strong astigmatism and surgery. Advise needed.

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by A, Aug 9, 2003.

  1. A

    A Guest


    I have pretty strong astigmatism + farsightedness in my right eye.

    OD: +4.50-4.00x175
    OS: +2.50-0.75x180

    The situation with both eyes gets worse every year. Probably, it
    happens because of my job: I am a programmer. So, I've started to
    think about a right-eye surgery despite being sceptical about it.
    Anyway, my right eye is almost useless, if I don't wear glasses:)

    Can you give me an advise, if this kind of astigmatism can be
    successfully corrected by surgery? Have anybody had similar

    Thank you.

    A, Aug 9, 2003
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  2. A

    Rebecca Guest

    The numbers are within the parameters of what a lot of lasers do. But
    they are not routine and you need to be doubly careful in your
    selection of a surgeon as well as your homework about your suitability
    on other grounds, and above all make sure you get good solid
    information on which to set your expectations about how good a result
    you are likely to get. Farsighted LASIK is a completely different
    ballgame from nearsighted (the more common kind) LASIK, even without
    that mount of astigmatism.

    Before making your decision do thorough homework and visit at least
    2-3 clinics. Insist on having plenty of time with the surgeon to
    discuss any questions you may have. As a programmer you should be
    particularly careful about dry eye screening and be aware that you
    could be reliant on frequent use of eyedrops using a computer after

    Rebecca, Aug 9, 2003
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    Jan Guest

    What did you have in mind?
    No changes after the surgery?
    No guarantees there.

    You did not mentioned your vision aquity for ODS with glasses.
    If the right eye is low in vision aquity or amblyopic you are already not a
    good candidate.
    BTW, your work has probably nothing to do with the changing in prescription.
    Jan, Aug 10, 2003
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