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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:44 pm

mloy wrote:
Salty Dog wrote:
i did mine 10 years ago and for the first time, i felt that i was superman with bionic eyes. i could zoom into the car plate of a car 30-50m away and read the number clearly while driving.

Over the years, the bionic eyes started to lose power. I can still drive and do everything without glasses, but can hardly see where the ball land these days....

Hi Salty Dog, if I remember correctly I thought I saw you wearing glasses for the anniversay game.

I have thought of doing it but was afraid of the procedure (afraid of needle coming to my eyes affraid sure blink one). As my degree is not high I decided to live with it and just wear the daily disposable contact lenses for my golf games.

Hi mloy,

Yes, i did. You are so observant. It was supposed to be a sunglasses with transition lens, but it looks like a bookworm glasses as the lens are not dark enough. I only wear that when i play golf. Looks super "ah pek" i know. kekekeke.

The lasik is pretty scary, especially 10 years ago. I'm sure they have improved a lot. In any case, i don't think i will go for it the second time. Better use the money to get some coaching to learn to play better golf so that i can play out of the fairway more, and don't need to look for balls in the rough. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:57 pm

Salty Dog: becareful..mloy "eyeing" you already, she discovered many are afraid to play with her and looking for fresh meat.

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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:00 pm

Salty, LASIK can be done more than once? I was told it was a one-off thing, you can only pull this off once in your life

If you guys don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for the LASIK op?
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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:30 pm

eden wrote:
Salty Dog: becareful..mloy "eyeing" you already, she discovered many are afraid to play with her and looking for fresh meat.


Bro Eden, I'm still a beginner lah, so cannot qualify to compete with anyone so i'm safe. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:27 pm

I did mine with Dr Leonard Ang, Premium Lasik Surgery Clinic at paragon, more costly than most, but since he was reputable and its EYEs we are talking about, i rather pay more and go for a good doctor than try and save a bit of money and end up regretting later if results turn out not favourable.

Was 650degree with 150astig on each eye, corrected to 6/6 now. I did the surgery when i just picked up golf in august last year.


No Regrets and love the new found freedom from specs. About night driving....erm some pple who have sat my car can attest that i can drive quite fast at night with perfect confidence. Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:28 pm

eiji - define 'costly' - SGD8k? SGD3k? (both eyes)
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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:29 pm

ghoonk wrote:
Salty, LASIK can be done more than once? I was told it was a one-off thing, you can only pull this off once in your life

If you guys don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for the LASIK op?

Yes you can do corrective surgery if 1st time is not ideal, but I think u must do it within 100 days or something. Your surgeon will tell you.

Price is now almost standard, advertised in newspapers frequently - $1,999 for 2 eyes, less than $2,000. In 2002, I did 2 eyes for $4,000+, same day surgery for both eyes.

Also, your eyes will not blink during operation- they insert a mechnical ring around inside of your eye lids so you cannot blink at all. Important thing is you must not move your eye ball when the laser is cutting your cornea. You will know because you will be asked to focus on a red dot.








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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:32 pm

mine was 4k for both eyes, doing Wavefront Custom Bladeless. there's a variety of different lasik.


Four types of operations done here
A 2006 study by the Ministry of Health lists these types of Lasik procedures done in Singapore:

Standard Lasik
A microkeratome (knife) is used to make a hinged flap in the cornea. Tissue is then removed based on the patient's refraction (the ability of the eye to refract light that enters it to form an image on the retina) prior to the operation.

Wavefront-guided Lasik with microkeratome flap
A wavefront evaluation is first used to assess the entire optical characteristics of the eye before treatment is customised to the eye. The flap is made with a knife. Wavefront-guided Lasik is a new technology that provides an advanced method of measuring optical distortions in the eye.

Bladeless Lasik without wavefront evaluation
Corneal flap is made with a laser, instead of a knife. Corneal tissue is removed depending on the pre-operative refractive error.

Wavefront-guided Lasik with bladeless flap
A wavefront evaluation is first used to assess the entire optical characteristics of the eye before treatment is customised to the eye. Corneal flap is made with a laser (bladeless).

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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:34 pm

what freedrop did was the microkeratome flap, using a blade to cut the flap, i did bladeless, basically using laser to cut the flat, its a bit less intimidating compared to using the blade.

U are wide awake throughout the op.

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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:38 pm

which has the lowest risk? Will they be able to do anything about astig? Mine is around 200, i think.

also, how long is the op, i.e. the time spent staring at the red dot?
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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:40 pm

Is LASIK insurance claimable?
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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:41 pm

op is fast, think 10-15mins, its all over real quick, i have 150astig, so 200 should be ok, it depends on your cornea thickness.

Lowest risk, don't do op. All operations carry a risk and some complications. Bro, go to the eye clinic and have your eye checked for suitability and also to learn more about the different risks and complications involved. Its very low risk but the decision is still yours to make, its not an essential thing to do, more of a lifestyle choice, something like plastic surgery.

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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:44 pm

okay, so you recommend Leonard Ang? Julien Theng?

eiji - i think you got me sold. With all the time i spend in the sun playing golf, i am starting to see spots and eyes are strained in the office. Seriously thinking of getting eyes fixed and wearing proper shades for eye protection.
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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:48 pm

I have 1 retina that doesn't really work properly anymore... Had an accident a couple of years back so the retina doesn't retract much under bright lights... Does anyone know if I would be a candidate for Lasik?
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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:48 pm

ghoonk wrote:
okay, so you recommend Leonard Ang? Julien Theng?

eiji - i think you got me sold. With all the time i spend in the sun playing golf, i am starting to see spots and eyes are strained in the office. Seriously thinking of getting eyes fixed and wearing proper shades for eye protection.

i went with Dr. Leonard Ang, cause his credentials are truly amazing, not sure when and if u can squeeze in an appointment while u r back, u need to still go back the next day after the op to have your eyes checked, and then 1 month later(so u might have to fly back)

from my own experience, Dr. Leonard Ang highly recommended, i have not tried others so i can't comment. His has his own clinic with him being the sole eye surgeon surrounded by beautiful nurses....i think that's what make me like the trips there, a lot of eye candy!!!



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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:49 pm

JonL_TK wrote:
I have 1 retina that doesn't really work properly anymore... Had an accident a couple of years back so the retina doesn't retract much under bright lights... Does anyone know if I would be a candidate for Lasik?

best to go for the eye check and let the surgeon know of your condition and see what he says/recommends.
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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:50 pm

ghoonk - bladeless vs blade might not be a choice for you depending on your evaluation. If your eyeball is too flat or sharp (think rugby ball), you can't use blade even if you want to. To "sell" you further.. statistically, more pple go blind from wearing contact lens than doing lasik.. Smile

*disclaimer* - I'm in no way affiliated to any LASIK clinic. Just a satisfied customer.
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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:51 pm

eiji, not sure what his schedule is like, but if i can get an appt with him when I am back and get my eyes sorted out during that week, that would be perfect.

eye cady = motivation for you to see them hotties without fogging up your glasses Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:52 pm

rayall wrote:
ghoonk - bladeless vs blade might not be a choice for you depending on your evaluation. If your eyeball is too flat or sharp (think rugby ball), you can't use blade even if you want to. To "sell" you further.. statistically, more pple go blind from wearing contact lens than doing lasik.. Smile

*disclaimer* - I'm in no way affiliated to any LASIK clinic. Just a satisfied customer.

ah, so the various types are ops are dependent on the condition of my eye? okay that's cool, less to decide, now I guess it is to try to get an appointment with Dr Leonard Ang...
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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:53 pm

give the clinic an email or call and see if u can book for an eye exam with option for surgery the next day.

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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:55 pm

he's with Singapore Medical Group? Can you PM me his number/email/website? Thanks, bro Smile
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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:03 pm

example of eye candy there.

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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:05 pm

wahahahhahahaha... yea... quite a few eye candies there.. i never felt that my waits were long... either looking at eye candy or playing tiger woods on psp...
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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:46 pm

FYI from Premium Lasik Surgery Centre:

The pre-LASIK evaluation will take at least 3 hours and cost $180. However,
$100 will be waived if you choose to proceed with LASIK surgery.
If you wear soft contact lens, you will have to stop wearing them for at
least 3
days before your evaluation date. Hard lens at least 2 weeks.

The soonest you can go for your surgery after your evaluation can be on the
same day or the very next day. The recovery time for LASIK surgery is fast.
Patients can resume back to work or normal activities by the 2nd day after
surgery.

Our price for LASIK Surgery is $1,649 per eye for Custom Intralase bladeless
treatment and $2,149 per eye for Wavefront Intralase (iLASIK). Please call
to check on our current promotion for LASIK Surgery. All prices are quoted
before 7% GST.
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PostSubject: Re: LASIK   Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:58 pm

eiji wrote:
example of eye candy there.

Before lasik see this after lasik see what =x
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