Re: [OM] Diopters, Glasses, etc. and Lasik

Subject: Re: [OM] Diopters, Glasses, etc. and Lasik
From: "John Hermanson" <omtech@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 08:38:44 -0500
I said 50% were unhappy with the results, not that 50% had worsened vision
because of it, though part of the 50 0id. Halos around point light sources
(like a street light) were a common complaint.  many could no longer drive
at night because of it.
This info from a (at the time) up to date, heavily researched newspaper
article, not internet fodder or rumor.

John  Hermanson
Camtech, Olympus Service since 1977.
21 South Lane,  Huntington NY 11743-4714
631-424-2121 http://www.zuiko.com
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Fildes" <afildes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2000 1:11 AM
Subject: Re: [OM] Diopters, Glasses, etc. and Lasik

| >Last time I read anything about laser eye surgery was that about 500f
| >people getting it were not happy with the results, some ending up with
| >vision than when they went in AND the new damage could not be corrected.
| >Has this changed with lasik?
| >
| >John  Hermanson
| I think the major improvement with Lasik is the use of the covering flap -
| this is supposed to keep any surface scarring out of the centre, as well
| make it less unpleasant (no real pain but it brings new meaning to the
| discomfort!)
| I heard a lot of horror stories too but found myself surrounded by happy
| customers (well, half a dozen), mostly middle-aged women, who were
| delighted, including those who'd had the earlier surface treatment.
| I think the key is time - I was astonished for a week until the novelty
| wore off, very unsatisfied for about two months until I finished the eye
| drops and mildly unsatisfied until the six month mark. The surgeon (nor
| promotional material) did not mention that I would not be fully settled
| adjusted for six months. Now I'm quite happy. If the surveys were carried
| out less than six months after the op. the results would be a bit
| 50% worse off - now that's silly! Who's asking them, ambulance chasing
| Andrew

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