Can LASIK Be Used For People With Cylinder Eyes?
My son asked me to register, but I have blurred blurry eyes, after I checked my eyes, I had 0.75 two eyes, according to the doctor, if I wanted LASIK, my eyes were still cylindrical, cma 0.75 was allowed or not ??
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Lasik is an eye surgery method to improve vision for those with nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism (cylindrical eyes). The way it works is by using a laser beam to fix the shape of the corneal layer in the eye so that vision can be better, clearer and sharper than before.
In performing this operation, there are a number of things to know, including that this operation should not be performed on those who:
Have good eyesight
Have large pupils or thin corneas
Have an old eye condition or presbyopia
Participating in certain sports that have the potential to impact on the face
Have a job that could be affected post Lasik
Then the requirements for prospective Lasik patients are:
Minimum age 18-21 years, because in that age range, eye strength can still change
The condition can be treated with Lasik
Do not suffer from diabetes, glaucoma, lupus, cataracts, herpes around the eyes and rheumatoid arthritis
Have an eye disorder that is stable for a certain period of time, for example in your condition, your eye cylinder must remain at 0.75 for the last 6 months
In addition, among the risks of Lasik action are:
Vision does not change as before surgery
Tidying too little or too much
Cylindrical eye or astigmatism
Itching around the eyes
Trouble seeing at night
In your case, cylinder 0.75 is actually very manageable in a simpler way like wearing glasses. And although there is not much discussion about whether or not there is a minimum cylinder power to be able to do Lasik, which means that you are fine to undergo Lasik with such cylinders, we think you still have to discuss in advance about your desire to undergo Lasik with your eye doctor.
This is because every action has risks and as we said above, one of the risks of Lasik is even astigmatism or cylinder eyes. So by discussing it with your ophthalmologist, you will be able to make a more mature decision considering all the pros and cons, rather than just the answer of whether or not you can. So, hopefully it answers your question.