erbium:YAG laser

erbium:YAG laser

Surgery A laser for skin resurfacing and tissue sculpting, for general surgical use, for incision, excision, coagulation and vaporization of soft tissues, including subcutaneous, striated and smooth muscle, cartilage meniscus, calculi, mucosa, lymph nodes and vessels, organs glands

Patient discussion about erbium:YAG laser

Q. Should I have eye laser surgery? I am 17 and have been wearing glasses since I was a kid. I was thinking of having an eye laser surgery in order to fix my eyesight. What are the risks?

A. i had the surgery done almost a year and a half ago, i love it,the risk is minamal,do it,u won"t regret it,i now have 20/15 vision, and i was blind as a bat before,20/15 is over perfect vision!!!!!!!!!!!!

Q. Is there a laser vision correction operation that will correct both near and farsightedness? My optometrist said that typical laservision would require that I wear glasses for reading since it only corrects farsightedness. I'm leery of the technique of doing only one eye for distance and leaving the other "as is" for reading. I seem to recall a brief news report of some new laser vision technique that corrects both near- and farsightedness. Is that true or were they referring to the "one eye for closeup and one eye for distance" type of correction that I'm skeptical about? Thanks!!

A. my mother-in-law had that done about a yeara ago,for both near and far,they make them the oppisite,i had my near sightness fixed two years ago and i love it should of done it sooner.....

Q. I may have to undergo Laser Acupuncture next week. I am taking medicines for the heart attack I had last year and on my sons wish I am following acupuncture and after observation I may have to undergo Laser Acupuncture next week….I am afraid that this laser can lead to cancer …..And I also worried about the impact and effect of the medicine which I am taking…though my attack is in control will it be good to go for laser.?

A. Yes…This treatment is proved successful in many patients and you will have benefits too with this. They use laser to control the disease and it cannot cause cancer so don’t worry. Laser is being used in the treatment and it will not have any negative results in you. Just follow the medicines which you are currently taking and you will be guided with post surgery medications later.

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