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What type of corrective eye surgery is least likely to leave a scar?

What type of corrective eye surgery is least likely to leave a scar?

Unlikely: Scarring is very unlikely with all modern refractive surgery when performed by an experienced surgeon on a good candidate. Certain risk factors can make scarring more likely with a procedure named prk but overall the risk is extremely low. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Is it possible for a blind person to get corrective eye surgery?

Is it possible for a blind person to get corrective eye surgery?

Blindness: Depends on the reason for blindness. A cloudy cornea can be treated with a corneal transplant. A cataract can be surgically removed to restore vision. ...Read more

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Will corrective eye surgery help me if I have a lazy eye?

Will corrective eye surgery help me if I have a lazy eye?

Maybe?: Depends on what is the lazy part and how much! if the eyes are misaligned, then lasik will not affect that. If the eye prescription is off, then lasik will help. If the eye never gained full sight, lasik may only help to the extent the eye can see with correction. ...Read more

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When does someone qualify for corrective eye surgery?

When does someone qualify for corrective eye surgery?

LASIK: Depening on your eye glasses prescription (how long eye is, amount of astigmatism [curvature of cornea or lens is not spherical), pre-operative risk factors (ie, any dry eye, autoimmune, Herpes history, etc), your eyeMD can determine if you are a candidate. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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Can i need corrective eye surgery to fix my astigmatism?

Can i need corrective eye surgery to fix my astigmatism?

Astigmatism Surgery: Lasik is now quite effective for correcting mild to moderate amounts of normal astigmatism. It can not correct unusually large or irregular amounts of astigmatism, and your eye doctor will have to evaluate your situation. ...Read more

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What are the options for corrective eye surgery?

What are the options for corrective eye surgery?

Eye surgery: The options vary depending on your prescription but they include laser eye surgery (lasik, epi-lasik, lasek, prk), orthokeratology, clear lens extraction, phakic intraocular lens implantation, intracorneal ring segments, incisional corneal surgery, and others. See an eye doctor to see what is your best option. ...Read more

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What age is a recommended age for corrective eye surgery?

What age is a recommended age for corrective eye surgery?

18 and older: Lasik is fda-approved for those 18 and older. More importantly, surgery is held off until there is no appreciable change in your prescription from year to year. Cataract surgery can be done at any age, and refractive lens surgery is similar to lasik - usually reserved for those over the age of 18. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more