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How Old Should I Be To Get Lasik Eye Surgery Done
18 yrs of age: Usually lasik is performed on individuals 18 yrs or older with a stable refraction for at least 1 yr. If your vision is still changing, then you are not a good candidate for lasik and should wait until your prescription has stablized and remained so for at least 1 yr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lasek is a modified version of prk, where dilute alcohol is used to loosen the epithelium. The epithelium is slid to the side, and an excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea to eliminate myopia, hyperopia, and/or astigmatism. Then - the epithelial layer is repositioned over the cornea, and a bandage contact lens is placed. The epithelium will typical heal over ...Read more
How old do you have to be to get lasik eye surgery? B/c I have bad vision and would some day love to not have to wear contacts/glasses!
How high does your number have to be to get lasik eye surgery? Im near sighted and my number is about 1.5, is that too low?
I want to get lasik eye surgery I am turning 18 I have had bad eyes for awhile... I tried glasses, and can't afford contacts. I would like to know the procedure of the surgery, how much it costs, and what are long term problems that can occur, can I the t
Most Importantly!: Lasik is a wonderful, "life altering" surgical procedure that changes the focus of your eyes. (every word in this sentence is important!) so reseting your focus does not treat any disease.. It just resets your focus, which may change, but likely will not if your vision is stable. Surgery (like everything in life) has risks. If you can accept the small risks for the vision benefits, then go for it! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Astigmitism and corrective procedures? I am near-sighted, and have worn glasses since high-school. I feel like my eyes are gradually getting worse. I really want to get lasik-eye surgery. However, i've been told that since i haveastigmitism, this procedur
If you already have good eyesight but you get lasik eye surgery, might your sight become even better?
If i don't get lasik eye surgery, does that increase my chances of getting an eye disease in the future?
It is your choice.: Lasik surgery for astigmatism is done to decrease the patient's need for glasses. The only benefit is reduced reliance on glasses or contact lenses. Complications are unusual, but include loss of vision. Talk to your ophthalmologist to decide whether you wish this done. ...Read more
Yes: Prk can be used in the setting of a thin cornea. Treatment is done directly to surface of the eye - identical outcome to lasik for most refractive errors. However, recovery is much longer. Icl surgery (implantable collamer lens) is an intraocular procedure where a lens is placed inside the eye. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I have really bad eyesight! if i don't get lasik eye surgery will that increase my chances of eye disease?
LASIK and kids: I am a little confused by your question. Lasik just works to reduce or eliminate your need for glasses. However, it does not alter the chance for developing an eye disease such as cataracts or macular degeneration. So, you should not feel pressure to get lasik. Of course, lasik works well to allow you to see nicely without contact lenses or glasses. ...Read more
I am afraid of getting lasik eye surgery done. What are the biggest risks of getting this procedure done? Should i be worried?
Effective treatment: Lasik has been through millions of satisfied patients and the technique currently is terrific. At 18 you would not be eligible as your natural power will continue to change over the next 5 or so years. 23 is the usual breakpoint in most regions. The risks are minimal but include not quite enough power and eyedryness. Discuss this with your ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are: Parameters that must be measured to see if you would be a good candidate for lasik. You need to see an ophthalmologist to measure these parameters then determine if you could have it done. Correcting the distance vision will make it so you will need glasses to focus to read, close up. ...Read more
You can: You certainly do not have to have lasik to improve your vision, but by 18 you become a candidate for the procedure (assuming that your prescription has not been changing significantly and there are no other issues related to your eyes). If you would like to know whether you can take advantage of laser eye surgery, visit an ophthalmologist who specializes in lasik for a (often) free consult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I get lasik eye surgery to correct my nearsightedness if i'm already in my 20's, or wait a few years?
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