Monday, September 17, 2012
GPC & LASIK Eye Surgery Results
Question: I have GPC and would like to have LASIK. How will this affect the results of my laser eye surgery? What are my chances of getting a successful outcome? I also have astigmatism in one eye. I am 21 years old. When is the soonest I can get my eyes surgically corrected? I was told age 25.
Answer: First, regarding the age at which you can have LASIK Eye Surgery-most if not all LASIK Surgeons would perform Laser Eye Surgery for a 21 year old patient if they met all of the other criteria regarding eye health, prescription stability, corneal health, thickness, shape and integrity, tear film quality and quantity and systemic health. Many in fact might actually perform LASIK at an earlier age-as low as 18 years old if the criteria were met. Regarding the presence of GPC-you do not indicate whether it is due to contact lens wear or some other allergic reaction. This may or may not be important. In general, once the GPC has quieted down and not in an acute phase of reaction with excessive mucous production and/or itching-it is not likely to impact the results of a LASIK Eye Surgery procedure. Your best next step is to schedule a LASIK consultation with the best LASIK Surgeon in your area and have a thorough examination and consultation.
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Posted by Katherine Carlisle at 12:16 PM