LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses) surgery is a procedure to restructure the cornea and correct myopia. It corrects myopia in most people who undergo the procedure. However, in a small number of people, the lens may undergo age-related changes. Such changes may cause a person to develop blurry vision after a few years of LASIK surgery. Read more: Can Myopia Come Back After LASIK? Article
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Myopia, or nearsightedness, makes it difficult to focus on objects that are far away. The condition runs in families and occurs because light focuses in front of the retina, instead of directly on it. Headaches, eye strain, and fatigue are symptoms of myopia. The condition is diagnosed by having an eye exam and can be treated by wearing glasses or contact lenses or by having refractive surgery.
What Type of LASIK is Best for Astigmatism?
The individuals suffering from astigmatism must be extra cautious while considering LASIK surgery. Since the surgery involves manipulation and restructuring of the cornea, LASIK and similar procedures can sometimes worsen astigmatism.
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