Sunday, December 21, 2008

...LASIK, anyone?

LASIK, not LASTIK ok...
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a procedure/surgery meant to correct vision problems.
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i read with much interest about LASIK in today's Mingguan Utusan (HERE). for those of you wearing specs or contact lens with power more than 300, my advice you better opt for LASIK. first, make sure their (eyes) power is stable for at least 2-3 years, no diabetes and of course - got money in both pockets (other than you must have eyes). yes, LASIK is the most preferred with great success for you yang dah fed-up/hate wearing glasses.
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(one of the reasons i quit playing rugby was due to eyesight problem (you can't really play good rugby with spec/lens bro...). Without "eyes", you can't catch the ball properly, always fumble and tend to lose the ball. and the coach/teammates cursed you like hell. and before they kick you butt, better for you to quit la...)
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i did my LASIK for both eyes in 2004 (lupa date...but it was sometime in May/June - still remember my x-boss asked me to go for a biz trip to India, in which i asked for replacement).
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the lasik procedure was so simple. first, i went to see the (LASIK) doctor, asked for advice. detailed check-up for both eyes especially the thickness of the cornea (kalau nipis - maaf, tak boleh). So, Alhamdulillah my eyes suitable OK for LASIK procedure. Then, block/book for operation day (my case - 2 weeks after that). You must make sure body/health condition is perfect for the D day.
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The LASIK took about 15 minutes - 7 minutes for each. (during the procedure, a laser countours the cornea). Best....relax je...you will listen the laser doing the job - reshaping your eye lens. WARNING!!! Don't move your head during LASIK ops, otherwise the laser will shoot at your nose or forehead... ohhh stupid act ha ha ha
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it took almost two weeks to heal completely (my case la, orang lain ada yang satu minggu je...) but to be frank, it didn't limit my daily activities/schedule/work/life. but for better result, don't swim/sunbathe for a month or two. during the period you must put drops in your eyes (supaya mata tak kering).
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The LASIK cost then was RM3,400 for both eyes. And in today's paper the cost dah jadi RM6K to RM12K... buat duit betui...
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(...oh ye..the funny thing is that the doctor that LASIK me is still wearing specs, nak wat camana kannnn...)
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---1 tips nak jaga kesihatan mata -- banyakkan makan carrot/blueberry/kiwi ---

8 comments:

aaapit said...

summimasen!!!6k-12k..tak mampu laaa...byk bnda penting yg perlu disalurkan terlebih dahulu...

Shah Jehan said...

Thanks so much for the elaborate explanation on LASIK. Some people are horrified at the procedure. Ya la, invasion to the eye, the soft tissue in our bodies. Since the costs have increased over the years, can we say the procedure is more refined now? Hopefully lah :)

tajudin said...

aaapit. 4 tahun lepas RM3K-RM5K, la ni RM6K-RM12K, tengok le tahun 2012 mesti jejak RM15K punya...

tajudin said...

no worry, the success rate is high. if not, after procedure you have to wear specs semula la...

Ujie said...

tu la pasal...bile baca 12k rega LASIK tu...cemana nak kompol duit nih..nak kawen lagik..tp mmg berhajat sangat nak buat..maklumlah..power 700-800 dah ni..sikit lg tak nampak ape..huhu..kalo kat HUKM mahal cam tu gak ke??

tajudin said...

ujie, elok u buat kalau power dah jejak 800. takkan nak tunggu power jejak 8,000 baru nak buat.

you cuba HUKM tanya berapa, rasanya murah sikit kot. tanya-tanya dulu. mana tau ada skim bayar ansuran ke...

tapi, memang elok buat.

Ujie said...

Ape beza LASIK ngan LASEK..ni url pricing dr HUKM

http://www.optimax.com.my/index.php?load=com_content&itemid=4&mid=4

tajudin said...

cik ujie, lasek den tak ponah dongar la pulak...

bunyi macam larek je...larek gasing he he he...

you consult dr optimax tu, tanya la habis-habisan...