LASIK is a quite new technology. The first laser was approved for LASIK eye surgery in 1998. Refractive Eye Surgery is any eye surgery used to develop the refractive state of the eye and lessen the want for glasses. The most common methods today use lasers to reshape the cornea.”Lasers may be used to treat nonrefractive state” (for example: to
seal a retinal tear), while radial keratotomy is an example of “refractive surgery” without the use of a laser.
Eligibility for Lasic Surgery
1. You must be nearsighted, farsighted, or have Astigmatism.
2. You must be within 18-60 years of age (over 60, you may be a candidate if you are cataracts free.
3. Your eyesight has to be firm for at least 3 years.
4. You should not have any eye problems (no recurring inflammation that causes itching).
>If you have health issues affecting your eyes. For example, if you have diabetes, your doctor will need to make sure your condition will not cause trouble to eyes.
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