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A 19-year-old male asked:

I have myopia. i am 19years oldest and considering lasik surgery. please advice.

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
LASIK: Lasik should be done when the glasses rx (refraction) is stable (ie, the eye has stopped growing). Risks include dry eye, glare & haloes, infection, corneal scarring, flap problems, need for enhancement, decreased vision, and other issues. The risk of these issues is uncommon and vision threatening complications are rare. See a conservative, experienced eyemd who cares about what is best for you.
Dr. Patrick Chan
Lasik Surgery 13 years experience
It depends: If your prescription has been stable for the past few years, you might be a good candidate for refractive surgery. An experienced lasik surgeon can evaluate your situation to determine whether your eyes are suited for this procedure.
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Lasik is perfect: Your age is the perfect age to perform lasik. You will enjoy many years of great vision without the use of glasses or contact lenses.

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Last updated Nov 25, 2016

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