how much far sightedness can lasik correct?

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by joe, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. joe

    joe Guest

    hi i'm wearing +5.00 -2.75X180 yearly contact lenses in both eye. can
    lasik correct my type of prescription? TIA
    joe, Mar 29, 2005
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  2. joe

    drfrank21 Guest

    That's a very tough correction(prescription) to get good results with
    Not so much with the hyperopia but with the added moderate astigmatism
    the results could be shakey. If you're still doing well with your cl's
    I'd stay with what you have.

    drfrank21, Mar 30, 2005
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  3. The FDA studies on the original Autonomous Laser with LADAR tracking were
    brand new about five years ago. The maximum achievable successfully on that
    instrument was +6.00 sph with -6.00 astig. My own Rx was +2.50 -3.00 back
    then and I had to wait for this new technology to be approved before I had
    my own eyes LASIK'd. Corneal shape and thickness will play a role in
    obtaining the maximum Rx. Also, the Intralase laser can create the thinnest
    possible flap to coax more prescription out of the cornea. Find the most
    experienced doctor you can find.

    --Dr. Tom - Dana Point, CA
    Dr. Tom Kopan, Mar 30, 2005
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