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Baltimore Eye Surgeon Answers Frequently Asked Questions about LASIK Surgery

Jay C. Grochmal, MD address several common inquiries regarding LASIK surgery. Baltimore, MD — Thanks to numerous technological advances and the proven efficacy of treatment, LASIK surgery remains one of the most popular vision correction procedures performed nationwide each year, states Dr. Jay C. Grochmal, an ophthalmologist in Baltimore. This trend also proves to be…

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Is It Okay to Undergo LASIK While Pregnant?

For a number of reasons, it is not typically advisable for women to undergo LASIK surgery while pregnant. From an accuracy standpoint, the hormonal fluctuations that often accompany pregnancy can sometimes affect vision, ultimately making LASIK results significantly less predictable and necessitating an enhancement in the future. Furthermore, these same hormonal changes can have an…

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Do I Have to Remain Awake During LASIK Surgery?

Using advanced corneal mapping and state-of-the-art laser technology, LASIK surgery generally takes only a few minutes to complete for each eye. Due to this short time frame – in addition to potential risks associated with being “put to sleep” for any type of operation, and the patient’s cooperation being necessary for fixation – general anesthesia…

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How Long Does LASIK Last?

For the majority of patients, the vision enhancement achieved with LASIK surgery is permanent, particularly when the procedure is performed by a skilled and experienced ophthalmologist​ using advanced laser technology. That said, a small percentage of individuals may notice some degree of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism returning years after their procedure, similar to the way…

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Does LASIK Surgery Hurt?

Are you considering LASIK surgery, but fear the procedure might be painful? Don’t worry! At Grochmal Eye Center, D​r. Jay C. Grochmal​ and our team do everything in our power to help minimize (or even eliminate) any potential discomfort for our patients, and the vast majority of individuals report that they experienced little to no…

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Can LASIK Provide Better Vision than Glasses or Contacts?

This is a question our team hears frequently from men and women who are interested in ditching their contacts and/or glasses for LASIK surgery. While the results of this advanced refractive procedure will vary from patient to patient, the majority of individuals who undergo LASIK report that their vision is about the same – if…

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