What causes myopia?
If you have myopia, your eyeball lengthens from front-to-back, and that distortion causes the vision problems. The exact reason for this is uncertain, although genetics plays a role. Myopia may also develop if your cornea is overly curved or if your eye lenses are overly thick.
Am I a good candidate for myopia eye surgery?
If you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses to see clearly, you might want to consider myopia eye surgery. With surgery like LASIK, you can get long-term vision correction after one short surgical procedure.
The best candidates for myopia correction surgery have stable vision for at least a year, with no serious eye disease or conditions. Additionally, you should have the same eye prescription for two to three years prior to your surgery.
Is LASIK the best treatment for nearsightedness?
For LASIK surgery, you need enough healthy corneal tissue for your surgeon to create a small incision (the flap) in its upper layer. If your eyes lack enough corneal tissue for a flap, your Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology surgeon may recommend an alternative like LASEK or PRK surgery.
Can I get myopia surgery if I have dry eye?
If you have dry eye, that will not necessarily exclude you from getting myopia correction. Your ophthalmologist will treat the dry eye and make sure the problem is fully resolved before you have laser eye surgery. Performing laser eye surgery can worsen dry eye, so that condition must be resolved first.
For myopia correction that lasts, trust the expert surgeons at Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology for help. Book your appointment online or by phone now.