19.04.2012

"Tick the boxes" before undergoing laser eye surgery

"Tick the boxes" before undergoing laser eye surgery

By Alexa Kaczka

People considering undergoing laser eye surgery have been advised to ensure they measure up to a certain set of criteria before going ahead with the procedure.

According to the health advice site News Olio, laser eye surgery is perfectly safe in the vast majority of cases, but there are some things that people need to tick off before opting for the procedure.

"The most important step that you can take to protect yourself is to pick a good doctor, who will be willing to reveal past successes and failures of their practice, and the next step is to make sure that you are a good candidate in the first place," it noted.

The source explained that people need to be over 18 years old and have had a stable contact lens or glasses prescription for at least two years, while it is inadvisable that people with dry eyes or corneal scarring have Lasik.

In addition, the cornea needs to be of sufficient thickness as the procedure makes it even thinner, while the pupil should be small enough so that people will not suffer from any problems with night vision.

With these boxes ticked, people should be OK to go seriously consider the procedure and decide whether they want to go ahead with it, the site stated.

by Martin Burns


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