Questions for Your Refractive Surgeon

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What questions should I ask my refractive surgeon?

Questions for Your Refractive Surgeon

Refractive surgery is a permanent process that could affect your sight for the rest of your life. It's a good idea to consult with more than one surgeon or clinic before making a final decision. Questions to ask your refractive surgeon include:

-- How many surgeries of this type have you performed?

-- What laser will be used for my surgery? Is it FDA-approved for this procedure?

-- Who will be responsible for my preoperative and postoperative care?

-- Will I need glasses after my treatment?

-- What percentage of your patients achieve vision of 20/40 or better after surgery?

-- What percentage of your patients have required followup enhancement surgery?

-- What do you charge for enhancement surgery?

-- What tests will you perform before the surgery? (The surgeon should test for corneal thickness and dry eye, at a minimum.)

-- What certifications do you hold that apply to this surgery?

   

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