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Am I a good candidate for the laser eye surgery?
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    This time, I try to explain about the eligibility for the laser eye surgery (LASIK, PRK).

     

    1.Age

    ・under 18    It is too young to undergo LASIK and PRK. Ortho-K is available.

    ・over 40      You can undergo the surgery but LASIK/PRK cannot fix presbiopia.

                        You need reading glasses to see nearside after the surgery.

    ・around 60   You can undergo the surgery but you would be better to consider about cataract surgery.

     

    2.Estrogen

    Estrogen make your cornea soft and affect to your visual acuity.

    ・pregnant            You cannot undergo the surgery. You should wait at least 3 month after you have a baby.

    ・breast feeding     You should stop breast feeding and wait at least 3 month.

    We check your visual acuity and wait until it stables.

     

    3.Visual acuity

    Visual acuity corrected by glasses or contact lenses should be over 20/20.

    Or we cannot make the visual acuity over 20/20 after the surgery.

    ・Too strong myopia      over -12D  you cannot undergo laser eye surgery.

          We recommend ICL surgery. But it costs 4 times as expensive as LASIK/PRK.

    ・Too strong astigmatism   over -5D  you cannot undergo.

    ・Too strong hyperopia    over +3D  It is hard to fix it.

     

    4.Thikness of the cornea

    We have strict guideline about the thickness of the cornea.

    We should remain 400-450micrometers after the surgery.

    You do not have enough thickness of the cornea, you cannot undergo the surgery.

     

    5. Body condition

     You cannot undergo the surgery who have deseases hereunder.

     cataract, glaucoma, retina's deseases, keratoconus, squint-eyed badly

     badly diabetes, and more.

     Please ask our doctor on the first exam.

     

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