How It's Made - Laser Eye Surgery

*Disturbing* but interesting

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+17 1. irishgek commented 11 years ago

Disturbing is not the word , ill stick with my contact lenses dont want no butcher near my eyes thanks. Carpenter ...dull it down why dont you its also how a butcher slices meat!
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+8 2. eddie2042 commented 11 years ago

Dear Science: where would we be without you?
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+9 3. armageddon commented 11 years ago

it looks so painful eventhough they said that everything is frozen and the patient won't feel a thing
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+17 4. medicino commented 11 years ago

0:33 A Clockwork Orange came to my mind.
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+2 5. dragonon commented 11 years ago

I'm gonna be a doctor this summer. Believe me it is not as gross or painful as it looks. WE are used to it, thats why doctors don't fall/black out when they see blood oozing out.
Make yourself tough, guys!!!

Do you know about a worm that lives INSIDE/ON the eye... lol

Google "loa loa worm"
now thats gonna be disturbing for many.
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+3 6. Nateconq commented 11 years ago

that looks horrible. i never want to get laser eye surgery now
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+21 7. elbun commented 11 years ago

i need one of those!

8-) <-- me now
:) <-- me after surgery!
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0 8. 95731 commented 11 years ago

so you wont be able to see for a week?
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+5 9. Rigel commented 11 years ago

how its made? more like how its done

i read the subtext "disturbing" and i thought "pfft, i can handle that" and then when he flipped the eye tissue back i was like "NOOOOOOOO NOOOOO PLEEEEAASEE NOOO"
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+3 10. Denaro commented 11 years ago

Argh i can't even watch this. The whole time ive been cringing and my eyes are tearing up. That is retarded. Looks like im just going to shop for some sweet ass glasses instead :)
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+4 11. Kulgash commented 11 years ago

Me before 2001 8-)
Me now :D
Thanks to science and more advanced tools to work, surgeon gave me back a normal sight!!
And for those of you who find that gross or disgusting, I can assure you that you feel no pain at all during the operation. The stinging/itching sensation remains for only a few days and his comparable to having dust in your eyes... Not so bad to get rid of those awful glasses :D :D
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+2 12. 876487098 commented 11 years ago

@11. You were lucky. I'll stick with my glasses thanks. No surgery. No risk.
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-1 13. TitvsCaivs commented 11 years ago

Com'on guys, your such pussies. If you find this gross, look up the strabismus eye surgery, that's what i've done. No pain at all, but really gross.
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+9 14. JimDunlop commented 11 years ago

This is the way it USED to be done (and I suppose in some cases still is) but I got iLASIK done last summer, and the procedure is nothing like this. They should have shown what I went through because it would have been far more interesting.

For starters, there is a LOT of prep work. I had to go through an eye test that lasted over 4 hours, and involved over 20 different specialized, computerized machines. They did everything from precisely measuring the thickness of my corneas to mapping out a 3D topographical map of my eyeball... Then I had an in-depth consult with an eye doctor about all the results...

In modern laser eye procedures there is no microkeratome. (No cheese-slicer that cuts a layer off your eye). It's all done far more precisely by a laser... Sometimes it's called all-laser-lasik because there's no actual cutting involved. The way they do everything else is also kinda different to what they showed here.

I am thrilled with my results! No longer am I dependent on contacts or glasses.... For the first time since 5th grade in elementary school... Best decision I ever made! Now I KNOW there are plenty of people out there who have had bad results and nasty side effects -- and I sympathize with them... But statistically speaking, it is usually a highly successful surgery for most people, and I guess I fall into that larger group of folks (thankfully).

The procedure I chose (iLASIK) is the only procedure that is officially approved by the U.S. air force (and highly pushed on people to get it done, according to my friend who is currently on active duty). The procedure has also been approved by NASA for use by astronauts.

If you want to see a somewhat more modern video about laser eye surgery, look here:

(Yes, this IS a biased video. It's a promotional spot. But opinions aside, it IS accurate in describing actually HOW the procedure is done).
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+3 15. dannodon commented 11 years ago

Now on a more serious note: IM'A FIRIN' MAH LAZOR!!!!
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+1 16. chefnaj commented 11 years ago

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+1 17. ringmaster commented 11 years ago

#1, I agree, no surgery on me, only glasses.
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+1 18. chickensweet commented 11 years ago

Who was the first volunteer for this surgery? scary.
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+1 19. therippedpage commented 11 years ago

#18 it was a monkey