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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Just woke up from my Doc enforce afternoon nap....... Must said, the Ops was quick and rather painless (only my wallet crying now). Vision is still kind of blur, like wearing glass inside a very cold A/C room..... and then stepping out into a warm wet afternoon... all 'Fog' up. But I can still see well enough to go home on my own by MRT (after some shopping). Hopefully by tomorrow.... the 'Fog' will clear up more.....

    Halo around bright light/object.... this part is slightly driving me nuts. My whole LCD monitor is glowing like crazy.... finding it kind of hard to look at it. But again, its just the 1st day....

    Btw TS..... THE FLAP DOES HEAL... within a week. I have to sleep with 'Eye-Guard' for the next 1 week.... and according to the Doc, my FLAP should be heal by then.
    wa!!! think i will go for a check up soon too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake View Post
    wa!!! think i will go for a check up soon too!

    Ooh.... by the way, Shinagawa Laski Centre just increased their prices to around $3K++. I have to remaind the counter girls that my 1st appointment was on the 12th of Nov, during their promotion period therefore should contuine to paid the promotion price..... and they agreed with me. My total bill for today is $2602.78 including GST. 12 month 0% interest free credit card installment is $216.99 per month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Ooh.... by the way, Shinagawa Laski Centre just increased their prices to around $3K++. I have to remaind the counter girls that my 1st appointment was on the 12th of Nov, during their promotion period therefore should contuine to paid the promotion price..... and they agreed with me. My total bill for today is $2602.78 including GST. 12 month 0% interest free credit card installment is $216.99 per month.
    Erm....today's "Today" advert so big....both eyes Lasik should be 2500+with GST....I think you need to call up and attend the preview to enjoy the promo Btw Dr Lee Sao Bin is very nice chap....he even squeeze me into his busy schedule over the weekend so that I dont need to apply leave
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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Ooh.... by the way, Shinagawa Laski Centre just increased their prices to around $3K++. I have to remaind the counter girls that my 1st appointment was on the 12th of Nov, during their promotion period therefore should contuine to paid the promotion price..... and they agreed with me. My total bill for today is $2602.78 including GST. 12 month 0% interest free credit card installment is $216.99 per month.
    wa... now need to check around for the best price!
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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Well..... going for my 2pm appointment soon. Hope won't be 'Blind' by a "Opps" kind of suitation. Wish me Luck !!

    Good Luck
    Let us know how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kahuna View Post
    Erm....today's "Today" advert so big....both eyes Lasik should be 2500+with GST....I think you need to call up and attend the preview to enjoy the promo Btw Dr Lee Sao Bin is very nice chap....he even squeeze me into his busy schedule over the weekend so that I dont need to apply leave
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    Did mine in Shinagawa in May this year and now have 6/6 vision. But there is some leftover astigmatism. But doesnt really affect me.

    nonamesg, dont worry too much. I have lao hua but didnt opt for the monovision to correct my lao hua. I've been using spectacles for about 30 yrs and its so much joy to wake up every morning not hunting for my specs. Just open eye..... every thing is clear!!!
    But you need to go for the check-up to find out if you are suitable or not.

    Now can spend my money on Oakley sunglass instead of spectacles.

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    $2-3K for a life changing experience is priceless...If given a choice, I'll give up all my cam gear in a heartbeat in exchange. Guess I'm just not so passionate..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamseeker View Post
    Now can spend my money on Oakley sunglass instead of spectacles.
    agree with u on this...been spending a lot on Oakleys since my ops!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolsigg View Post
    agree with u on this...been spending a lot on Oakleys since my ops!

    Hahaha... I already have 3 pair of Oakley before my Ops. Just got myself a brand new 'Radar' before the Ops as kind of a 'Good Luck' charm that I could still use it. Today, I'm going to wear my new Oakley for my Post Ops review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antacid View Post
    my op came with a 3-year "warranty", stating that if i require any corrective surgery within 3 years, it will be free. the benchmark is "legal driving limit".
    Is the legal driving limit is 6/9 or 6/12?

    Quote Originally Posted by shiruikage View Post
    wat i heard is the eye surgeon there better than jb one. cheaper somemore. they say it's a medical holiday or something with hotels and stay a few days to monitor conditions or smt.

    was at the optometrist just now, to recheck my specs. turns out the first optometrist mis-diagnosed(?) my diopter rating. instead of increasing, it went down from 420 to 250! a couple more years, it'll be back to zero! yeah! oni problem is...astigmatism went up over 200.

    so...wait a few more years can save on lasik! hahahha!
    Have you asked about the increase in astigmatism and why there is a change in refractive error? It should stabilise around 20 years old, usually.

    Quote Originally Posted by coolsigg View Post
    its even better if u already have stabilised "lao hua" or long sightedness. what the surgeon did for my sister is to correct one eye and leave the other eye with minor myopia (iirc, around 200+). in this case, the eyes will adjust accordingly/automatically and she has no need to wear reading glasses.

    younger folks who corrected both their eyes to 6/6 will have to wear reading glass later on...
    Long sightedness =/= lao hua.

    Lao hua is presbyopia, which is the inability to change the focusing power of the eye.

    You can be short sighted and be lao hua as well - which means that you can only see near, but is not able to change the focusing power to see far.

    Correcting one eye to 6/6 without corrective spectacles or contact lens and leaving the other eye with myopia will reduce the perception of depth (stereopsis), but gives the patient the ability to see both near and far in future when prebyopia sets in.


    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Btw TS..... THE FLAP DOES HEAL... within a week. I have to sleep with 'Eye-Guard' for the next 1 week.... and according to the Doc, my FLAP should be heal by then.
    The epithelial layer of the cornea heals within a week but since the cut is down to the stromal layer which they 'laser away' part of, it would probably take longer than that to heal, but the integrity should be enough to do away with bandage contact lenses or 'eye-guards' etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timolol View Post

    Have you asked about the increase in astigmatism and why there is a change in refractive error? It should stabilise around 20 years old, usually.
    i wondered about that and asked about it. the optometrist is as stumped as i am. for the first few years of my spec wearing days, my 'power' increases nearly 100 yearly, then it starts to drop...but astigmatism increases lor.
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    3rd Day after Ops....

    My Hazy & Blury vision have improved alot from the 1st day. My 1st Post Ops check up yesterday was good, with no sign of infection. The Halo effect is still there.... not too sure is it getting better, or I'm more used to it now... but is affecting me less.

    Next check up.... 15th of DEC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiruikage View Post
    i wondered about that and asked about it. the optometrist is as stumped as i am. for the first few years of my spec wearing days, my 'power' increases nearly 100 yearly, then it starts to drop...but astigmatism increases lor.
    Conditions like cotical cataracts, central serous maculopathy, can cause a hyperopic shift.

    Keratoconus can cause large changes in astigmatism.

    Just FYI.

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    did mine during July 2009 at Shinagawa

    loved it.

    the halo... hmmm
    a bit lo..
    but after a while, got used to it... if you dun mentioned, i will not realised..
    and assumed lights always appear halo during the night...

    +500 in both eyes to 6/6


    BTW,
    i just receieved a voucher from Shinagawa,
    expires end march 2010
    $200 value to offset the bill
    willing to let go at $100.... (cos my family/good friend/wife dunwan it)

    pm me if any1 keen ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by porkypig View Post
    did mine during July 2009 at Shinagawa

    BTW,
    i just receieved a voucher from Shinagawa,
    expires end march 2010
    $200 value to offset the bill
    willing to let go at $100.... (cos my family/good friend/wife dunwan it)

    pm me if any1 keen ok
    sold to a nice lady,
    who's doing her operation tomorrow morning.

    Wish her all the best!

    mod,
    sorry to OT.

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