A member asked:

Can i get lasik surgery to correct deteriorating vision due to old age?

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Dr. Jay Bradley answered

Specializes in Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery

If the decline is due to cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, or some other eye disease, then lasik surgery will not help. If you are talking about loss of reading vision with age or distance glasses prescription, then lasik may be helpful.

Answered Jan 7, 2013


Dr. Richard Witlin answered

Specializes in LASIK Surgery

Lasik is designed to correct your eyeglass prescription. It corrects your disease prescription but does not reduce the need for reading glasses. So, if you mean by old age, that you need glasses to see clearly at things up-close, that is a condition called presbyopia and is not treatable with lasik surgery.

Answered Aug 8, 2017



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