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I have poor (degrading)nearsightedness and don't wear corrective lenses. Should I have lasik? Back in April 07 I barely passed my driver's license vision exam.


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replied February 26th, 2009
Vision and Eye Disorders Answer A5887
Wearing eyeglasses is the most practical solution but if the refractor anomaly is severe or there is a big difference between the eyes you could try contact lenses. Wearing contact lenses requires great responsibility while dealing with them and brings a risk for injuries and infections if not maintained according to the regulations.





Lasik (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a type of refractive laser eye surgery for correcting myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Lasik may be followed by these complications: dry eyes, overcorrection or undercorrection, visual acuity fluctuation, halos or starbursts around light sources at night, light sensitivity, ghost images or double vision, wrinkles in flap (striae), decentered ablation, debris or growth under flap, thin or buttonhole flap, induced astigmatism, corneal ectasia, floaters, epithelium erosion, posterior vitreous detachment, macular hole, etc.





The FDA has approved Lasik for age 18 and over. More importantly, the person's eye refractor anomaly needs to be stable for two years prior to surgery.





You could consult an ophthalmologist about this.











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