Before anything, the need of the hour is a qualified assessment of your eyes to check if you can have refractive eye treatment or not. A suitable candidate would generally be eighteen years of age and with no eyesight problems for the past year.
Is there an upper age limit?
It’s not necessary, but it also depends on the state of the eyes. Refractive surgery is assessed on a case by case basis. At Houston LASIK & Eye in Houston, your eyes are carefully scrutinized. The tests include the basic eye refraction tests to advanced assessments of your corneal topography. We image your cornea and determine if there are any irregularities in shape and size. We estimate how high or flat your cornea is.
Am I too young for this surgery?
We generally do not recommend this surgery for anyone below eighteen years of age. Eyes of minors are constantly evolving and as they grow older the dynamics of their eyes changes. Any good eye surgeon would ask a minor to wait before his or her eyes have fully matured. In fact, the FDA approves LASIK surgeries only on patients aged above eighteen years of age.
When is refractive surgery not for me?
As part of an eligibility assessment, we obtain a detailed medical history of our patients. Anyone with autoimmune diseases and diabetes cannot have this surgery as there may not be proper healing after surgery. Patients suffering from glaucoma, ocular hypertension disorders, and ocular herpes infections, eye inflammatory diseases, corneal protrusions, connective tissue disorders and previous eye surgeries cannot hope for a refractive eye surgery. Patients affected with collagen-vascular disease, pellucid degeneration, and amblyopia will need further detailed evaluations before being deemed fit for laser eye surgery.
How to find the right doctor to get treated
At Houston LASIK & Eye in Houston you’ll find the best facilities and doctors. Be it the cleanliness of the premises, to the sophisticated equipment; everything at our practice will immensely satisfy you. Our professional staff leaves no stone unturned to help you get comfortable and familiar with us. The resident doctors are licensed by the relevant state licensing boards and produce their credentials upon request.
Questions to ask your refractive eye surgeon
- Get an estimate of how many refractive eye surgeries the surgeon performs yearly and the overall success rate. Are eye surgeries performed at the surgeon’s office or would you need to travel elsewhere?
- Ask information on the different kinds of complications that might occur and the eye surgeon’s policies regarding this. Complications may arise during and after surgery. During a surgery, a device may malfunction that could cut off a corneal flap. After surgery, the eye could develop an infection or become inflamed. This may require a follow-up procedure to rectify it.
Consider the experience of a qualified eye surgeon to help you get a painless and successful laser eye surgery.
Houston LASIK & Eye leads in providing premium LASIK technologies in Houston, Sugar Land, and the surrounding region. The Center’s award-winning medical director introduced revolutionary technologies such as iLASIK to the region. This technology is used by NASA astronauts, Navy SEALS and Air Force fighter pilots. At Houston LASIK & Eye, you can now receive the same treatment. For more information, please call (281) 240-0478.