With the highly advanced technology in terms of eye treatments, gave a promising hope for people who wear glasses. But wait !!!! People who decided to pay a lot of money to perform LASIK surgery think that will never need to wear eyeglasses or contacts after the surgery. But according to WebMd one of the most trusted name in Health and Medicine, “this is a huge misunderstanding and the statement is inaccurate.” This is why:
- The LASIK procedure may not fully correct the preoperative refractive error. This is common for extremely nearsighted (myopic) folks. LASIK will, however, convert them to thinner, lighter eyewear.
- Perfect LASIK throws you into the swimming pool with all emmetropes (folks needing zero correction at distance). This sounds great but there’s a catch. Around age 40 emmetropes begin to experience symptoms caused by age-related loss of near focusing (presbyopia).
- The LASIK procedure may generate imperfect results. Residual (or new) amounts of refractive error may require post-op correction. Credit WebMD
Just to remind you that scientist already had a great success to restor eyes sight / correction using Stem Cell.
Why You Should Be Careful From LASIK?
Over a dozen of LASIK patient’s or their families reported about a month ago about sever reactions after the procedure, moreover their doctors didn’t warn them that vision loss or eye dryness could persist, in some cases, for years.
“For a small minority, their regret is profound,” said Todd Krouner, a New York attorney who represents about half a dozen LASIK patients, including the wife of a former police officer who Krouner said blamed a botched LASIK surgery for his suicide.
“It is not about the 20 minutes in surgery, it’s about what came before it and what has come after it. It’s about a lack of solution for them,” said Rebecca Petris, a former LASIK patient who now runs a network of dissatisfied patients.
The point is that if you seek LASIK to eliminate eyeglasses “at least for a while”, make sure to remember that you might go back and wear them again.
The debate about the procedure is still there, because LASIK surgeons reported last month that over 95% of their patients were completely satisfied with the proseducre. The FDA said that they are going to evalute the information from different studies and reports and see how they are going to warn patiens before they take the decision to perform the surgery.
Sources – WebMD , FDA