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How many times can lasik surgery be done on the same person? My eyes keep getting worse, can I do lasik now & if my eyes get worse agn can I do it agn?
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
7 doctors agree
In brief: LASIK
If your eyes keep getting worse, do not have lasik.
One requirement for lasik is a stable glasses prescription for 6-12 months before surgery. Lasik may be done multiple times as long as all the pre-op testing is satisfactory and as long as there is enough corneal thickness to allow repeat surgery. Most people only need to be treated once, however.

In brief: LASIK
If your eyes keep getting worse, do not have lasik.
One requirement for lasik is a stable glasses prescription for 6-12 months before surgery. Lasik may be done multiple times as long as all the pre-op testing is satisfactory and as long as there is enough corneal thickness to allow repeat surgery. Most people only need to be treated once, however.
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Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Wait
A lot of factors determine how often you can have lasik.
But more importantly you should not be having lasik until your eyes have stopped changing for at least 6 monts, maybe longer depending on your age.

In brief: Wait
A lot of factors determine how often you can have lasik.
But more importantly you should not be having lasik until your eyes have stopped changing for at least 6 monts, maybe longer depending on your age.
Dr. David Sachs
Dr. David Sachs
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Dr. Gary Hirshfield
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Lasik
Modern lasik only needs to be enhanced or repeated about 2 per cent of the time.
If your eyes are not stable then don't have lasik. If you had lasik and your eyes are progressively worsening you must rule out cataract and also ectasia which is a complication of lasik and can happen years later. Sometimes myopia does unexpectedly progress and in some cases additional laser can correct this.

In brief: Lasik
Modern lasik only needs to be enhanced or repeated about 2 per cent of the time.
If your eyes are not stable then don't have lasik. If you had lasik and your eyes are progressively worsening you must rule out cataract and also ectasia which is a complication of lasik and can happen years later. Sometimes myopia does unexpectedly progress and in some cases additional laser can correct this.
Dr. Gary Hirshfield
Dr. Gary Hirshfield
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Lasik
Enhancements can be performed after the initial lasik procedure but you should see an eye doctor to determine why your eyes are "getting worse.
" your prescription should stabilize with time.

In brief: Lasik
Enhancements can be performed after the initial lasik procedure but you should see an eye doctor to determine why your eyes are "getting worse.
" your prescription should stabilize with time.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. John Jarstad
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: There's a limit
There is a limit to how many times a cornea can be operated upon safely.
Depending on the thickness of the cornea, the health of the endothelium (cells lining the inside of the cornea) and the presence of haze or clouding. For most normal patients with a low to moderate myopia two operations can typically be done safely. The most vie ever done is 3 on one eye. It's like money in the bank.

In brief: There's a limit
There is a limit to how many times a cornea can be operated upon safely.
Depending on the thickness of the cornea, the health of the endothelium (cells lining the inside of the cornea) and the presence of haze or clouding. For most normal patients with a low to moderate myopia two operations can typically be done safely. The most vie ever done is 3 on one eye. It's like money in the bank.
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Dr. John Jarstad
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