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Old 02-07-2020, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by CarnivalGal View Post
I know this is an old thread, but I thought I'd reply. I had LASIK done 17 years ago, and it's absolutely the best thing I ever did. I had worn glasses / contacts since childhood (I was about 30 when I did it). My uncorrected vision was 20/750. That's not a typo. I couldn't even see the big E on the top of the eye chart. After the surgery, it was 20/20 in one eye and 20/15 in the other. I literally cried tears of joy. I would say anyone considering having this done should do it.

Very simple procedure, and I had no complications.
I've worked as an ophthalmic technician and optician all my professional career and had LASIK myself in 2000. I am normally an advocate until I discovered an unintended bad side effect decades later. A few weeks ago I was diagnosed with Fuch's Dystrophy, a serious genetic corneal disease that doesn't manifest itself until a person's 40s or 50s. I will need a bilateral corneal transplant in a few years. People with Fuch's should not get LASIK as it weakens the cornea. Had I known I would develop it, I would not have had the procedure.
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