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Doctor insights on: Safe Person Glaucoma Lasik Vision Correction

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

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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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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It is possible that a person with glaucoma have lasik for vision correction?

It is possible that a person with glaucoma have lasik for vision correction?

Yes: Yes but you will need to be followed closely. Steroid eye drops are often used after lasik. Some people respond with increase in iop to these meds (usually transient). Finally, lasik will have no impact on glaucoma progression later in life, but it can cause eye pressure to register at a lower level (an artificial lowering). Again, close follow up will be needed with or without lasik. ...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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Dose lasik vision correction work?

Of course: Lasik vision correction, in the properly pre-screened patient, corrects the vision and the goal is usually to normalize the vision so glasses or contacts are not needed. The vast majority achieve this outcome, and the rest usually get close. It is well worked out and a very safe procedure, with little risk. ...Read more

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Does lasik vision correction really work permanently?

Does lasik vision correction really work permanently?

LASIK: When performed by an experienced surgeon using modern equipment, lasik treatment will correct your distance prescription for as long as anatomy of your eye is stable. Typically, there is stability of the anatomy from your early 20s to your early 60s. ...Read more

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Would lasik vision correction be a good for me at 55?

Would lasik vision correction be a good for me at 55?

Depends: Lasik corrects distant vision;we older folks usually have poor near vision which has more to do with things inside of the eye versus the corneal shape (distant vision), but you should discuss this with an eye dr. ...Read more

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What do I have to do before and after lasik vision correction?

What do I have to do before and after lasik vision correction?

Follow instructions: First, go to an experienced, reputable surgeon to be examined, educated and cleared for surgery, and then follow the instructions given to you. Preop, you'll be started on prescription drops one day before surgery, and instructed to perform eyelid scrubs to reduce the chance of infection. Postop, you will need to continue drops, rest, avoid getting water in the eyes, and do not rub your eyes. ...Read more

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Can someone who has had lasik vision correction ten years ago get it done again?

Can someone who has had lasik vision correction ten years ago get it done again?

Often yes: Some form of enhancement can usually be done. Even this long out, the original flap can often be lifted for re-operation, so that a new incision is not made. The real question is why you have decreased vision this long after your original surgery. Occasionally, this is an indicator of early cataracts. See your eyedoc! ...Read more

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Lasik eye vision correction -- does it work and is it worth it ?

Absolutely: Lasik does a terrific job of providng glasses and contact lens freedom - in the right people. The procedure is fast, easy to tolerate and works great, but you must be a good candidate. Have an evaluation with a laser vision specialist in your area; this should be someone who specializes in only laser vision correction. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In many cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known ...Read more


Vision Correction (Definition)

Vision correction by definition is any means of correcting the patients refractive error either via ...Read more