Laser: are you an ideal candidate?

Not everyone is a suitable candidate for laser surgery to correct sight defects such as myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. For surgery to be an option, some patient requisites must be satisfied.

  • Adult patients

    The operation can be performed at any age. Nevertheless, it is advisable to wait until the refractive defect has stabilized, normally in adulthood. Some defects may stabilize at an earlier age; and cases of severe myopia will often stabilize when the patient is older.

  • Stable sight defect

    Correction of a sight defect that has not yet stabilized means that the defect may return, though to a lesser degree. To ensure that the result is constant and will last in time, surgery must be performed when the sight defect is stable: if your defect does not change for at least one year (better still, for 18 or 24 months), it can be classed as stable and laser correction can be considered.

  • Corneal thickness

    With laser treatment, it is essential that the cornea thickness is at least the minimum required for treatment. The corneal thickness must be measured by an eye doctor during the specialist refractive eye examination.

  • Good general state of health

    Laser surgery is not advisable if:

If none of the abovementioned factors apply to you, you have an excellent possibility of being suitable for laser surgery (LASIKPRK or Lasek).