LASIK Report

By: Babalaba Dingdong

 

Intro

Ever got tired of wearing glasses? Well this report is about a piece of technology called LASIK. In the first few paragraphs you might think that this technology might be a bit boring but just read it please. You can find out what it is, How it works, who invented it, since when have they been doing it, the cost, is it worth it, and maybe even some doctors that do LASIK surgery. If you want to get LASIK surgery, read on.

What is LASIK and how does it work

What is LASIK? You might ask what LASIK is. Well, I will tell you.  LASIK is a surgery for your eyes so you can see better and you donŐt have to wear contacts or glasses to see well. You might be wondering what LASIK stands for. Well according to Wikipedia foundation LASIK stands for Laser –Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis.  Try to say that tens times fast. If you actually do it, then record it and contact me and I will buy you a king sized candy bar (not really).

How does it work? LASIK uses lasers for surgery. During the surgery they cut out a flap from the stroma of the eye. In the words of Wikipedia encyclopedia Ň stroma is the connective, non function supportive frame work of a biological cell tissue, or organ.Ó After they do that they use an excimer laser to reshape the cornea. In the words of wikipedia free encyclopedia Ňcornea is a transparent front part of your eye that covers the iris, pupil.Ó

       Does age matter? If you want to get LASIK, then age does matter.  According to Dello Russo Laser Vision if you want to get LASIK then you need to be at least 18 years old.  If you are not at least that old, then LASIK could probably damage your eyes.  Also, if you are not at least 18 years old then you might not be able to afford to have LASIK, because I donŐt think that your parents would want to pay for you to have LASIK.  Though if you are 18 or older then you probably will have a job and you can probably pay most of the hospital bills.

History

One of the questions that you might ask is who invented LASIK.  (If so then score one for the good personJ) Well, then the answer according to wikipedia foundation inc. it is Dr. Ioannis Pallikaris.  Very weird name donŐt you agree?  They invented LASIK because people started getting annoyed with glasses so Dr. Ioannis Pallikaris decided to invent something that makes it so you donŐt have to wear glasses anymore. People got really happy with this surgery so it got famous.

Another frequently asked question is when did people start doing LASIK? Well, according to locateadoc.com Medical Staff Writers the year when people started doing LASIK was in 1993.  Can you guess where it was?  It you donŐt know, then I will just tell you.  I believe, and so do many other people, that the very first person to perform LASIK performed it right here in the United States.  Cool, donŐt you think?  I sure do.  

 LASIK Doctors, Cost, Is it Worth it.

Doctors that deal with LASIK.  If you are thinking of getting LASIK surgery here are a few doctors. These are really good doctors. There is Dr. Steve Updergraff and Dr. Glen Kawesch. These are very good doctors as I have said before. These Doctors are actually called Ophthalmologist according to Locateadoc.com Medical Staff Writers. So if you go onto the Internet look up Ophthalmologist donŐt look up Dr. Glen Kawesch or Dr. Steve Updergraff. 

The cost of getting a LASIK surgery.  According to Locateadoc.com Medical Staff Writers a surgery will usually cost around 1,700 dollars. Unless you get a good deal with someone or a company. Also if you have insurance they might cover some. There are some places where they do each eye for like around 200 dollars.

What you should think about if youŐre thinking of getting     LASIK surgery. If you are thinking of getting LASIK surgery there are not a lot of risks. But there are a few according to LASIK Mainframe. If something goes wrong in a surgery you might have to get another one, but you donŐt have to. But it is way better if you do. Getting LASIK surgery is worth it. According to Carol Lewis it might cost a lot but it is worth it.

 

Conclusion

Know what do you think of LASIK? Still think itŐs boring? I hope you liked my report. If you are bored and annoyed with glasses I suggest you get LASIK surgery.  Now that you know some stuff about LASIK I suggest you get it. Thank you for reading my report.

 

 

 


Bibliography

 

      

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Bibliography

Source:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epi-LASIK

Author:

Wikipedia Foundation Inc.

Title:

Epi-LASIK

Date of retrieval:

24-Apr-07

Brief Summary:

In the first paragraph you will find out what LASIK is for, what it is, what it does and who invented it. As always Wikipedia is a great website.

 

 

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Bibliography

Source:

http://www.locateadoc.com/articles.cfm/372/1277

Author:

LocateADoc.com Medical Staff Writers

Title:

Cost

Date of retrieval:

24-Apr-07

Brief Summary:

This is a nice article it even has a few pictures. It tells you a lot about LASIK.

 

 

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Bibliography

Source:

http://www.lasikmainframe.com/discount_lasik_dangers.htm

Author:

LASIK Mainframe

Title:

Discount LASIK Dangers

Date of retrieval:

4/25/07

Brief Summary:

This is a nice article that tells you what can go wrong when you get LASIK eye surgery. It tells you a experience that a lady had with LASIK eye surgery,

 

 

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Bibliography

Source:

http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/1998/498_eye.html

Author:

Lewis, Carol

Title:

Laser Eye Surgery: Is It Worth Looking Into?

Date of retrieval:

04/27/07

Brief Summary:

This is an article that tells you about LASIK surgery. It tells you a story of a person that had LASIK eye surgery.

 

 

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Bibliography

Source:

http://www.lasikfaq.com/display.php?q

Author:

Dello Russo Laser Vision

Title:

LASIKFAQ.com

Date of retrieval:

05/01/07

Brief Summary:

This is a article that if you have any question you just have to ask and they will answer

 

 

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Bibliography

Source:

http://www.lasikeyesurgerycorrection.com/

Author:

Axis host

Title:

What is LASIK

Date of retrieval:

05/01/07

Brief Summary:

This website tells you a lot about LASIK, it is very nice.