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How bad do your eyes have to be to not be able to get laser eye surgery?
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Default How bad do your eyes have to be to not be able to get laser eye surgery? - 12-22-2008, 06:03 PM

I really want laser eye surgery and I have a few questions.My eyes are really bad, one is -7 and the other is -9 and those are the numbers for my contact lenses. What's the worst prescription you can have and still get laser eye surgery?Also, I have floaters on my eyes, is it still possible to get the surgery with floaters on your eyes? (Floaters are little dots that you see in your normal vision for those who don't know)For those who live in Canada and have gotten it done, how much did you pay for your surgery?
   
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Default 12-24-2008, 05:55 AM

talk to your opthalmologist and don't forget that your vision may not be corrected to perfection.
   
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Default 01-21-2009, 11:20 AM

You would have to have a consultation. It is not just as simple as just measuring your prescription. During laser surgery the surgeon slices a layer off the front of your cornea (in very simple terms) so, the thickness of your cornea is a huge factor.ie. you could have a very thin cornea but only have a small prescription and be unsuitable for surgery or you could have a higher prescription and be suitable because your cornea is thick.I feel the answer will be no because your true prescription will be stronger than your contact lens prescription and over a -9 is really pushing it but you'll never know unless you see some surgeons. It is cosmetic surgery so treat it like that, See several surgeons and get several opinions, don't opt for the cheapest, opt for the one with best results and recommendations. There are other types of refractive surgery for example cataract surgery (without actually having a cataract!) so there may be an option for you
   
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