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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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Can a person with glaucoma still have lasik for vision correction?

Can a person with glaucoma still have lasik for vision correction?

Perhaps: Glaucoma itself does not disqualify you from lasik. There are however certain considerations. Your best bet is to check with the doctor who is managing your glaucoma before getting consulted for lasik. ...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?

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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What is prk vision correction surgery like?

What is prk vision correction surgery like?

Usually good: Prk alters the power of the eye by using the laser to sculpt a new lens into the cornea, the window at the front of the eye. Once healed, the vision is usually excellent and so the vision is as if you never needed glasses because in fact you would not need them. ...Read more

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Can vision correction surgery work?

Can vision correction surgery work?

Yes: Lasik and prk vision surgery have been performed millions of times with mostly excellent results. So it works to improve vision. Like all surgery there is a risk, rather tiny, of problems but most do very well. ...Read more

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Can a vision correction surgery affects us later in r life?

Can a vision correction surgery affects us later in r life?

Variable: Vision correction with lasik provides a quick improvement in the basic focusing power of the eyes. For most this is stable but some undergo 'regression' in which some of the improved power is lost. Lasik has no impact on the hardening of the lens which causes presbyopia after age 40, so this will occur. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about thoughts on vision correction surgery?

Very positive: Laser vision correction surgery has a very high success rate in properly selected patients. I have been doing this type of surgery for over 15 years and these are some of my most happy patients. ...Read more

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How does taking anti-inflammatory steroid medication affect the outcome of vision correction surgery?

How does taking anti-inflammatory steroid medication affect the outcome of vision correction surgery?

Well usually, : Anti inflammatory drops are used to slow or suppress the scarring (bad form of healing) reaction that can occur after refractive surgery. It can also alleviate discomfort. There are a wide variety of very effective steroid and non steroidal agents that can be used after refractive surgery. ...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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Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

A condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. It's often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness ...Read more


Vision Correction (Definition)

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