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At what age is a teenager ready for laser eye surgery?

At what age is a teenager ready for laser eye surgery?

18 years: Children's prescriptions tend to change frequently until the late teens. As well, the fda has approved laser vision correction surgery for individuals who are 18 years and older. More importantly, however, your eye glass or contact lens prescription should not be changing significantly from year to year in order to qualify. ...Read more

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What age is a recommended age for corrective eye surgery?

What age is a recommended age for corrective eye surgery?

18 and older: Lasik is fda-approved for those 18 and older. More importantly, surgery is held off until there is no appreciable change in your prescription from year to year. Cataract surgery can be done at any age, and refractive lens surgery is similar to lasik - usually reserved for those over the age of 18. ...Read more

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What is the alternative to surgery for cataracts for a 80 year old?

What is the alternative to surgery for cataracts for a 80 year old?

Poor vision: If you have cataracts, and cannot see well there are not too many options aside from surgery. Cataract surgery is an elective surgery so you never need to have it. Your vision will remain poor if you do not have surgery but they will not kill you. However, if you have cataracts, the best way to improve your vision is to have surgery. ...Read more

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What is the recommended best age for laser eye surgery?

What is the recommended best age for laser eye surgery?

Not sure: I would assume you want to make sure your vision is stable before embarking on the surgery. ...Read more

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73 yr old male with vision in one eye.. Have cataract that is impacting life style. Is it worth the risk for surgery and is laser surgery preferred?

73 yr old male with vision in one eye.. Have cataract that is impacting life style.  Is it worth the risk for surgery and is laser surgery preferred?

Cataract Surgery Ris: Depending on other risk factors (length of eye: if very short; history of other eye, h/o trauma, diabetes, on aspirin, flomax, (tamsulosin) general health, etc) cataract surgery is generally very safe and recommended in monocular (have vision in 1 eye only) pts. LENSX/Laser intralase surgery is generally the best option as it decreases many post operative issue/risks. ...Read more

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Is laser treatment for correcting vision advisable at the age 45 years or after?

Is laser treatment for correcting vision advisable at the age 45 years or after?

Commonly done: Lasik correction at this age can be very successful. Remember that you will need reading glasses afterwards. Discuss with a lasik surgeon what can be accomplished. ...Read more

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At what age do most ppl undergo face lifts? Is there an age that is too young for most Drs' preferences? Best facial/antiaging options for late 30s?

At what age do most ppl undergo face lifts? Is there an age that is too young for most Drs' preferences? Best facial/antiaging options for late 30s?

MostlyAfter50But: Most facelifts are done in people older than 50 years age.But having said that there are exceptions and some young people also need it and get it Best anti aging for skin Don't sit in sun too much Eat healthy Moisturise your skin Avoid getting Overweight Exercise regularly ...Read more

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At what age is it recommended to do a cateracts surgery?

At what age is it recommended to do a cateracts surgery?

No age limit: Cataracts are removed when this opacity of the lense interfering with vision, becomes sufficiently dense that it is felt that visual improvement would result. Since cataracts can occur at any age, although much more common in the elderly, there is no age limit to this surgery and it is done whenever the ophthalmologists and patient agree on the need for improvement. ...Read more

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My 2 years old boy has a spinal deviation, is it advisable, at this age, to go through a corretive surgery?

What kind: Talk to your physician about what kind of spinal deviation this is. I cannot answer the question with the information you have provided. ...Read more

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Is a 14 year old too young to get eye surgery?

Is a 14 year old too young to get eye surgery?

Depends.: It depends on what type of eye surgery you are asking about. She is too young to have refractive eye surgery to correct her vision, but not too young to have surgery for crossed eyes, etc. ...Read more

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At what age it is safe for children to start wearing contact lenses?

At what age it is safe for children to start wearing contact lenses?

Define safe ???: I have had them started as early as infancy when a congenital cataract was removed to maintain usable vision in that eye.It took effort and training but the kid is a fine adult today. I think for optional cases it is smart to wait until the kid can be responsible for their personal activities/hygiene which would be after 8 or so. Each case is a bit unique. ...Read more

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What is the minimum age to receive a hair transplant surgery?

What is the minimum age to receive a hair transplant surgery?

Depends: Unlikely children are good candidates, in case teenager has psychological problems with appearance, corrective transplant can be done on case per case bases. ...Read more

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What is the youngest age laser eye surgery can be performed?

What is the youngest age laser eye surgery can be performed?

Legally 18, but...: A consenting adult over the age of 18 can have lasik. Custom lasik is only fda approved over 21. There is some research ongoing for lasik in the pediatric group for medical reasons. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 9 month old to have surgery for cross eyes?

Is it safe for a 9 month old to have surgery for cross eyes?

Yes: If necessary, the benefit outweighs the risk.But any surgery has some risk of complications.For details, discuss this with the surgeon. ...Read more

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I wore glass for 2 years ago....now my age is 17.... any laser treatment is available for not wearing glass....and also tell cost of laser treatment ?

I wore glass for 2 years ago....now my age is 17.... any laser treatment is available for not wearing glass....and also tell cost of laser treatment ?

Ask locally: Wish you wellness, prices vary widely, depending on several factors, perhaps much elevated in the US, ask where you live about the average cost, a local ophthalmologist can help direct you and tell whether you are a candidate ...Read more

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What is the procedure for a breast lift/reconstructive surgery like (20 year old female)?

Address anatomy: The best lift for you will vary with the extent of your anatomic "deviation" for the perceived goal which essentially relate to breast tissue and a nipple-areolar-complex that are positioned above the breast crease ( see pencil test) . You must also be assessed for breast volume and skin redundancy. Taking all of these into consideration will help to determine the best options for you to review. ...Read more

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At what age is it too late for a child to get a Cochlear implant?

At what age is it too late for a child to get a Cochlear implant?

Depends on loss: If hearing loss is present at birth, implantation would be ideal at 12 months of age. Performance significantly decreases the longer it is to implantation, with many people reluctant to implant after 8-10 years. If the child had hearing and then lost it suddenly, the sooner the better. If hearing loss was gradual, probably could benefit at any time. ...Read more