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Age limit for lasik operation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hI
User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I have some questions for LASIK operation
Doctor :   ok
User :   Whether LASIK operations have any Age limitation?
Doctor :   IT is usually not done in older people
User :   so can I go for LASIK operation for my mother who is 55?
Doctor :   see- you have to understand a few things-
Doctor :   does your mother have presbyopia ?
User :   No
Doctor :   it is
a refractive error that develops as you age such as difficulty reading or performing other close-up tasks
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does she have any other health problems?
User :   But her eyes are very weak
User :   I think the eye sight may be -15
User :   So what I can opt for?
Doctor :   I'm sorry - I cant give you the best options- only a general overview as I'm a general Physician
User :   ok, thanks
User :   If my mother has presbyopia so Can I still go for LASIK Operation?
Doctor :   see- the problem there is that you may get clear distant vision with LASIK
Doctor :   but it will make it difficult to see near objects/ read
User :   ok..
Doctor :   so one eye is corrected for near and another for distant- this is called mono vision and not all people
User :   ok..
Doctor :   tolerate it well- one eye sees far- one eye near
User :   ok...
Doctor :   it may be a little difficult to adjust
User :   Thanks Doctor for your invaluable suggestions..
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   thanks for consulting us
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   Bye
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