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Are you suitable for LASIK Surgery in UAE?

By Storat Marketplace, posted on 16-07-2019
Are you suitable for LASIK Surgery in UAE?

Who can do LASIK Surgery?

LASIK surgery in Abu Dhabi is ought to be highly successful if you meet certain criteria for being eligible for the Surgery.

Lasik complications are very rare, in fact, over the years, LASIK has proved a great track record of success. Of course, dry eyes and temporary eye discomfort might result as side-effects after the surgery, but they usually clear up quickly within a week or so.

Results of successful LASIK procedure depend on your refractive errors and other factors; the following checklist will help you determine if Laser Eye Surgery is right for you:

1. The thickness of cornea:

Lasik is a refractive procedure that improves your vision by reshaping your eye's front surface, also known as the cornea. The reshaping will cause some corneal tissue to be removed. So, the sufficiently thicker the cornea the more eligible.

Previously, LASIK was not eligible for people with thin corneas. However, with LASIK advancements such as the Femto SMILE, vision correction for thin corneas is doable. However, checkups are still necessary, that's why Dubai LASIK Clinics offer checkup and consultations with the top-rated Ophthalmologists in UAE.

2. Your vision should be stable:

Suffering from a refractive error is the main reason why people opt-in for a LASIK surgery in UAE. Refractive errors include:

- Nearsightedness (Myopia) – Having trouble seeing the distance

- Farsightedness (Hyperopia) – Having trouble seeing up close

- Astigmatism – Blurry vision whether objects are far or near

If you suffer from the above, you could be a candidate for LASIK, but it is important that your eye vision is be stable for at least 12 months before undergoing LASIK surgery.

Also, your eyeglasses and contact lenses prescription should be stable for at least 2 years. This is why people below the age of 18 are not suited for Lasik until their vision is stabilized.

3. You must be at least 18 years old:

To be eligible for LASIK surgery in UAE, you must be at least be 18 years old. People below the age of 18 are still likely to have changing eye prescription, and most Lasik surgeons in Dubai want to ensure that your vision is stable.

There is no upper age limit for Lasik, but if you hit your 40s, there is a chance that you might not be fit for the LASIK surgery. People over the age of 40 are more likely to start losing vision very gradually, also known as presbyopia where you would find it more and more difficult to read close-up items.

4. If you're pregnant, you can't do the LASIK Surgery:

If you are currently breastfeeding, pregnant, or planning to become pregnant within the next 6 months, LASIK is not suitable as hormonal changes will change the shape of your cornea temporarily.

Surgery should only be performed when your hormones are returned back to normal which will take a few months after delivery. Also, Pregnant women often suffer from dry eyes, which is another reason why LASIK surgery should be delayed till after pregnancy.

5. You & your eyes should be in good health:

People who suffer from eye disorders such as cataract or uncontrolled autoimmune disorders or diabetes are more often deemed as unsuitable for the LASIK Surgery due to higher complications. Nevertheless, if your diabetes is controlled you may be considered for the LASIK after consultation with an ophthalmologist.

See an Eye Doctor in UAE:

The only way to know if you are suitable for a LASIK surgery is to actually do the needed checkups and book a consultation with a specialist ophthalmologist.

Abu Dhabi & Dubai LASIK surgeons are offering consultations and checkups at their centers with the best & celebrity eye doctors. They even offer after surgery follow-ups.

Book your consultation Today. Visit our website or call us on the below numbers to help you book your checkup & consultation:

Abu Dhabi Hotline: +971-2-235-6222

Dubai Hotline: +971-4-249-3660

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