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How old should I be to get lasik eye surgery done?

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 more

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Dr. Emil Chynn
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Lasek Eye Surgery (Definition)

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


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Lasik eye surgery. What are the side effects of it. Till what age can I get it done?

LASIK age: There is no age limit for lasik but other eye disease such as cataract, glaucoma, retinal disease, etc should be evaluated preoperatively. ...Read more

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What age should you be to get lasik eye surgery performed?

What age should you be to get lasik eye surgery performed?

At least 18: But there are many factors that you must meet to qualify for LASIK. One of the factors is a stable prescription for at least 1 year. ...Read more

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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?

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?

LASIK: It depends. Some people will have lasik in the 1.5 d range, both for near or far-sighted prescriptions. The best way to see if you are a good candidate is to find a qualified lasik professional in your area and have a lasik evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get lasik eye surgery if you are blind in one eye?

Is it possible for you to get lasik eye surgery if you are blind in one eye?

Lasik surgery: This presents added risk to a monocular vision individual and if a normally acceptable complication should occur you could come out handicapped. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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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

Astigmatism ; LASIK: Lasik is a procedure that can definitely help patients with astigmatism, as long as the corneal topography shows a normal appearing cornea. So - can see your own doctor and get evaluated to see if you are eligible for lasik. ...Read more

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My eye power is bc 8.5/sph -6.00 cyl -1.75/ax 180. Can I get lasik eye surgery?

My eye power is bc 8.5/sph -6.00 cyl -1.75/ax 180. Can I get lasik eye surgery?

Most likely yes: With current laser technology, a prescription of sph -6.00 cyl -1.75/ax 180 is able to be corrected very well. To determine if you are a candidate for LASIK, a thorough eye exam that includes measuring the cornea thickness would be needed. ...Read more

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What happens if I've had lasik eye surgery done before, can I have it done again?

Likely: In most cases an additional Lasik procedure can be performed. Talk with your ophthalmologist about this. ...Read more

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If you already have good eyesight but you get lasik eye surgery, might your sight become even better?

If you already have good eyesight but you get lasik eye surgery, might your sight become even better?

No: Lasik corrects a "error" in your visual system such as near or farsightedness---if you have none of these, then there really is no reason for surgeon since there is nothing to improve. ...Read more

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Do you think I should get lasik eye surgery to fix my stigmatism? What are the risks?

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

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I was told i cannot get lasik eye surgery because I have thin corneas. Are there other options?

I was told i cannot get lasik eye surgery because I have thin corneas. Are there other options?

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 more

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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

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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 more

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Can i get lasik eye surgery to correct my nearsightedness?

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

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Should I get lasik eye surgery to correct my nearsightedness at age 18?

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 more

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Should i wear glasses for a few more years until i can get lasik eye surgery?

Should i wear glasses for a few more years until i can get lasik eye surgery?

Why wait?: If you want to continue to be wearing glasses, then that is your choice. I recommend having the procedure done and see the benefits of being glasses free. ...Read more

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