Do most patients achieve 20/20 vision after laser eye surgery? I'm considering laser eye surgery. As far as I know, the only problem with my eyes is nearsightedness, and there is no history of glaucoma or other eye disorders in my family. Is there a good

Yes. Most myopic patients achieve 20/20 after lasik . High myopia and high degrees of astigmatism may reduce the probability of getting 20/20.
20/20. Most patients are corrected to 20/ 20 vision. There are pre- lasik tests that need to be measured to make sure you are a good candidate for lasik.
Yes, . Yes, depending on the technique you can achieve 20/20 or better uncorrected vision in most cases. Most studies achieve this benchmark in 90-95% of patients. I personally had intralase lasik on my own eyes 4 years ago and still have a 20/10 result (about 3 lines better than 20/20). Provided you are a good candidate and willing to tolerate a small chance of surgical complications then the surgery results are quite good. For full disclosure, individual results do vary for many different reasons which your surgeon can discuss with you. I have no financial interests in intralase technology or any other refractive company. Best regards, jc.

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What will my vision be after lasik surgery? I am severely nearsighted and currently wear glasses that correct my vision to nearly 20/20. I am concerned that laser eye surgery will not be able to restore my vision to that level. Can lasik return my vision

If . If your ophthalmologist feels that you qualify for lasik surgery, then there is a good chance that you will reach the 20/20 level after lasik surgery, as over 90% of patients undergoing lasik reach 20/20 after surgery. However, not everyone qualifies for lasik (especially those patients with high levels of nearsightedness such as over -10.0 d) and not everyone achieves 20/20 vision. My advice would be to have your eyes evaluated and then ask your surgeon to give you an estimate of what your particular chances are for reaching 20/20. Read more...
The . The most important issue is whether your prescription is appropriate for lasik or whether an alternate technology would be best. Issues to consider would be the level of nearsightedness balanced with the curvature of your cornea and the thickness of your cornea. If all factors are in your favor, you should anticipate good vision if custom wavefront laser treatment is performed. The higher the correction, the greater is the chance for fine-tuning. Your surgeon should be able to give you a good estimate of the chance of your needing a fine-tuning procedure or enhancement. My highly nearsighted patients are astounded at the huge change in their lifestyle when surgery is finished. I had a patient a few weeks ago tell us that he felt much more confident with himself now that he did not have to depend on his glasses or contact lenses. He told us that he had never seen as well with glasses or contact lenses as he did after his lasik surgery. I cannot stress the importance of finding a reputable refractive surgeon who is willing to tell you that lasik is not appropriate for you and your eyes. Not everyone should have lasik, some may be better candidates for surface ablation prk and some may not be a good laser candidate at all and would be better with an intraocular procedure such as a phakic iol. Read more...
Lasik. Lasik can correct up to -10 diopters of near-sightedness if everything else is normal. As long as your prescription is in this range, you should be able to correct your vision. Read more...

Is laSer eye surgery risky for patients who want 20/20 vision? Is it possible that u could be blinded or with worse vision? Or worse could it b fatal

All surgery has risk. In the right hands and with modern technology, those risks are small, and the benefits can be great. With proper pre-operative evaluation, the safest procedure for you (there are actually multiple options) can be selected. Read more...