 18-29
    1601 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 8:18 pm
    WTF! THIS IS SOOO MUCH BETTER THAN THE AMERICAN ONE! ARG
  21. Profile photo of Kaagan
    Kaagan Male 18-29
    1601 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 8:19 pm
    i would move but those brits have tax on everything
  22. Profile photo of Atomic-Envy
    Atomic-Envy Female 18-29
    35 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 8:23 pm
    brooks moore is a better narrator >:C
  23. Profile photo of DanBo9000
    DanBo9000 Male 18-29
    19 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 8:35 pm
    I`d still do it, wasn`t nearly as bad as I thought.
  24. Profile photo of shelly87
    shelly87 Female 18-29
    40 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 8:40 pm
    nah, didnt really scare me at all...not that invasive of a surgery, I still want it :DD
  25. Profile photo of shelly87
    shelly87 Female 18-29
    40 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 8:44 pm
    after perusing the comments I think the people who are freaked out by it are just freaked out by the thought of manipulating eyes/touching their eyes in general. I guess I`m not squeamish about it after wearing contacts for 6 years. I can touch my eye straight with my finger now w/o even hesitating
  26. Profile photo of kiy0ri
    kiy0ri Male 18-29
    5 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 9:03 pm
    I`ve actually had this surgery. The technology is better now. The flap is cut by a laser instead of that shaving tool. It`s TONS safer and easier.

    I used to be almost legally blind. But now, I have 20/20 vision. It`s great.

  27. Profile photo of Skyotic
    Skyotic Female 18-29
    87 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 9:09 pm
    Maybe its just me always looking for improper techniques, whether this is just a recreation or not, did anyone else notice that no one was wearing gloves?
    Not cool...
  28. Profile photo of Asheren
    Asheren Male 18-29
    407 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 9:11 pm
    Gah. As Much as I want to do this, I have a wierd problem for things getting in my eye.

    I can`t even put eyedrops on, my eyes just STAY open, at all costs. My optometrist was going to put eyedrops, i ended up punching her face, because i HAVE to let them stay open..

  29. Profile photo of Neko_Sik
    Neko_Sik Female 18-29
    697 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 9:23 pm
    That looks SOOOOOOOOOO uncomfortable!!!!
  30. Profile photo of fillemorte
    fillemorte Female 18-29
    741 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 9:30 pm
    no no no no
  31. Profile photo of Winter_ICE_0
    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
    976 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 9:37 pm
    Correct me if I`m mistaken but you can also request to be put under as they do the surgery.
  32. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
    2345 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 9:40 pm
    Eesh, there was a video on here several months ago making it look MUCH worse...I think I might actually do this if it was that necessary / I am that lazy as to not use my contacts.
  33. Profile photo of handeman77
    handeman77 Male 40-49
    240 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 9:46 pm
    I had this surgery done in 12/05, fantastic! went from 20/350 to 20/20.
  34. Profile photo of ShadowRyder
    ShadowRyder Male 18-29
    2127 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 9:49 pm
    Damn that looks uncomfortable. I guess I`ll stick to my glasses for now =\
  35. Profile photo of maceizballin
    maceizballin Male 13-17
    904 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 9:57 pm
    sadly i think im getting this done
  36. Profile photo of mikhaillost
    mikhaillost Female 70 & Over
    538 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 10:07 pm
    I`d have to be asleep or I might try to kill the doctor...
  37. Profile photo of mikhaillost
    mikhaillost Female 70 & Over
    538 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 10:09 pm
    I am not worried about touching my own eye. I wear the FXeyes Sclera contacts and that is a good bit of work to get in... No It`s when other people are touching my eyes.
  38. Profile photo of drixishot
    drixishot Male 18-29
    369 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 10:32 pm
    bleh
  39. Profile photo of Svennysven
    Svennysven Female 18-29
    30 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 10:50 pm
    Ditto, mikhaillost, ditto.
  40. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4031 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 10:56 pm
    I`m still doing it, if I can.
    Apparently, according to my teacher, you just see grey for a while and it`s done.
  41. Profile photo of klgrl7681
    klgrl7681 Female 18-29
    70 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 11:02 pm
    That was kind of cool, but I don`t think I could do it.
  42. Profile photo of starfl4ke
    starfl4ke Female 18-29
    349 posts
    April 14, 2009 at 11:48 pm
    I tried watching a video of this before. I managed 5 seconds. I was supposed to be getting lasic. I`m not now I saw wtf they do!
  43. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
    3301 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 12:09 am
  44. Profile photo of mardraum
    mardraum Male 18-29
    220 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 12:27 am
    Don`t be a wuss, if you have the money, DO IT!
  45. Profile photo of Shanir
    Shanir Male 30-39
    1074 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 12:41 am
    i was laughing so much from being uncomfortable
  46. Profile photo of Zombiemike
    Zombiemike Male 18-29
    552 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 12:46 am
    I kind of want this surgery, but was that dude awake?
  47. Profile photo of BloodLimit
    BloodLimit Male 13-17
    118 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 1:42 am
    The funky music only stopped a Layer of WTF
  48. Profile photo of vorpalsword
    vorpalsword Male 18-29
    1452 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 1:58 am
    repost seen this before
  49. Profile photo of MrBowserPuff
    MrBowserPuff Male 13-17
    275 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 3:06 am
    I don`t think its all that bad. But I would want to be unconscious if I did this.
  50. Profile photo of SerFox
    SerFox Male 18-29
    276 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 3:18 am
    Being partially blind suffering from RP; the knowledge that I will go through this and possibly many other treatments should a way to fix RP come about is highly dicomforting... but if it means I have perfect or near perfect eyesight, it`s a few horrifying minutes conpared to the rest of my life...
  51. Profile photo of Shanir
    Shanir Male 30-39
    1074 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 4:42 am
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009 1:58:53 AM
    repost seen this before

    stfu

  52. Profile photo of Tisjokar
    Tisjokar Male 18-29
    985 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 4:51 am
    Fire teh lazor
  53. Profile photo of Wtfelo
    Wtfelo Male 13-17
    72 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 5:34 am
    Yeah, thanks, i really needed to see somebodys eye get ripped off
  54. Profile photo of smo
    smo Female 18-29
    351 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 5:50 am
    /me obsessivly blinks
  55. Profile photo of Mikey-EH
    Mikey-EH Male 18-29
    27 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 5:58 am
    Patient:- "Hey... doc... what you doing now...?

    Dr:(giggling) "Am Chargin` Mah Layzor..!"

    Patient:- "WHAT THE HELL!? I DIDNT KNOW YOU ACTUALLY USED A LAZOR! PUT MY FLAP ON... i feel exposed ¬_¬"

  56. Profile photo of Mikey-EH
    Mikey-EH Male 18-29
    27 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 6:04 am

  57. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3291 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 6:59 am
    No gloves?
  58. Profile photo of ilovetristan
    ilovetristan Female 18-29
    662 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 7:06 am
    I didn`t know they actually cut into your eye. D:
    I wanted this before.. but now I`m happy with my contacts.
  59. Profile photo of MrFibbles
    MrFibbles Male 18-29
    311 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 7:37 am
    the cutting a flap of your eye open put me off D:
  60. Profile photo of Giligadi
    Giligadi Male 40-49
    356 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 9:48 am
    I watched my ex g/f have this procedure. When the little puffs of smoke came up from her eyes, i felt a brief urge to get a little straw down in there so i could huff it up. Is that wrong?
  61. Profile photo of nakedshooter
    nakedshooter Male 13-17
    25 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 10:30 am
    OOOOHHH!! AAAAAWWW NOO!!!! OOOMG this made me cringe so many times. NO way, I`m getting contacts...

    Also, I loled at "I watched my ex g/f have this procedure. When the little puffs of smoke came up from her eyes, i felt a brief urge to get a little straw down in there so i could huff it up. Is that wrong?"

  62. Profile photo of TheLegend
    TheLegend Male 18-29
    84 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 10:43 am
    It reminded me of a clock work orange when he put that thing on his eye to keep it open
  63. Profile photo of Discomonkey
    Discomonkey Male 13-17
    1361 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 11:34 am
    ...Okay,

    ...someone get me my gloves, ill be in the operating room.

  64. Profile photo of ladyObored
    ladyObored Female 18-29
    408 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 11:50 am
    I can`t believe they don`t put you under for this, I would be freaking out. I can`t even put contacts in
  65. Profile photo of daisy822
    daisy822 Female 13-17
    1043 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 12:34 pm
    i feel slightly quezy....:-|
    my eyes began to water when they put the drops in...gah, i have to lie down...
  66. Profile photo of Cataclism0
    Cataclism0 Male 18-29
    212 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 1:14 pm
    "I kind of want this surgery, but was that dude awake?"


    of course, they dont want you to miss all the fun!

  67. Profile photo of Bioshocker
    Bioshocker Male 13-17
    593 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 1:23 pm
    I didn`t need to see that!
  68. Profile photo of the_windy
    the_windy Female 18-29
    1589 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 2:31 pm
    That ain`t right. O________O Nah-uh.
  69. Profile photo of BlueJack
    BlueJack Female 18-29
    385 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 2:39 pm
    sick! my eyes burn after watching this. the whole time i was waiting for the patient to sit up and start screaming. "MY EYES!"
  70. Profile photo of HarryBalszak
    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
    1590 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 2:48 pm
    My mom and sister both had Lasik. They tell me I should get it done.

    I can`t even watch commercials for eye drops. :-O

  71. Profile photo of PinkAndGreen
    PinkAndGreen Female 13-17
    917 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 3:29 pm
    Am I the only one who thought this was kind of neat?
  72. Profile photo of GEoDLeto
    GEoDLeto Male 30-39
    242 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 3:50 pm
    he was f**king awake! HE WAS F**KING AWAKE!

    There go my thoughts of having this done, unless they put a clamp on my mouth to stop me from screaming AAAAAAAAAHHHHH!! and pump me up with tranquilizers...

  73. Profile photo of outfire
    outfire Male 13-17
    524 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 3:56 pm
    not totally gross, but i think i`m going to stick to contacts lol.
  74. Profile photo of Sanclestia
    Sanclestia Female 30-39
    19 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 4:06 pm
    I effing LURVE this frakkin` show!
  75. Profile photo of firefliet
    firefliet Female 18-29
    1232 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 5:11 pm
    Frakking neat. I would do it if I weren`t so dratted poor.

    I`ve actually seen this before, it was just the Canadian version. I like his voice better...

  76. Profile photo of n0n
    n0n Male 18-29
    342 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 5:12 pm
    what makes it so terrifying is that you`re awake throughout the surgery - at least if they knock you out you don`t have to be aware of it. i can`t imagine being awake and having a guy place metal objects on my eye and cut it.
  77. Profile photo of Andmk
    Andmk Male 18-29
    7 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 5:22 pm
    I WOULD HAVE BEEN SCREAMING MY HEAD OFF
  78. Profile photo of BlooPikachu
    BlooPikachu Female 18-29
    346 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 5:38 pm
    Oh my god... never... drating never.
  79. Profile photo of clemsonrox
    clemsonrox Female 13-17
    131 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 6:04 pm
    I couldn`t even finish watching this. Right after the dude said " next they cut-" I went straight to the comments. I can`t stand that stuff. I couldn`t even stand the lady trying to put my contacts in at the eye docters back when I was 10. But it still freaks me out.
  80. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
    1630 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 7:39 pm
    wow! that was friggin awesome! i always thought they plopped you in the chair, some numbing drops and pewpewpew your done
  81. Profile photo of F1r3w0lf
    F1r3w0lf Male 13-17
    19 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 8:47 pm
    They`ve got some incision-free procedures now. I wonder if they`re any less disturbing.
  82. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
    603 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 9:20 pm
    I`m pretty sure that whoever came up with the idea to do this surgery was only joking. He couldn`t have thought it would actually work.
  83. Profile photo of Hiromi
    Hiromi Female 18-29
    1149 posts
    April 15, 2009 at 10:32 pm
    That was....quite....disturbing...my eyes...hurt just watching...that...
  84. Profile photo of FlamedNight
    FlamedNight Male 18-29
    395 posts
    April 16, 2009 at 2:35 pm
    EEEEWWWWWW gross :-\
  85. Profile photo of crimsonattck
    crimsonattck Male 18-29
    364 posts
    April 16, 2009 at 3:35 pm
    i assumed the same pew pew as dragosal
  86. Profile photo of zekumi
    zekumi Female 18-29
    400 posts
    April 16, 2009 at 6:53 pm
    We call it near-sighted and far-sighted here. =/
  87. Profile photo of natanielf
    natanielf Male 18-29
    22 posts
    April 17, 2009 at 12:44 am
    ARRRGH.... and i`m still thinking about doing it !?!
  88. Profile photo of Bananananana
    Bananananana Female 13-17
    80 posts
    April 17, 2009 at 7:49 am
    ...and the patient`s CONSCIOUS through all of that??
  89. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2065 posts
    April 18, 2009 at 2:01 pm
    Eek! I can`t watch it anymore!
  90. Profile photo of iLoveChoo
    iLoveChoo Female 18-29
    120 posts
    April 20, 2009 at 11:10 pm
    hahaha i`m pre-opt and we see the video all the time except now they use a laser to slice eye too. You don`t feel anything. However you can mess up your eye afterwards if you rub it while it`s still healing because they don`t stitch the flap back down obviously.
  91. Profile photo of bAnnAna
    bAnnAna Female 18-29
    138 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 11:18 am
    wow...i`m surprised i watched that without cringing
  92. Profile photo of Seaker
    Seaker Male 18-29
    113 posts
    May 12, 2009 at 6:04 pm
    It`s not that bad, the worst part of it was the drops they used to dilate the eye. I had it done almost a year ago. They used a laser to cut the flap on my eyes and they doped us up with Valium ahead of time to keep us calm.
  93. Profile photo of BrnishedLily
    BrnishedLily Female 18-29
    75 posts
    June 4, 2009 at 10:00 am
    That was really cool. ^_^
    I wouldn`t be able to be conscious cause I hate anything getting near my eyes except myself.

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