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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Contact lenses: Yes, contact lenses can solve your problem.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
22 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Changing myopia: Briefly, there is not way to permanently correct myopia without surgery. Myopia is due to the combination of the eye length, the corneal steepness (r ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Witlin
45 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Not a cure but: Laser vision correction surgery is the only proven way to "cure" myopia. However, in selected patients, specially fitted contact lenses can be used to ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
LASIK: Lasik is now the standard of care and produces excellent results in the nearsighted (myopic) patient. It is accurate and safe and now has a 15 year ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Dornic
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
LASIK ; Astigmatism: Lasik is generally very effective at correcting astigmatism. It is possible for astigmatism to be too severe to correct but this occurs in only a ver ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Absolutely, and these are the best candidates for it!
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Yes laser eye surgery can correct a wide range of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience in Retinal Surgery
Possibly: You need to see an eye doctor to see if you are a good candidate.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
22 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Astigmatism correctn: Absolutely. The vast majority of corneal refractive surgery, i.e. Lasik or surface ablation/prk, is for just that. Most people wearing glasses for d ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: With cataract surgery, your eyes are measured and a lens implant can be placed that leaves you near sighted, or far sighted. Today's premium lens imp ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Lasik and prk vision surgery have been performed millions of times with mostly excellent results. So it works to improve vision. Like all surgery th ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: It will provide no benefit.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Yes: Yes. A rigid gas permeable or hybrid contact lens will likely correct this issue. You should see your corneal surgeon to make sure something else is ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Chynn
28 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Halos after LASIK: If you're worried about halos, you should get lasek not lasik as you avoid light scatter at night at the flap interface, wavefront treatment for hoas, ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No difference: The risk is the same for each.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Astigmatism is a refractive error just like near-sightedness and far-sightedness. The available options for correction include glasses, contacts and r ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Yes: Lasik eye surgery is recommended for appropriate candidates who wish to decrease their dependance on glasses or contact lenses.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
52 years experience in Ophthalmology
Sure: Laser vision correction can correct either one or both eyes.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lehrer
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends: Surgeons may charge anywhere fro $800 per eye to $4000 per eye depending on your local market and the surgeon. Look for an experienced surgeon.
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
No: There have been trial of multifocal lasik done in europe with good results, but in the us it is not available.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Witlin
45 years experience in LASIK Surgery
No: laser eye surgery such as lasik or prk is done on your cornea to correct your distance prescription. Floaters are condensations of protein located in ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Usually good: Prk alters the power of the eye by using the laser to sculpt a new lens into the cornea, the window at the front of the eye. Once healed, the vision ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
39 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes.: The advancement in corneal surgery with the use of laser assistance has become more precise as time moves on. Measurements are taken of your corneal c ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Amblyopia is only fixable in children, and lasers are not part of the treatment.

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