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Safe Person Amblyopia Lasik
Amost always: Nothing is 100% safe. Not even driving a car or crossing a street. Lasik is one of the safest procedures around but it's unrealistic to think in absolute terms of "safe" vs "unsafe". The patient has to be willing to sign the consent form that discloses everything that can go wrong (very rarely) and be comfortable taking a small chance for a big reward. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Refractive surgery: Is not recommended for children in general. This is due to the fact that the refractive error (i.e. Amount of power in glasses) changes during the first 15-20 years of our lives. It's not a good idea to have refractive surgery until the refractive error is stable for at least 1-2 years. This typically doesn't occur until at least 20 yrs old. ...Read more
No difference: The risk is the same for each. ...Read more
No: Keratoconus is an abnormality of the collagen of the cornea. LASIK should never be done if you have keratoconus. In some circumstances, PRK laser vision correction can be done. A newer treatment for keratoconus called cross linking can arrest the disease and improve vision in some people. You should consult an ophthalmologist (an EYE MD) to determine what is best for you. ...Read more
No: It will provide no benefit.Get a more detailed answer ›
Had cataract & astigmatism correction with iol lens but correction not sufficient for distance vision. Now prk is recommended. Good solution?
Yes: Some caveats, glaucoma disease should already be controlled and not severe enough to have limited visual acuity. Once the cornea is thinned, then it is more difficult to estimate the true pressure inside the eye to monitor for disease progression. Also flap microkeratomes increase eye pressure temporarily while making the cut so intralase laser might be a better way to create the flap. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My uncorrected distance vision is 20/200; corrected is 20/20. Will my uncorrected vision improve after aspheric monofocal IOL post cataract surgery?
Lasik and PRK: Various diagnostic test should be done in order to see if a person is the right candidate for either lasik or prk. Depending on a person's corneal thickness and corneal shape, these should be taken into consideration when deciding which procedure to do. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Laser eye corrective surgery has gone through several generations of improvement in the technology and now is quite safe, minimally stressful and a terrific way to get rid of your eyeglasses and/or contact lenses. It will not restore the need for reading glasses in those over 40 however, but will give clear distance vision without glasses. ...Read more
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