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Postby alohadaniel » Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:34 am



i am a college student, 20yrs old and wanna know the best time to do the surgery. Should I do it after 25years old.?

can i swim or play basketball after the surgery? What is the time needed to recover after surgery?

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Postby LasikExpert » Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:18 pm

Lasik and similar laser eye surgery is only appropriate after your eyes have fully developed and you have a stable refractive error. This may have been achieved already, but your Lasik doctor will need to evaluate your ocular history.

You have relatively high myopia (nearsighted, shortsighted) vision and your actual myopia may even be greater. At your age the lens within the eye is able to change focus rather easily and may "focus around" some of your myopia. A manifest refraction (which is better, one or two?) may not catch this focusing around the myopia. A cycloplegic refraction (which is better, one or two? with the lens inside the eye paralyzed) can provide your true myopia. This may be the better target for correction.

Myopia is commonly caused by the eye being too long. This elongation puts a lot of strain on the retina inside the back of the eye. Even if Lasik resolve all your refractive error, your eye will still be elongated and your retina will still have this extra stress. For this reason you should be evaluated by a retina specialist every few years, whether you elect to have Lasik or not, and you should probably be evaluated by a retina specialist before you decide on Lasik

From what you have provided, you may now be a candidate for laser eye surgery, but you need a comprehensive evaluation from competent doctors before you can make a knowledgeable decision.
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Postby alohadaniel » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:43 pm

LasikExpert wrote:Lasik and similar laser eye surgery is only appropriate after your eyes have fully developed and you have a stable refractive error. This may have been achieved already, but your Lasik doctor will need to evaluate your ocular history.

You have relatively high myopia (nearsighted, shortsighted) vision and your actual myopia may even be greater. At your age the lens within the eye is able to change focus rather easily and may "focus around" some of your myopia. A manifest refraction (which is better, one or two?) may not catch this focusing around the myopia. A cycloplegic refraction (which is better, one or two? with the lens inside the eye paralyzed) can provide your true myopia. This may be the better target for correction.

Myopia is commonly caused by the eye being too long. This elongation puts a lot of strain on the retina inside the back of the eye. Even if Lasik resolve all your refractive error, your eye will still be elongated and your retina will still have this extra stress. For this reason you should be evaluated by a retina specialist every few years, whether you elect to have Lasik or not, and you should probably be evaluated by a retina specialist before you decide on Lasik

From what you have provided, you may now be a candidate for laser eye surgery, but you need a comprehensive evaluation from competent doctors before you can make a knowledgeable decision.



thank you very much.
I have very high myopia.The situation has not changed during last 2years(I m not quite sure cuz sometimes I see sth unclearly recently with the glasses but doctor says my eyesight hasnt changed after checkup).

My father did the PRK before(1998) when he was 40. And now his eyesight has dropped to 0.8/0.6(both 1.0 right after surgery). Why that happened since the eyesight for a adult is supposed to be stable.?

For me, Doing lasik right now(20years old) has side effect or not? It means whether how successful the result is, the eyesight will still get worse after a couple of years.?

After surgery, how long do I need to get rid of sports, swimming,...etc.?
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Re: thanks

Postby LasikExpert » Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:55 am

alohadaniel wrote:My father did the PRK before(1998) when he was 40. And now his eyesight has dropped to 0.8/0.6(both 1.0 right after surgery). Why that happened since the eyesight for a adult is supposed to be stable.?


Even "stable" eyes will change with age. A regression of effect can occur as the eye attempts to "fix" the change induced by surgery. Additionally, your father is probably now dealing with presbyopia more than at age 40.

alohadaniel wrote:It means whether how successful the result is, the eyesight will still get worse after a couple of years.?


Your eyes will change at the same rate after surgery as they would have without surgery. Lasik does not change the natural progress of aging.

alohadaniel wrote:After surgery, how long do I need to get rid of sports, swimming,...etc.?


We have articles on Lasik and swimming and Lasik and altitude sports that may be of interest. We have an article about Lasik Flap Healing that gives you all the details about this process.
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