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Is the Intralase procedure the right one for you? You must always check with your eye surgeon to be 100 percent certain which specific type of laser eye surgery is the correct choice for you. The following information may also be used in determining if the Intralase procedure is for you!
-Are you in good health? Your health is an issue; you must not have any conditions that may deter your proper healing.
-Are you over the age of 18? You must be 18 or older to have Intralase.
-Do you have any eye diseases such as glaucoma or cataracts? The answer should be no.
-Do you have thin corneas and are unsuitable for LASIK? If yes, you may still be eligible for Intralase. Talk to your doctor about your options.
-Are you worried about dry eyes as a side effect? If yes, know that Intralase has been shown to have a reduced number of dry eye occurences as a side effect.
-Are you looking for a safer procedure that carries fewer side effects compared to LASIK? If so, this may be right for you.
Intralase isn't available to everyone, please speak with your eye surgeon for more information.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|