Little Known Facts About Lasik Eye Surgery - Part II

by Matthew Mitchell - Date: 2007-01-19 - Word Count: 274 Share This!

Can Lasik eye surgery fix extreme nearsightedness? I heard it can't fully repair the problem.

The solution that most people with extreme nearsightedness use is a phakic intraocular lens implant. Basically a lens is put inside the eye. That way you don't have to worry about the lens getting too thin as you age. The major risk with putting a lens inside the eye is infection. If infection occurs you could loose your sight. This has never happened in clinical studies but it is still a risk.

What are the most important factors to be a candidate of Lasik surgery?

The thickness, shape, and strength of your cornea are the most important factors. Above all the thickness of your cornea will be the determining factor.

What are the major side effects of Lasik eye surgery?

The most common side effect is dry eyes. It usually only lasts three to six months and can be treated with medicated eye drops or oral Bio Tears treatments. Dry eyes are more common in women then men and affects postmenopausal women more acutely then other women. The other side effects occur in vision at night with halos or glares of light. These are most common in cases of extreme correction and are becoming more rare with new Lasik technology.

How likely is it that I will need corrective or enhancing surgery later on?

Only ten percent of patients need enhancing surgery after their initial correction. This is determined within three to six months after the first surgery. As a rule of thumb, corrections are more common in those that had higher corrections to start with. With wave-based Lasik the one-time surgery rates are much higher.

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Matthew Mitchell is the owner of Debt Consolidation and also specializes in Debt consolidation Loans and Non-Profit Debt Consolidation

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