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Can You Tell Me Whether There Is An Alternative To Laser Eye Surgery
Get a consult: Get a consult with an experienced laser vision correction surgeon. There are many variables to be considered in making the decision as to whether a particular patient is a good candidate. Most laser surgeons will be the consultation for no charge. Find one in your area and go for it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ophthalmic Lasers: Lasers have been used for 1.Glaucoma treatment : NdYAG. Argon. Krypton. Dye lasers, SLT and now the new ECP Endoscopic CycloPhotocoagulation (ECP) 2. CATARACTS : Femtosecond laser by Optimedica is still experimental. 3. Corneal Refractive Laser surgery with a femtosecond laser works with extremely short infrared laser pulses. One pulse is 1 femtosecond or 0.000000000000001 second to create ...Read more
NO: Laser eye surgery does not mean you will never need eye glasses. All individuals will develop a condition called presbyopia (the inability to focus at near) around age 40+. This is caused by changes in the lens of the eye that ultimately lead to a cataract. The vision may change with this condition as well, requiring corrective lenses. ...Read more
Can you tell me what you suggest if i'm nearsighted and my eyes are still getting worse, would they get worse after laser eye surgery?
Yes: 21 is an acceptable age to have laser eye surgery, so long as your eye glass or contact lens prescription has remained stable. You need a pre-operative evaluation by an experienced refractive surgeon to make sure your eyes meet the standards to make you a good candidate. Most lasik surgeons do not charge for the initial examination. ...Read more
Maybe: I assume you are referring to Laser vision correction or LASIK. There are many other kinds of eye laser. If you have uncorrected nearsightedness and/or astigmatism and are tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses then usually LVC can decrease or eliminate your need for these appliances in safe and effective manner. Everything depends on your surgeon and his or her experience and judgement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See laser surgeon: Multiple factors make you a good candidate for laser eye surgery... over 18 if you are nearsighted, 21 if you are farsighted or have astigmatism. Eyes of disease and vision correctable with glasses. Sould not have certain systemic diseases or be on certain medicines. Corneas should not be too step or too flat or to thin, etc. In short, you will need to see a laser eye surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
Depends on a problem: It depends on what your eye problem is. If it is myopia, then lasik may be considered, if it's retinal detachment, then photocoagulation is the way to go. If it's glaucoma, it would be something else. I'd get referred to ophthalmologist for the final answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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