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Dr. Yuna Rapoport

Best Gear For LASIK Patients

After the LASIK, or laser assisted in situ keratomileusis, procedure is performed, and LASIK patients say goodbye to their glasses and contact lenses once and for all, I get asked what medical and other gear these patients should get in the long term. Here is my summary. Best Eye Drops for LASIK Patients Optimizing dry eye ahead of the LASIK

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Lasik
Dr. Yuna Rapoport

Different Lasik Patients: What to Know by Age Groups & Existing Conditions

I frequently get asked questions about LASIK, or Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, by patients who want to know specifics based on their specific conditions. Below, I will address risks and benefits of the LASIK procedure as reported by the food and drug administration, based on different co-existing conditions of patients The “Average” LASIK Patient While the average age of LASIK

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Lasik
Dr. Yuna Rapoport

Corneal Cross-Linking FAQs

We see many patients in the office who need corneal collagen cross linking procedure from two reasons: progressive keratoconus and corneal ectasia following refractive surgery. Here are some other frequent questions asked by patients about CXL procedure: What is Corneal Cross Linking? Corneal Collagen cross linking is an FDA approved procedure that strengthens the collagen fibers in the corneal tissue

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Lasik
Dr. Yuna Rapoport

Is Lasik Safe?

I get asked this question all the time by LASIK patients and wanted to address this in this post about whether LASIK, or laser assisted in situ keratomileusis,  is safe, what the risks and benefits are, and what the long term patient satisfaction and chance of 20/20 vision are. In a nutshell, yes, LASIK, the most common type of laser

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Lasik
Dr. Yuna Rapoport

LASIK FAQs Answered

Are there any health benefits to laser eye surgery, aside from vision improvements? Yes. The main health benefits have to do with no longer wearing contact lenses and eliminating the risks that are associated with contact lens wear. Even with perfect use of daily contact lenses (which allow more oxygen to permeate to the cornea than weeklies or biweeklies), taking

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Lasik
Dr. Yuna Rapoport

Does Insurance Cover LASIK?

One question that is frequently asked over and over is “Does Insurance Cover LASIK.” Unfortunately, there is no medical insurance plan that covers LASIK, since it is considered completely elective. Similarly to how insurance plans do not cover glasses, contacts, or cosmetic procedures, LASIK is considered an elective procedure. While there are certain instances in which LASIK may be indicated

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