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

Subject: Re: [OM] Re: [OT] Diopters, Glasses, etc. and Lasik
From: Larry <halpert@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 18:00:31 -0500
Wow! All adding up to about an hour and a half of actual exam time (waiting
room not counted). 1000 bucks an hour! amazing.
Andrew Fildes wrote:

> 20 mins each side for the actual horizontal procedure under a machine that
> looks like it cost a couple of mill. Each side was done on different days -
> i.e. two operations. There were two consultations and two detailed
> examinations previously including corneal contour mapping (another
> expensive machine!) and five checks afterwards. Apart from the specialist
> surgeon, three other professionals and about fifteen ancilliary staff were
> also involved. It cost me approx US$1500. Doesn't sound too steep. An
> arthroscopy on one knee cost me about two thirds of one eye and was a much
> cruder procedure, albeit longer, with less expensive machinery.
> I'm not promoting the procedure - just trying to counter the 'unfair
> criticism based on unreasonable expectation' response, as well as the
> 'tabloid horror story' urban myth response. It's a surgical procedure -
> results aren't ever perfect, most people are happy, some aren't happy
> regardless because they thought it would be perfect and some get a poor
> result.
> Andrew (my knee still hurts a bit!)
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