Monday, January 16, 2012

Laser Eye Surgery & Macular Degeneration

Question: I've been thinking about having some sort of laser eye surgery for correction surgery but wanted to ask if I was even a candidate due to the macular degeneration in my left eye. I'm only 36 years old and my eye is currently stable and has been for over a year since I underwent a year of treatments. That treatment being injections. I wanted to see if it was worth my time seeing a LASIK doctor or center, if I'm not even a candidate.


Answer: The answer is that it worth having a consultation with a top LASIK Surgeon in your area with some reservations and concerns you need to be aware of and prepare for. First, we do not know the cause of your macular degeneration. It may be important to the LASIK Surgeon to know the cause of your macular degeneration as whether it is due to some type of myopic degeneration, heredity degeneration, inflammatory process or other cause, may impact your suitability. Second, we do not know what you best level of corrected visual acuity is in the affected eye. This too may impact your suitability or at least your expectations as in MOST cases, LASIK or any Laser Eye Surgery for Vision Correction should be considered if the expectation and the intent is to improve the best level of correction in an eye with macular degeneration. All of these issues should be thoroughly discussed and your goals and expectations clearly defined. Then you need a complete explanation of what LASIK or any laser eye Surgery for vision correction can do or not do in your specific case. Schedule a consultation with the best LASIK Surgeon you can find in your area and listen to their recommendations

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