Who is not eligible for LASIK?
No signs of corneal disease, cataracts, glaucoma, or persistent dry eyes. Overall health. No other illness such as arthritis, lupus, HIV, or diabetes. Pregnancy.
Why would I not be a good candidate for LASIK?
Many patients are not good candidates for laser vision correction because of systemic or ocular disease. Conditions, such as cataracts, diabetes, or autoimmune diseases like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, may make LASIK and other laser vision correction options not a good choice for some patients.
Who is a good LASIK candidate?
LASIK tends to be best for individuals who are nearsighted. It also works for patients with farsightedness and astigmatism as well. Generally speaking, LASIK can correct -11 diopters of nearsightedness, +5 diopters for farsightedness, and 5 diopters for astigmatism.
How bad does your vision have to be to get LASIK?
The average refractive prescription that qualifies for laser eye surgery is: Nearsighted ness up to -8.0 diopters. Astigmatism up to -3.0 diopters. Nearsightedness with astigmatism up to -9.0 diopters.
Can LASIK go wrong?
Surgical complications from laser vision correction are extremely rare. But they do occur. LASIK complications include infections as well as dislocation of the corneal flap that’s made during the surgery.
Is LASIK suitable for everyone?
Maximum Age – No Limit. We have done LASIK in people even at the age of 60 years. It is a question of when one decides in life that enough is enough and that one would like to see the world without these ‘optical crutches’.
Does LASIK fix astigmatism?
“With LASIK surgery, patients can expect better vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses. It can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism,” Robert L.
Can I get LASIK if my vision is still changing?
The FDA requires anyone seeking LASIK to be over the age of 18 to be eligible. This is due to the fact that your vision is still changing when you’re young. Up until your twenties, your eyes are still developing. If you were to get surgery while your eyes were still growing, then the results could be short-lived.
What is a stable eye prescription?
The generally accepted guideline for stability is a change of 0.75 or less in any component of the prescription over the last year. So, if one year ago a patient wore –2.00 glasses and today they are using –2.75 or less their prescription is considered stable.
How do I know if I’m a candidate for LASIK?
The qualifications of a good candidate for refractive or laser eye surgery generally include: At least 18 years of age. Stable eyeglass and contact lense prescription for at least 2 to 3 years. Stable vision over at least the past year.