Can eye surgery correct myopia with astigmatism?

Astigmatism correctn. Absolutely. The vast majority of corneal refractive surgery, i.e. Lasik or surface ablation/prk, is for just that. Most people wearing glasses for distance vision are myopic, and most of them have some amount of astigmatism as well. Today's lasers can correct a very high proportion of your myopia and your astigmatism. Some lasik surgeons give free educational appointments or seminars.

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Is there laser eye surgery available for myopic astigmatism?

Yes. See an ophthalmologist / lasik specialist to see if you are a candidate based on amount of correction, corneal thickness, and corneal topography (shape of your cornea). Read more...

I'm 24 years old, and am considering corrective surgery. Should I wait until a certain age to do have any kind of surgery? I have astigmatism, and mild myopia, and my vision was around -1.25 in both eyes. Also, what kind of surgery would be best?

Typically . Typically eye surgeons like to wait until patients are 21 years old before performing refractive surgery. You have a couple options that work well, including lasik and prk. Also, your refractive error should be stable and not changing. Because you live in socal, i encourage you to meet with dr. Melton, a cornea and refractive surgery specialist, at eye associates of southern california (www.Eye-socal.Com). Dr. Melton is outstanding. Read more...
LASIK if stable. If your prescription has not changed much in last 1-2 years, then you should do well with lasik, as long as you have a through eye exam and computerized measurements of your corneal curvature and thickness, and all is normal. Preferably the exam should be done and all testing reviewed by the ophthalmologist / eye surgeon who will perform the procedure. Make sure to get all your questions answered. Read more...

I have astigmatism & im far sighted (l eye: -7.25 r eye: -7.50). Can I get laser eye surgery to correct it? I'm 16 & my eyesight gets worse every year

Not yet age stabilit. Myopia and astigmatism can be corrected with laser. Minimum approved age is 18. (Are you 16 or 22?) In addition to your prescription testing for stability, other very important tests and a dilated exam will be done by your ophthalmologist to see if you are a candidate then. There are other treatments that can correct your vision as well if your are not a good laser candidate. Read more...

Can laser eye surgery correct myopic near sightedness?

Yes. Yes. Most myopic patients do well with laser eye surgery. Although the laser are approved off higher correction, i generally treat up to -10 d (as long as everything else is normal. Read more...

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...