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Question
When considering laser surgery for the eyes, what are some things to keep in mind for a person 62 years old and wear bifocal.  She has no stigmatism, glaucoma,  or dry eyes,

Any tips will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Answer
Dear Sallie
LASIK vision correction for a patient of over 60 years is strictly NO
If she doesn't have dry eyes ,she might feel dryness of eyes after LASIK. No surgeon will guarantee 100% correction. She still might have to use glasses for distance too.  If she is myopic and the myopia gets fully corrected,she will become more dependent on reading glasses.  So the conclusion is that she will have to use glasses atleast for reading. Intra ocular pressure can not be measured correctly after LASIK. If she ever develops cataract,the intra ocular lens power calculation may not be accurate.
So it is better not to have LASIK at her age
Thanks and regards  

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Optom. Amit Sharma

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Happy to answer any question related to the field of Optometry and opticals. Specialize in Corneal, corneal-limbal and Scleral RGP (Rigid Gas Permeable ) contact lenses for keratoconus, post lasik ectasia , dry eyes, etc,

Experience

I have been in the field of Optometry since 1989 . Worked as an Optometrist at Shroff Eye Centre New Delhi (INDIA) for 4 years. Established my own Optometry clinic In 1997 and have been practicing since then.

Organizations
OPTOMETRY CLINIC FOR SCLERAL AND CORNEAL RGP LENSES, SPECTIQUE INDIA, (www.spectiqueindia.net)

Education/Credentials
M.Optom D.Opt.(AIIMS)

Awards and Honors
Optometrist of the year 2009 Award by Cooper Vision.

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