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How safe is laser operation ?

Hi Doctor , My brother Mr Nitin has a long eye sight problem . He can only see blurly without spects . His no is -2.5/-2.5 . short sight is ok . from past 12 years he is using spects for long sight . He is working in Merchant Navy as third engineer . Today he had his medical test for the next sailing . They have told him that the no is increased and adviced him to do laser operation immediately . My queries are . a) How safe is laser operation ? b) How many weeks he has to take rest ? c) Can we use an increase no spects and do sailing for 6 months and do the operation after coming back ? Regards Indira Nair
Asked On : Fri, 16 Jul 2010
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the correct approach in such cases is to wait for a while for the power to stop increasing.this stoppage is for at least 2 yrs before the surgery is to be contemplate.a weeks' rest is supposed to be enough
Answered: Sun, 10 Jul 2011
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