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Doctor insights on: Lasik Surgery Stigmatisms

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Could lasik surgery correct astigmatism?

Could lasik surgery correct astigmatism?

LASIK: Typically yes. The majority of astigmatism can be corrected with refractive surgery. However, in patients with severe astigmatism or with irregular corneas inducing astigmatism, it is not recommended these patient undergo surgery. A detailed examination with an eye surgeon specializing in vision correction surgery such as LASIK/PRK is the best next step to determine if you are a good candidate. ...Read more

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How long does it take for vision to normalize after lasik surgery for an astigmatism?

How long does it take for vision to normalize after lasik surgery for an astigmatism?

LASIK: Vision can improve significantly by the next day. Over the next week or two, the vision will further improve. In general, visual recovery after lasik is very fast. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have laser (lasik) surgery with my mixed astigmatism?

Is it possible to have laser (lasik) surgery with my mixed astigmatism?

LASIK 4 astigmatism: Some of my happiest lasik patients have been those with astigmatism. Those that have astigmatism have to point of focus where objects are clear. Some lasers treat mixed astigmatism easily and in one step. Others are less effective at doing so. The visx custom wavefront system does a great job with mixed astigmatism. http://www.doctorsforvisualfreedom.com/lasik-and-astigmatism.html. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has had lasik surgery with moderate to severe astigmatism?

Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has had lasik surgery with moderate to severe astigmatism?

Astigmatism ; LASIK: Astigmatism is correctable with lasik eye surgery. Very high amounts of astigmatism may not correct fully. In some instances there may be a return of part of the astigmatism during healing. In this case, a second (enhancement) procedure may be advisable. I have often times had patients tell me that they didn't think astigmatism was correctable with lasik. Often they are pleasantly surprised. ...Read more

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What is the cure for myopic and stigmatism of eye problem without any lasik surgery?

What is the cure for myopic and stigmatism of eye problem without any lasik surgery?

Myopic astigmatism: Your options include glasses, contact lenses, surface laser eye surgery, phakic intaocular lens implant, intracorneal ring segments, or orthokeratology. The magnitude of your prescription would determine which options can be considered. ...Read more

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

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 have a lazy eye and at the same I have very bad astigmatism in the same eye. Can i get lasik eye surgery on it ?

Yes, but: Lasik can only do what glasses or a contact lens can do. If you are happy with the vision with these choices, then lasik may provide similar vision without them. Discuss your options with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is the best type of vision correction surgery for someone with astigmatism? I'm tired of wearing glasses and contacts, but I have severe astigmatism. What type of vision correction surgery would be best for me?

What is the best type of vision correction surgery for someone with astigmatism? I'm tired of wearing glasses and contacts, but I have severe astigmatism. What type of vision correction surgery would be best for me?

See a refracive surg: Very complex answer. See an ophthalmologist who does refractive surgery. Many do a free consultation. To best answer we need to measure you eyes and vision in a comprehensive manner to determine which procedure will be the best for you. ...Read more

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What is the best type of vision correction surgery for someone with astigmatism? I'm tired of wearing glasses and contacts, but I have severe astigmatism. What type of vision correction surgery would be best for me?

What is the best type of vision correction surgery for someone with astigmatism? I'm tired of wearing glasses and contacts, but I have severe astigmatism. What type of vision correction surgery would be best for me?

Our : Our laser technology has improved to the point that we can reliably treat mild to moderate amounts of regular astigmatism, but there are still patients with astigmatism who do not qualify for laser vision correction. The best way to determine if laser vision correction would be a safe and reliable way to treat your eyes is to seek a consultation. Your doctor will examine your corneas with several different methods in order to make this determination. ...Read more

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Can i get lasik with astigmatism?

Yes: LASIK does treat astigmatism. Your doctor will evaluate you with an examination and some special pictures. They will let you know if you qualify for LASIK. ...Read more

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Astigmatism getting worse--not a candidate for lasik, what to do?

Astigmatism ; LASIK: If you are not a candidate for lasik, then i wonder whether your increasing astigmatism is caused by keratoconus. Corneal collagen cross linking is an effective treatment for keratoconus. Another reason for not being a candidate is that your prescription is too high or your cornea is too thin. Please seek a second opinion to see if other procedures are an option. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Considering lasik, but I have astigmatism. Is this still possible?

Considering lasik, but I have astigmatism. Is this still possible?

Yes: Lasik can be done to treat astigmatism. Assuming your corneas are otherwise healthy, most cases of astigmatism can be treated. Custom lasik tends to be very efffective. ...Read more

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Developed mild irregular astigmatism 5 yrs post lasik. Will it get worse with age?

Developed mild irregular astigmatism 5 yrs post lasik. Will it get worse with age?

Not Unlikely: Lasik does not reverse myopia, but rather creates a compensatory corneal abnormality based on measurements at one point in time. The eyes change continuously over a lifetime, until the ninth decade or tenth decade of life. Minor touch-up refractive surgeries or reversion to eyeglasses for reading at least is common. Some university ophthalmologists make a career of fixing residual lasik problems. ...Read more

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Children astigmatism do you need glasses with lasik?

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. ...Read more

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Could lasik correct astigmatism in a farsighted eye?

Usually: Most patients with hyperopic astigmatism can have their prescription corrected with lasik. Some patients have issues which make them poor lasik candidates so you should see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What to if I am farsighted with astigmatism will lasik work?

What to if I am farsighted with astigmatism will lasik work?

Possibly: It depends on the degree. Typically, i don't like to treat more than +3.00 diopters of farsightedness or hyperopia, with similar limits for astigmatism. The first number on your rx is for hyperopia, the second number is astigmatism. ...Read more

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