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About lasik for refractive error correction - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   I am and how can I help you?
User :   would you be able to help me eye related problems?
User :   I am a General Practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If
required I shall recommend a specialist.
User :   my eye power is quitr high (-6), I just wanted to know if it is advisable to go for a laser surgery for power correction
User :   is it safe?
User :   wait a min
User :   searching for authentic info
User :   Highly myopic eyes have an immediate good refractive outcome, but over the years, regression occurs.
User :   May I know your age?
User :   28
User :   Was there an error correction in the past one year
User :   I mean refractive error
User :   no
User :   Ok
User :   Your description says that you are a suitable candidate for LASIK correction of refractive error
User :   Now the next thing to be done is checking the thickness of cornea
User :   if the thickness is good and can correct the error, the doctor gives a 'GO AHEAD'
User :   sorry yes for refractive error
User :   that is my power has been increasing at over the last few years
User :   I started wearing glasses when I was in 7th grade
User :   Ok, but did it change for the past one year
User :   If it does not change then you can go and meet a surgeon
User :   for keratometry to measure the thickness of cornea
User :   Did you understand?
User :   yep
User :   it has changed, so I guess I cannot go for surgery
User :   Yes
User :   Moreover doctors do not recommend LASIK just for cosmetic purposed ethically
User :   it's not cosmetic
User :   i'm just afraid i'll go blind if i don't do anything to stop this steady increase in power
User :   yes at some time the regression occurs
User :   so you should not be worried about the progression of power
User :   Are you with me?
User :   I have to close the window as you are not responding.
User :   Please login if you have medical queries
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