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Is lasik surgery safe for someone with farsightedness?

Is lasik surgery safe for someone with farsightedness?

Yes: Lasik is approved and effective for most patients with hyperopia (farsightedness) as long as they are good candidates otherwise. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Amblyopia (Definition)

loss not due to a structural problem such as myopia or hyperopia and develops early in life. For ...Read more


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Is lasik eye surgery safe?

Is lasik eye surgery safe?

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 more

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Is lasik operation for eye vision correction effective and safe?

Is lasik operation for eye vision correction effective and safe?

Yes: Yes. For appropriate candidates, lasik is an effective and safe operation. See data on pubmed or www.Fda.Gov. Lasik is one of the most common and safest elective surgeries. ...Read more

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How risky is strabismus (wandering) eye surgery?

How risky is  strabismus (wandering) eye surgery?

See below: Every eye surgery has risks including bleeding, infection, need for more surgery, etc. Luckily these risks are rare. You need to have a frank discussion with the ophthalmologist recommending strabismus surgery for you. ...Read more

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How risky is refractive eye surgery for children?

How risky is refractive eye surgery for children?

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

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How safe is eye laser surgery for people who dislike wearing glasses?

How safe is eye laser surgery for people who dislike wearing glasses?

Extremely: Modern laser vision correction is extremely accurate and safe. Over time, our screening methods for who is a good candidate have improved along with treatment technology. See a refractive surgeon to ensure that you are a candidate. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery considered safe?

Yes: In general lasik is one of the safest surgeries performed. There are people who are not candidates for lasik. If you are concerned, ask your ophthalmologist about the safety of lasik in your eyes. ...Read more

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Will lasik work for someone who is farsighted with astigmatism?

Will lasik work for someone who is farsighted with astigmatism?

Usually: Lasik can be used to correct both farsightedness and astigmatism. But it depends on the severity of the problems. It would be worthwhile seeing an experienced lasik surgeon to see if you would be an acceptable candidate. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery recommended?

Is lasik eye surgery recommended?

Yes: Lasik eye surgery is recommended for appropriate candidates who wish to decrease their dependance on glasses or contact lenses. ...Read more

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How dangerous is lasik eye surgery?

How dangerous is lasik eye surgery?

It is quite safe.: Though there are obviously complications with any surgery, they are rare with lasik eye surgery. The vast majority of people do very well. ...Read more

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Is Lasik eye surgery good for someone that has keratoconus ?

Is Lasik eye surgery good for someone that has keratoconus ?

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

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How effective is lasik eye surgery?

How effective is lasik eye surgery?

Very successful: As long as you have appropriate expectations, and don't have abnormal cornea or certain systemic diseases especially immunologic disease. ...Read more

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Is it safe for person with glaucoma to have lasik for vision correction?

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 more

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My uncorrected distance vision is 20/200; corrected is 20/20. Will my uncorrected vision improve after aspheric monofocal IOL post cataract surgery?

My uncorrected distance vision is 20/200; corrected is 20/20. Will my uncorrected vision improve after aspheric monofocal IOL post cataract surgery?

Very Possibly: It is always difficult to answer this kind of question without knowing the details of your case. In general, If this is what you wish and no complications occur, your uncorrected vision will likely improve. The best of wishes for good health ...Read more

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Who should have prk (photorefractive keratectomy) over lasik?

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 more

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How safe is laser eye surgery for vision improvement?

How safe is laser eye surgery for vision improvement?

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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

A condition that occurs when one eye does not see as well as, or align properly ...Read more