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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   One of my friend has eye power of -2.5 in Left Eye and -0.5 in Right Eye. Just wanted to know whether Laser operation can reduce this? Also whether there will be any effect of this on his kids?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello Doctor
User :   Nice to meet you
User :   Just wanted few clarifications
Doctor :   What is his age?
Doctor :   and did the power change for the past one year
User :   25
User :   I am not sure about change in power
User :   but, he is using glasses
Doctor :   Lasik is the procedure that is done to correct the power , with the technology of the laser
User :   ok, will this permanently cure this problem?
Doctor :   I do not think your friend is a right candidate for this procedure if he only looking for cosmetic reasons
User :   Hmm
Doctor :   However he can approach any Ophthalmologist and let him take the opinion after checking the size of the cornea
User :   Ok
User :   Will there be any heredity of this to his kids? I mean even after Lasik treatment
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Refraction errors have no great possibility of inheritance
User :   ok, so, Lasik can cure it totally, right?
User :   or any chance of again facing this problem with old age?
Doctor :   It depends on the expertise and the technology the doctor uses
User :   In short just wanted to know whether Lasik will reduce the eye power to normal
Doctor :   No problem in older age
User :   ok, Thanks a lot Doctor
User :   Final question: whether Lasik will reduce the eye power to normal
Doctor :   This question can only be answered after certain tests
Doctor :   called Corneal thickness
User :   hmm, ok, Thank you
Doctor :   Hence the operating surgeon is the only one to say
User :   ok
Doctor :   If yoiu wish I can help you find the right surgeon
Doctor :   in your area
User :   Sure
Doctor :   First let us check the thickness of cornea
Doctor :   and then decide whether to go or not
User :   ok
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   All the best
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   Thanks again
User :   bye
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