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    Am I a Candidate for Refractive or Laser Eye Surgery?

    Refractive or laser eye surgery is not right for everyone. The qualifications of a good candidate for refractive or laser eye surgery generally include:

    A good candidate also is one who, despite expecting improved vision, will still be OK with the idea of having to wear glasses under certain situations, such as when driving at night.

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    Understanding Pink Eye -- the Basics

    Pink eye (or conjunctivitis) occurs when the conjunctiva -- the thin, transparent membrane that lines your eyeball and your eyelid -- becomes inflamed for various reasons. Most cases of pink eye run a predictable course, and the inflammation usually clears up in a few days. Pink eye is a common disease, especially in children. Although pink eye can be highly contagious (known to spread rapidly in schools or daycare settings), it is rarely serious and will not damage your vision if detected and...

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    Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler, MD on January 20, 2016

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