Procedure In Lasik Eye Action?
Good night..doctor I want to ask about my eye lasik now 17 years old and my eyes min 4 now can I be lasik that’s all my question doctor thank you
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. LASIK is one of the eye health procedures, where in this procedure, the laser is fired at the eye with the aim of repairing the corneal layer of the eye, so that light delivery can work better, and patients can recover from eye problems.
Regarding your question, to be able to answer it, you need to know a few things about the LASIK procedure. First, LASIK is indicated for those who experience nearsightedness, farsightedness, and cylindrical eyes or astigmatism. Especially, in those who have severe vision problems. The reason is because there are various risks to this procedure, such as eye repair that is done less or excessively (under-correction or over-correction), re-vision like before surgery, dry eyes, itching, appearing visual impairment, or in general is a worsening of the condition compared to the initial condition.
Of course, all these risks do not have to occur, and if they occur rarely because 96% of LASIK surgeries are successful and run well, it's just that because the potential is always there, patients must know it before deciding to do LASIK. So that if the eye disturbance is still not too severe, it's better to use glasses first. For minus usually this method is only recommended at high minus, ie above minus 6-8.
In addition, if it is already indicated, and ready with all the potential risks that can arise, there are several conditions that must be met, including at least 18 years old, nearsightedness must be stable, do not experience incriminating diseases such as diabetes, glaucoma, lupus and so forth. For this condition, the eye doctor will test it through a physical examination carried out before the action.
So, back to your question, according to our observations you cannot do LASIK surgery. One reason is that you are still quite young, and there is still a possibility of minus your eyes to change as you age. The reason you have to wait for the minus eye to stabilize is if you have continued LASIK even though your vision is still unstable, it may be that later you will experience minus again, and the operations you have done before will be in vain. Therefore, for our present condition, you are still not ready. But if you are in doubt, it would be better if you consulted your ophthalmologist first, so that a more thorough examination can be done before coming to a conclusion. So, hopefully answering your question.