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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 12
03-16-2010, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Capulet View Post
What is wrong with having your eyelids taped to the back of your head so they can lean a high powered laser against your eyeballs and fire it repeatedly directly into your brain. That and the newness of the whole process and lack of long term data sounds like a blast to me
[ignoring hyperbole above] Well, the laser doesn't go past the cornea (the very front of the eye), and couldn't go into your brain. [/ignoring hyperbole above]

The 10 year data has been released (Lasik got FDA approval in early '96), and so far things seem to be staying stable. The procedure was approved in the early 90's in Canada, so they're past the 15-year mark. From what I can see in my practice as an eye doctor, eyes and vision are staying pretty stable, aside from the inevitable 'my arms are too short' thing that happens to all of us in our 40's, with or without surgery.