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Question and Answer with Dr. Green

What is the recovery time for Lasik Surgery?

Minimal, most patients see better the minute they come out from under the Visx laser. I tell my patients to expect some fog, haze or blur initially but if they go home and take a nap the vision will be better when they wake up and better the next morning. Most patients drive themselves to the office the next day.


When Should I Have Cataract Surgery?

You should have cataract surgery when you are symptomatic. This means your vision is interfering with your daily life-preventing  you from doing what you like to do. At first problems are noted with night and/or distance vision even while wearing proper corrective lens.


Is Lasik Safe?

Yes! LASIK has been around many years. It is approved by the armed forces. I have personally done LASIK on my own children. LASIK has been around more than 20 years and over 40 million procedures performed in the United States and even more worldwide.


Why are my eyes always so dry?

Most millennials spend a significant portion of their day on smart electronic devices. It has been shown we only blink 60% of normal when using these devices. Eyelids are windshield wipers taking dirty tears off and putting clean ones on causing blurring, discomfort, and fatigue.


I am getting migraines and I am so sensitive to light. What can I do?

The best thing for migraines is to see your neurologist to determine the etiology and the best treatment option for you.

What is the difference between Lasik and PRK?

LASIK and PRK are done with the same corrective laser however in LASIK the cornea is reshaped a thin flap of tissue created by the femtosecond laser (the corneal flap). With PRK the correction is done on the front surface of the cornea (bowman’s layer) after epithelium (the thin skin of the cornea is removed). After LASIK recovery is immediate whereas with PRL best corrected vision will be obtained after 5-10 days secondary  to the healing process.

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