Post Reply  
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
27-02-2021, 13:21   #181
Dymo
Registered User
 
Dymo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,484
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rodin View Post
Personally Id stay away from the chains.
Go with a consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon practicing in Ireland with a corneal subspecialty
Why have you a reason to say why one is better than the other?
Dymo is offline  
Advertisement
02-03-2021, 13:56   #182
dubstepper
Registered User
 
dubstepper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 355
Is there any difference between the mater vs optilase? I know one or two people in medical field and it seems that they prefer mater. Anyone shed any light?
dubstepper is offline  
02-03-2021, 14:11   #183
Officer Giggles
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,520
Quote:
Originally Posted by dubstepper View Post
Is there any difference between the mater vs optilase? I know one or two people in medical field and it seems that they prefer mater. Anyone shed any light?
The Mater is obviously an actual hospital and some people have a preference for having such a procedure done where in the event of an emergency you wouldn't have to leave the building

Last edited by Officer Giggles; 02-03-2021 at 14:16.
Officer Giggles is offline  
Thanks from:
02-03-2021, 14:28   #184
peachypyro
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by dubstepper View Post
Is there any difference between the mater vs optilase? I know one or two people in medical field and it seems that they prefer mater. Anyone shed any light?
I checked out the Mater too. Ultimately I found Optilase to be more professional and give more time. I guess it's done to personal preference but I found the staff in the Mater if be much colder whereas Optilase were more reassuring and took more time to talk everything through with me.
peachypyro is offline  
Thanks from:
02-03-2021, 14:58   #185
startrek56
Banned
 
startrek56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 80
is it painful?? would love to get it done but terrified at the thought of it
startrek56 is offline  
Advertisement
02-03-2021, 15:04   #186
willthiswork
Registered User
 
willthiswork's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by startrek56 View Post
is it painful?? would love to get it done but terrified at the thought of it
Not really. I had lasik about a month ago now and while there was some discomfort at the start, it lasts about a minute and then it's fine. I had a tiny bit of pain for a few hours afterwards but the eye drops and painkillers sorted it out. By that evening I felt absolutely fine!
willthiswork is offline  
02-03-2021, 15:09   #187
startrek56
Banned
 
startrek56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by willthiswork View Post
Not really. I had lasik about a month ago now and while there was some discomfort at the start, it lasts about a minute and then it's fine. I had a tiny bit of pain for a few hours afterwards but the eye drops and painkillers sorted it out. By that evening I felt absolutely fine!
also, what if you blink during the procedure or are your eyes clamped open?
startrek56 is offline  
02-03-2021, 15:18   #188
willthiswork
Registered User
 
willthiswork's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by startrek56 View Post
also, what if you blink during the procedure or are your eyes clamped open?
They're clamped for the bit where they make the cut but that's it.
willthiswork is offline  
02-03-2021, 15:19   #189
peachypyro
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by startrek56 View Post
also, what if you blink during the procedure or are your eyes clamped open?
They hold your eyelids open and give you a point to focus on while they are doing the actual laser part, works better that way and gives you something to focus on. I found that helped with the bit of nerves I had anyway!

The whole thing only takes about a minute or two with the actual laser. I was in the surgery suite for maybe a half a hour including applying the numbing drops and waiting for them.

If you have any other questions, feel free to DM me if you'd like to chat
peachypyro is offline  
Advertisement
02-03-2021, 15:21   #190
startrek56
Banned
 
startrek56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by willthiswork View Post
They're clamped for the bit where they make the cut but that's it.
startrek56 is offline  
02-03-2021, 15:39   #191
willthiswork
Registered User
 
willthiswork's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by startrek56 View Post
I'm probably not using the right terminology! lol!! It was totally fine
willthiswork is offline  
Thanks from:
02-03-2021, 15:43   #192
peachypyro
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by willthiswork View Post
I'm probably not using the right terminology! lol!! It was totally fine
Seconded! It sounds worse than it actually is!
peachypyro is offline  
Thanks from:
02-03-2021, 15:51   #193
Elwood_Blues
Registered User
 
Elwood_Blues's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by peachypyro View Post
They hold your eyelids open and give you a point to focus on while they are doing the actual laser part, works better that way and gives you something to focus on. I found that helped with the bit of nerves I had anyway!

The whole thing only takes about a minute or two with the actual laser. I was in the surgery suite for maybe a half a hour including applying the numbing drops and waiting for them.

If you have any other questions, feel free to DM me if you'd like to chat
I remember this part of it. I was lying there and the point disappeared from my view and I said to myself for the love of god don't f**king move your eye. All worked out grand and it's 7 years later. Plus they give you vallum to keep you calm.

I was told by my optician to at least get the consultation done in the Matter Private as they have/had the top eye laser surgery guy at the time and if I wanted to then get the procedure done in one of the chain places if all was ok.

I have a squint in one eye so I had to get some additional tests done to make sure the laser wouldn't give me any side effects.

Ended up getting all done in the Matter Private, thought to myself if someone's going to stick a laser in my eye I want the top guy doing it.
Elwood_Blues is offline  
Thanks from:
02-03-2021, 18:52   #194
X6.430macman
Registered User
 
X6.430macman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 1,352
Great to hear success stories on this, may I ask how bad your eyes were and how long have ye been tolerating glasses?
X6.430macman is offline  
02-03-2021, 21:05   #195
Elwood_Blues
Registered User
 
Elwood_Blues's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by X6.430macman View Post
Great to hear success stories on this, may I ask how bad your eyes were and how long have ye been tolerating glasses?
I'd been wearing glasses for 12ish years and then contact lenses (the hard lenses) for another 12.
My eyes were grand after a day or two. I think I wore sunglasses just to help the recovery. Really is crazy how quick you're back to normal. They'll probably give you drops to put in your eyes for a week or two and you'll have a few follow up visits to make sure all is good.
Elwood_Blues is offline  
Thanks from:
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet