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    Old 09-02-2007, 07:40 AM   #1
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    A few questions about my Lasik consultation.

    On Tuesday, I'm going in for a Lasik consultation with Dr. Louis Probst at the TLC Laser Center in Westchester, IL. From what I've read, Dr. Probst seems to be very accomplished. He's done of 80, 000 Lasik surgerys, has written several books discussing Lasik, has performed surgery while on live news telecasts, and is a member of the American Association of Opthamologists.
    1). Does anyone have any opinions regarding Dr. Probst or TLC?
    2). What questions should I ask at the consultation?
    3). Is the intralase method worth the extra money?

     
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    Old 09-02-2007, 11:14 AM   #2
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    Re: A few questions about my Lasik consultation.

    Ask him to be truthful about recovery time! Mine told me I would be back to normal right away and would see great the next morning! Not true! Ask about the dry eyes and drops every hour. Can you sleep for a week with the plastic shields over your eyes? What will they do if you don't come out with 20/20? Will you need reading glasses? How long will your eyeballs be sore ( mine still are at 3 weeks post op).

    I had wavefront lasik at a TLC Center ( my doc contracts with them). I had starbursts and halos for a couple of weeks ( better now). I still have blurriness in one eye. They say it might get better. My doc told me he had only had ONE patient who wasn't 20/20. Well, if that's true - I'm number 2!

    You might do great. But - think about the risk. I really traded one pair of glasses for another.... but at least it's kept me out of bifocals....for a while, anyway.

    I will say the TLC people were nice and the facility comfortable. The procedure was quick - but not pain free. Just a little uncomfortable. They did their best to make me comfortable.

    I wish you all the best.

     
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