Generally, if all of the following apply to you, you may be a good candidate for LASIK:
- Are 18 years of age or older
- Have healthy eyes
- Have a stable glasses' prescription for one year or more
- Have a prescription from -11.00 diopters of nearsightedness up to +5.00 of farsightedness, or an astigmatism of up to 5.00 diopters.
- Have researched and are aware of the benefits and risks of LASIK
- Have knowledge of the alternatives to LASIK
- Have realistic expectations about your LASIK results
Who is NOT a candidate for LASIK laser eye surgery?
Individuals who have various corneal diseases that may result in progressive weakening of the cornea, such as keratoconus and those patients who have certain corneal surface disease, may not be appropriate candidates. Patients who demonstrate thinner corneas may not be appropriate candidates. Also patients with immune diseases or collagen vascular diseases, including lupus or severe rheumatoid arthritis, may not be appropriate candidates.
I've had previous eye surgery, am I a candidate for LASIK laser eye surgery?
Patients who have undergone previous eye surgery, such as radial keratotomy may be suitable candidates for LASIK to improve their vision further.
Dr. Srini Mutyala is one of Americas premier ophthalmologists and laser eye surgery specialists. He has been practicing in South Florida since 1998 and has performed over 20,000 LASIK eye surgery procedures. He is an experienced LASIK eye surgeon and has been recognized as one of "America's Top Ophthalmologists by the Consumers Research Council of America in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. His research has been published in medical journals and has been presented to other eye surgeons at numerous national and international eye meetings. He was trained at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic as well as under Dr. Marguerite McDonald, the doctor who performed the first laser vision correction surgeries on a patient in the world. He is committed to excellence, and he has helped many patients achieve outstanding vision and optimal eye health. Dr. Mutyala has experience in laser vision correction and use of state-of-the-art LASIK instrumentation, combine to provide his patients with the highest quality care.