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Children astigmatism do you need glasses with lasik?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Astigmatism: Lasik will not improve one's faulty vision if caused by astigmatism.
Dr. Mark Golden
Dr. Mark Golden commented
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
In my experience, I think that LASIK is a great way to treat astigmatism.
Sep 4, 2013
Dr. Mark Golden
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
LASIK 4 astigmatism: Lasik can do a great job of treating even very high amounts of astigmatism. The higher the astigmatism, the greater is the benefit of laser eye surgery. Lasik for astigmatism improves the quality and quantity of the vision when compared to glasses and contact lenses. There should be no need for glasses after lasik in most cases. Lasik is not appropriate until the eye is stable. So not for kids.

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