What are the pros and cons of lasic surgery.
After the surgery, will I get back the long sightedness as I get old?
My vision is stable from the past three years as -1.75 for both the eyes.
Are there any other treatments available other than lasic?
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You can go for lasik if your eye sight is stable for an year at least and by age of 40 you have to depend on glasses for reading. Till 40 you no need to use glasses after successful lasik surgery.
Few people get dry eyes post lasik surgery so need to depend on artificial years and some may see shadows and glare which is very minimal and over the period of time patient's will get adapted with it.
Other than lasik you can use either contact lenses or glasses and also can go for ICL in which a Lens is implanted inside the eye behind iris where a potential space is available for it. But this procedure is very expensive and usually not adviced in such small no. It can be choosen if you are affordable where the post operative reSults are better than lasik because surprising errors of post lasik surgery in residual power is unlikely with ICL.
meet a refractive Surgeon with your topography of cornea and central corneal thickness.
carry all your old reports and if you are pre existing dry eyes Patient, lasik is not advices.
LASIK, which stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis, is a popular surgery used to correct vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. All laser vision correction surgeries work by reshaping the cornea, the clear front part of the eye, so that light traveling through it is properly focused onto the retina located in the back of the eye.
- Around 96% of patients will have their desired vision after LASIK. An enhancement can further increase this number.
- LASIK is associated with very little pain due to the numbing drops that are used.
- Vision is corrected nearly by the day after LASIK.
- No bandages or stitches are required after LASIK.
- Adjustments can be made years after LASIK to further correct vision if vision changes while you age.
- After having LASIK, most patients have a dramatic reduction in eyeglass or contact lens dependence and many patients no longer need them at all.
- LASIK is technically complex. Rare problems may occur when the doctor creates the flap, which can permanently affect vision. This is one reason to choose a surgeon who is very experienced at performing these surgeries.
- LASIK can rarely cause a loss of "best" vision. Your best vision is the highest degree of vision that you achieved while wearing your contacts or eyeglasses.
Possible side effects:
- Seeing halos around images
- Difficulty driving at night
- Fluctuating vision
- Dry eyes
Alternatives to LASIK are:
- LASEK: If you have thin or flat corneas, LASEK is one of the best LASIK alternatives.
- Phakic IntraOcular Lens Implants: If a patient has a lens that is not able to focus, he or she most likely doesnât qualify for LASIK. Phakic IntraOcular Lens Implants are good alternatives.
- Epi-LASIK: Like LASEK, Epi-LASIK is not as invasive as traditional LASIK
- Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery: Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery is another LASIK alternative that can help those that donât qualify for traditional corrective surgery. A laser is used to remove the natural lens so it can be replaced with an artificial IntraOcular lens.
There are no specific effects of LASIK surgery in old age, in other words, after the cornea heals from the surgery it tends to remain in a stable shape for years or decades. Changes in vision with time and age such as presbyopia or that due to cataract development are not related in any way to prior LASIK surgery.
Follow the steps as advised
If condition persists or worsens visit the opthalmologist at the earliest
lasik is very good option to get rid of glasses
Doctor will perform few tests (Schirmer test, Pentacam and Fundus examination) and if all tests are normal then you can go for lasik surgery without fear.
Success rate of LASIK is over 96%.
Cost may range from 20 k to 1 lac depending on type or lasik.
Pros... Painless, quick way to get rid of Glasses
Cons..Minor risk of dry eyes, glare,haloes...
Very very rare risk of infection,DALK etc
I am against LASIK or Smile LASIK for -1.75 D because this is minimal power & my son 30 yrs old with MD in dermatology living in Delhi will never go forvLASIK for -1.75 D he is using because it has lots of advantage in later life ,please go through in details on Google about LASIK because LASIK surgeon will never discuss those things because it will affect their business, All that glitters is not gold
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