55 and thinking of Lasik

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55 and thinking of Lasik

Postby GeneralPatientInquiry » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:00 am

Complications of Lasik at my age. Prognosis for the future--next 20 to 25 years.
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Postby LasikExpert » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:02 am

Without knowing all the details of your individual circumstances I cannot intelligently comment on potential complications, but there are a couple of issues you should consider.

At age 55 you are probably fully presbyopic. That means you rely on reading glasses or bifocals for near vision. There is no cure for presbyopia, but monovision is often an appropriate workaround. Visit Monovision

Because you are probably fully presbyopic, the natural lens of your eye is not changing focus. It may be that replacing that lens with a lens that corrects your refractive error would be appropriate. Consider Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE).
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