What Are The Chances I will Need More Surgery In The Future?
Feb 22nd, 2013 - Blog

Chances of Needing More Eye Surgery In The Future

Reasons For Multiple Surgeries

A commonly asked question during a Lasik consultation is “will I need more surgery in a few years?” The answer to that question usually depends on several factors:

  1. The type of prescription being treated.
  2. The age of the patient.
  3. The gender of the patient.

Lasik enhancement

The type of prescription being treated will influence the probability of more treatment in the future. For example, a nearsighted person in their 30’s, treated with Lasik may never need another distance correction for the rest of their life if satisfied with their vision after the initial healing period. Conversely, a far sighted patient treated with Lasik in their 30’s will likely need enhancement Lasik surgery in the future. The big difference between these two types of patients is that nearsightedness (myopia) is treated fully at the time of surgery, but farsightedness (hyperopia) can continue to manifest as we age (known as latent hyperopia). Age is also an influencing factor. Lasik surgery is routinely performed on patients 18 and older who have demonstrated stable refractive errors (prescriptions) for the past two years. There is a higher probability of needing enhancement Lasik surgery in a patient having surgery at 18 years old simply due to the fact that the prescription may continue to increase until their early twenties. Gender is important in respect to pregnancy. In a small percentage of women, pregnancy can cause a minor to mild shift in prescription, if this occurs, an enhancement Lasik surgery may be needed to fine tune the vision again. The best way to determine which procedure is right for you, would be to schedule a Lasik consultation with Global Laser Vision in San Diego.

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