LASIK, an elective correction of vision surgery is very effective. It is statistically extremely safe. It is used to correct vision issues such as presbyopia, myopia and hyperopia. It is quick and usually takes only minutes. LASIK can improve the quality of life for people who had previously used contact lenses and glasses. However, LASIK can’t fix every type of vision problem.
You may feel like everybody around you has some type of laser surgery. All-laser LASIK is very popular. To repeat, LASIK cannot fix every vision or eye problem. Keep reading to learn more about what LASIK cannot fix.
Amblyopia, also known as lazy eyes or muscle vision, is a condition that occurs in children. If you are suffering from amblyopia, LASIK may still be an option. However, LASIK can only correct your vision to the best of its ability. Contacts or glasses must continue to be worn.
People over 65 years old are more likely to develop cataracts. They can cause blurred vision and foggy eyes. Cataracts can be caused by a lens disease and LASIK won’t correct them. A cataract specialist should examine you if you are suffering from cataracts. LASIK is an option if vision correction remains necessary after cataract surgery.
The National Eye Institute explains that Glaucoma refers to a variety of eye diseases which can cause vision loss or blindness. You can prevent severe vision loss by early diagnosis and proper treatment. A glaucoma specialist will need to closely monitor the condition and eyes of anyone suffering from glaucoma. If you have glaucoma under control, LASIK might be an option. However, LASIK doesn’t treat the actual condition. It only enhances your vision.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology states that Keratoconus refers to a condition where the cornea becomes thinner and more conical. Light rays are brought out of focus by changing the shape of the cornea. Your vision becomes blurry or distorted and it can make reading, driving, and other daily activities difficult. Keratoconus is a condition that can make it more difficult to have LASIK. For treatment, a cornea specialist will need to examine your eyes and determine if you have keratoconus.