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A 27-year-old male asked:

I have myopia in right eye,-3.00, from left eye i see good.i want to make lasik eye surgery from some times now but im not sure.i keep contact lens in my right eye ,but dont like them at all.what advice can you give ,also pros and cons of the surgery?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Lasik surgery is now well established, and is an expensive but effective way to improve eyesight w/o contacts or special lenses in glasses, if done in a hospital setting by a certified ophthalmologist MD.
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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
A -3.00 Lasik correction is fairly minimal and should be highly successful. Most facilities rigorously screen lasik candidates to rule out any problem that may lead to a bad outcome. You could consider undergoing a lasik screening at a well established lasik center. There is no obligation to proceed and you would know if you are truly a good candidate. They can discussed risks/benefits extensively
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Last updated Aug 30, 2022


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