Lasik question

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by RichCo, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. RichCo

    RichCo Guest

    I have a relative considering using lasik to get rid of an
    astigmatism, and wanted to ask if it would be an appropriate procedure
    for him.

    He's 62, healthy, and had a cataract iol in the eye about 5 years ago.

    The sight for that eye is now -0.75 -1.25 170.

    Will lasik work? He only wants to get rid of the astigmatism. Is it

    What should something like this cost?
    RichCo, Dec 7, 2007
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  2. RichCo

    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Rich,

    What should something like this cost?

    The average cost for Lask is about $ 4,000
    otisbrown, Dec 7, 2007
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  3. Lasik may work, however your relative would be exposed to all the
    risks of Lasik (albeit relatively small), but would reap limited
    benefits. If your relative is insistent of vision correction surgery,
    have him investigate a surface ablation like PRK or LASEK.

    It seems that something like Orthokeratology or the overnight version
    would be a reasonable alternative.

    Glenn Hagele
    Executive Director
    USAEyes (R)
    Patient Advocacy Surgeon Certification

    "Consider and Choose With Confidence" (TM)

    Email to glenn dot hagele at usaeyes dot org

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    I am not a doctor.

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    Glenn Hagele -, Dec 7, 2007
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