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Caitlin


04/29/2013

Does lasik work for high myopia?

People say that lasik surgery can help relieve high miopia, really? How long can this work?
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  • Cammie

    04/30/2013

    People who have high myopia had better not take the lasik surgery to correct their eyesight. This is because that highly nearsighted people have to be cut more cornea organisation to achieve the purpose of correction due to the high myopia. However, the thickness of the cornea is very limited, thus the cornea can only be partly cut, which means that the vsion can only be partly corrected accordingly, making the vision still possesses a certain degree of prescription. This is to say, the effects of lasik surgery are not very effective for the people with high myopia. In addition, the risk of the lasik surgery for highly-nearsighted people is relatively high. The basic requirements for people who want to take a lasik surgery are as follows: 18-55 years old; 100-1200 degrees of myopia; 600 degrees of hyperopia or astigmatism. And how long this can last depends on the surgery technology, your personal health condition and the eye care after surgery. As long as you develop good habits when using your eyes and confirm to the doctor's order, the effects of the surgery will last long.
  • Kaylee tuener

    04/30/2013

    Yes, lasik eye surgery can treat people with high myopia. So far, lasik eye surgery is widely used for people who under -/+14.00 SPH value and -/+6.00. And the lasik eye surgery is really quickly. It takes about 20 minutes. But not everyone can take the surgery. First of all, you have over 18 years old. Besides, you shall have an eye examination to check if you have other eye diseases. Usually, the eye doctor can give you exactly answer if you can take lasik eye surgery.
  • Luis williams

    04/30/2013

    Yea, Lasik surgery is a type of refractive surgery for the correction of high myopia. In Lasik, the ophthalmologist uses a laser or microkeratome to reshape the eye's cornea to improve the acuity of vision. The most common procedure is that a thin, hinged flap is lifted from the surface of your eye and a laser removes some corneal tissue and then the flap is back to the original position to serve as a type of natural bandage. The result of Lasik surgery depends on the health of your body, your eyes, the status of your current vision as well as surgeon skill and experience. Lasik carries a slight risk of eye infection, chronic dry eye, halos, haze or Lasik flap problem. But most patients get rid of eyeglasses or contact lenses after having a Lasik surgery.
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