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[QUOTE=gmiyano]I had and have ZERO complications. Nothing. Not even dry eye.
It just goes to show you that if you go to a reputable doctor and spend a little more money, the chances of complications are decreased significantly.
It was worth every penny.

I hope this helps you people considering the procedure.
Some advice:

1) Don't listen to all these negative comments unless they provide all the details of their prescriptions, past history, etc.
The vast majority who go to reputable doctors have success.

2) Dont' go to the doctors who advertise cheap rates no matter how good they look on paper. Get testimonials if possible, or get references.

3) Don't read too many message boards. My mistake was that I read almost every existing board out there, and it just made me worry that much more.
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Gyimano,

I'm sorry, but I am going to have to disagree with your post. Just because things worked out for you, doesn't mean they are going to for everyone reading this. I have no problems with you sharing your success, but I felt that you stated alot of things wrong. For [COLOR="Red"](some of) edited by mod1[/COLOR] those of us unfortunate to have long term problems, it is not because we we didn't do our research or went to lousy doctors. It is because we were the unlucky few who the procedure did not work out for. I've said it a million times, and I will say it again, THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES WITH LASIK. No matter how good your doctor is, no matter how many successful surgeries they have performed, no matter how much you pay, and no matter how good of a candidate you are, there is still a chance that things will go wrong. I will not argue with you that the large majority of people do just fine, because that is usually how it goes. However, people need to be informed before they have this surgery. They need to read message boards and realize that complications are possible and that they can be devastating. They need to be made aware of what can go wrong and THEN decide whether or not they are willing to take the risk with their eyes.

Lasik is NOT an overnight miracle. I'm not trying to scare you, but I was happy with my surgery at 72 hours as well. I was very happy with my surgery at 6 weeks post-op. It wasn't until my nerves started healing and I could feel how painfully dry my eyes were, that I realized something wasn't right. 11 months later, I'm still in the same boat. Again, this is not the case for the majority of people, but it DOES happen, and people need to know about it so they can make an informed decision. I am glad that you are happy with your surgery so far, and I hope that your recovery continues to go smoothly (as it most likely will). I just did not agree with your reasoning and felt the need to point that out. I believe that one of the doctors that you were considering (Dr. R.M) was the surgeon who perfomered comedian Kathy Griffin's surgery. (do not suggest websites) A good doctor does not always equal a good outcome, and people need to know that.

Michelle





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