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A 38-year-old member asked:

Would laser eye surgery fix my really, really bad eyes?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Unknown: Impossible to give a meaningful answer. You should see an ophthalogist who does laser surgery and be evaluated.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have really bad eyes, is laser eye surgery right for me?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 12 years experience
It depends on what: is causing your "really bad eyes". If your vision is correctable with glasses, then laser surgery can likely help you. To know if you qualify, you should have an evaluation done by an Ophthalmologist that offers LASIK or PRK. They will let you know if it is right for you. Good luck.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How bad could your eyes have to be to not be able to get laser eye surgery?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
See below.: The fda has approved laser vision correction between 1 to 14 diopters for myopia (nearsightedness), and 1 to 6 diopters for hyperopia (farsightedness). Most surgeons are more conservative than these limits and find the best results for less than 9 diopters for myopia and less than 4 diopters for hyperopia.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can laser eye surgery be good or bad?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
LASIK: Surgery is what i assuming you are referring to, since there are close to a dozen different types of "laser eye surgery" at this time. The newest type of laser surgery for the eye involves using the laser as a component for cataract surgery. All surgical procedures to the eye have risks and benefits. The benefits outweigh the risks by a great margin for all surgical procedures we perform.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How bad are your eyes supposed to be to be able to get laser eye surgery?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Patrick Chan
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 14 years experience
It depends: You will need to speak to your refractive surgeon to see if you are a candidate. The newer lasers are very effective in treating both high myopia and hyperopia. Even if you are not a candidate for laser vision correction, there are other options for vision correction.
Last updated Aug 27, 2013
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