Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Reversing LASIK for Near Vision Improvement

Question: Once you have LASIK surgery for nearsightedness, is it possible to have it changed so that you can see better up close and wear glasses if needed for far away?

Answer: If someone has had LASIK to correct their nearsightedness and distance vision and they then become presbyopic and need help seeing up close, under certain conditions it might be possible to perform a LASIK enhancement. It really depends on the overall condition of the cornea including its shape and thickness as well as the health of their eyes and how much correction needs to be reversed, the presence of any optical aberrations and astigmatism as well as the real risk:benefit ratio of a second surgical procedure vs. simply wearing reading glasses. Your should investigate this with your LASIK Surgeon who will need to take careful measurements in order to counsel you on the best course of action.

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