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.
Depends . There are several options for vision correction surgery, . Laser vision correction (lasik, prk) alters the shape of the cornea to decrease the need for glasses or contact lenses. Lens surgery (cataract, lens exchange or phakic iol) either replaces the natural lens or adds a second lens in order to correct your prescription.
Numerous. There are laser based options (lasik, prk and their variants) and then there are surgical options (icl, cle). Which is best for you depends on the physical characteristics of your eyes. A refractive surgeon is the best doctor to consult.

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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...

What age is a recommended age for corrective eye surgery?

Depends. Depending upon state laws which dictate the age of majority, generally corrective laser surgery has the best results in the 20 to 35 year population. There are exceptions, but as one approaches 40 , presbyopia and the need for reading glssses in addition to the correction makes the procedure less attractive as an option. Read more...
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...

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...

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

Depends on reason. Reversible blindness such as cataract can get corrective eye surgery or dense diffuse corneal opacity with a corneal transplant, otherwise if the entire ocular system (including parts we can't regenerate yet) is not working, then the surgery may not help. Read more...
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...

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

Lasik surgery. In lasik surgery one makes a flap and treats under the flap because the treatment is under the surface there is no scar. Read more...
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...

Will having dry eye syndrome prevent me from having corrective eye surgery?

Not necessarily. As a general rule of thumb, refractive eye surgery will cause the eye to become more dry. At your age, if you are already having dry eye symptoms, i would be cautious in proceeding forward with any refractive surgery, as your eyes will only get more dry as you get older. Consider getting a complete evaluation from an eye md who does not perform refractive surgery for an unbiased second opinion. Read more...

Just had corrective eye surgery (lasik) 12 hours ago, right eye not as good as left eye. Is this normal?

Probably. Twelve hours is too soon to tell whether lasik has treated your entire prescription. It can take up to a couple of days to be sure. Give it time, use your eye drops as prescribed, rest your eyes as you were told, and don't test your eyes too frequently. As long as there is no significant discomfort, you are healing appropriately. Read more...
Lasik. It is very common to have different vision in each eye as the healing and procedure varies. Just follow your post-op instructions and keep the eyes wel lubricated. If you had better vision just after the procedure and you notice an abrupt visual loss perhaps associated with pain then you should call your surgeon. Small variations in vision, blurry vision and severe dry eye symptoms are normal. Read more...
Yes. Yes. It is common for the vision to be a little blurry immediately after surgery. It is also common for one eye to be a little clearer early on. If you are having other related symptoms such as pain, then you should call your eye doctor. Read more...