Lasik Hyperopia

Written by Patricia Skinner
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About Hyperopia

Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is a common refractive disorder of the eye that causes the point of focus of light coming into the eye to occur behind the retina instead of directly on the retina as it does in normal vision. Hyperopia is one good reason why you should make sure your children have their eyes tested by an optometrist regularly, because it is unlikely to be detected by the cursory vision test conducted in schools. Children with hyperopia will likely pass this test with flying colors because they will only be tested on what they can see at a distance.

If you have finished growing and your degree of hyperopia is not more than +6 diopters, you have passed the first tests to be a good candidate for LASIK hyperopia surgery. This does not mean, of course, that you will definitely be accepted. There are other criteria about which the surgeon must be satisfied before he agrees to do your surgery.

Undergoing LASIK Hyperopia Surgery

LASIK hyperopia surgery is usually highly successful and the patient will enjoy vastly improved vision, and will be able to do entirely without glasses or contacts. However, in a small percentage of cases the result of the surgery is that glasses will still be needed at some point. Also, even if LASIK hyperopia surgery is completely successful, this is still not a guarantee that a person won't need to wear glasses at some later date. People who have undergone LASIK surgery still experience normal changes associated with aging.

Be aware that only a qualified LASIK surgeon can give the final say about whether you are suitable for LASIK hyperopia surgery. Even if you are disappointed with this, try and realize that the decision is for your good. A surgeon will not want to risk an unsuccessful LASIK hyperopia surgery that will result in an unhappy client.


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