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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Holding Objects Closer To Read (Definition)

Nearsightedness is a symptom where a person has trouble seeing clearing faraway objects. ...Read more


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What is a way to reverse myopia/nearsightedness (besides surgery)?

Changing myopia: Briefly, there is not way to permanently correct myopia without surgery. Myopia is due to the combination of the eye length, the corneal steepness (refractive power) and the lens. To change myopia, one or more of these would have to be changed. Optometrist with variable success use contact lenses sometimes to temporarily change the eye surface and myopia. Corneal or lens surgery are needed. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Nearsightedness surgery (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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I'm wondering how to cure nearsightedness(myopi) without surgery?

I'm wondering how to cure nearsightedness(myopi) without surgery?

Not a cure but: Laser vision correction surgery is the only proven way to "cure" myopia. However, in selected patients, specially fitted contact lenses can be used to reduce your myopia so that you can see without glasses. This is called orthokeratology. Retainer contacts are required to maintain the effect. There are optometrists who employ this technique. ...Read more

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I see ads about lasik, but what is now the most accurate and the safest type of surgery for nearsightedness?

I see ads about lasik, but what is now the most accurate and the safest type of surgery for nearsightedness?

LASIK: Lasik is now the standard of care and produces excellent results in the nearsighted (myopic) patient. It is accurate and safe and now has a 15 year track record of safety. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Nearsightedness surgery (Tip)

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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Could cataract surgery fix nearsighted eyes ?

Could cataract surgery fix nearsighted eyes ?

Yes: With cataract surgery, your eyes are measured and a lens implant can be placed that leaves you near sighted, or far sighted. Today's premium lens implants can do both. ...Read more

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Is eye surgery for nearsighted and farsighted eyes?

Is eye surgery for nearsighted and farsighted eyes?

Yes: There are procedures for farsighted eyes and for nearsighted eyes as well. See an ophthalmologist to discuss your options. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Nearsightedness surgery (Tip)

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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About how much does it cost for lasek eye surgery for nearsightedness?

About how much does it cost for lasek eye surgery for nearsightedness?

Varies: As with many purchases the cost varies based on the options. It can cost anywhere from $1000 to $2500 per eye or more. This depends on geographic location, technology offered, reputation and length of vision guarantee if any etc. ...Read more

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Tell me more about laser eye surgery for nearsightedness?

Tell me more about laser eye surgery for nearsightedness?

It works: It is a good option for people who want to reduce their need for glasses or contacts. It is well-established, readily available and reasonably priced. What's holding you up? ...Read more

Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Nearsightedness surgery (Tip)

Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See more

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I am strongly considering getting icl surgery to correct my nearsightedness. What are the greatest risks I should be aware of?

I am strongly considering getting icl surgery to correct my nearsightedness. What are the greatest risks I should be aware of?

Infection: The major risks include infection, cataract formation and closed angle glaucoma. These risks can be minimized with proper pre- and post-operative care. See a refractive specialist for a more thorough discussion of the risks. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
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Nearsightedness surgery (Tip)

Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more

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I had LASIK surgery 4 years ago, and i just notice that my vission are blurred again., specially at night, i am a nearsighted before, what to do?

I had LASIK surgery 4 years ago, and i just notice that my vission are blurred again., specially at night, i am a nearsighted before, what to do?

Complete Eye Exam: You will need a complete eye exam to determine what is happening. If your vision is only blurry at night, it could be as simple as just dry eyes. Dry eyes tend to be worse later in the day, and can lead to blurred vision. It is also possible that your overall prescription is changing, but your daytime vision would also be bad. See you eye doctor. ...Read more

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Nearsightedness surgery (Tip)

When can pt start after surgery/injury? How many weeks are helpful? Does pt fax progress note to doc. ...See more

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Before the surgery, and i wear glasses for nearsighted. Couldi have the lasik again?

Most likely: Depending on why you might need lasik again, most of the time it is possible. On some occasions, other treatments might be recommended instead. A thorough evaluation would be required to tell in your particular circumstance. ...Read more

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Im nearsighted..Is there any natural way to make my eyes see better without glasses, contacts or surgery?

Im nearsighted..Is there any natural way to make my eyes see better without glasses, contacts or surgery?

Unfortunately No: Correction of nearsightedness; an anatomical lengthening of the eye, can only be corrected/compensated for through spectacle/contact, or surgical (lasik) intervention. ...Read more