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If your LASIK laser eye surgeon does a LADARWave diagnostic and tells you that he can only perform a custom LASIK ladarvision laser vision correction on your left eye, do you argue? Only if you're not well-informed.
When the LADARWave or VISX detects the need for more vision correction in one eye, and possibly no vision correction needed in the other, you can safely have custom LASIK laser eye surgery on one eye. You can also have conventional LASIK on the other eye if your laser eye surgeon recommends the procedure.
If you have presbyopia or advanced myopia, you will most likely have different procedures on your eyes--one eye has vision correction for distance vision and the other for near vision. VISX can correct the dominant eye (the eye that mainly focuses)while the non-dominant eye receives conventional LASIK treatment.
Ask your ophthalmologist about the risks and benefits of having just one eye treated with laser vision correction. At least you won't be arguing blind.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|