Lasik Surgery Procedure In Order To Enter The Police Academy?
My name is Seulawah Yuda, I was born on October 20, 2003. In 2019, I am 16 years old, my goal is to become an Akpol in 2021, but I have minus eye problems. I had read several articles that under 18 are not allowed to to do lasik surgery. Maybe, in 2021 the Akpol registration will be opened around the middle of the year between March-June. In the middle of the year I was not yet 18 years old. I am 18 years of age.., sorry if my question is not understood and I ask for your prayers so that my dream to become a political party come true. Thank you very much doctor 😁
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis) is a type of action to treat refractive disorders (for example: nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism / astigmatism) by repairing the cornea of the eye using a laser. Before LASIK surgery is recommended for a patient, generally the doctor will suggest a simpler treatment effort, for example by using glasses or contact lenses.
In general, patients who are LASIK candidates are patients over the age of 18 years. This is due to the consideration that at a younger age, the size of the eyeball and the severity of refractive disorders are still very dynamic and can change a lot. This can be excluded for pediatric patients with severe nearsightedness. Generally, the age range of patients undergoing LASIK is around 20-40 years. In addition, usually a good LASIK candidate is a patient whose size does not change> 0.5 diopters in the last 2 years.
Regarding your condition, we recommend that you consult directly with an ophthalmologist so that you can evaluate the feasibility and the right time for you to undergo LASIK surgery. It should be understood that although it is useful to correct eye refractive abnormalities, this action still has risks, including improper correction (sharp eyesight still lacking or excessive), dry eyes, and the risk of infection / inflammation of the cornea.
To enrich insights, you can read articles about LASIK. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.