Richard Burns, M.D.
What is LASIK Eye Surgery?
LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) is a type of laser vision correction surgery used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism. This procedure has helped millions of people in the United States and abroad eliminate or reduce their dependence on glasses and contact lenses.
While many patients who come to see Dr. Burns in San Diego qualify for LASIK eye surgery, the procedure is not for everyone. The following qualities make an ideal patient for LASIK Eye Surgery:
At least 18 years or older.
Candidates should be in generally good health.
Eyes are healthy and free from disease or abnormalities like infections or scars.
Candidates’ vision needs to be consistent for at least a year before surgery date.
Some additional factors that may prevent certain patients from having LASIK surgery include thin Corneas, large Pupils, and Keratoconus (Bulging Cornea). More serious vision problems, such as advanced Glaucoma, might disqualify the potential patient altogether. Only a one-on-one consultation with an experienced LASIK specialist like Dr. Burns can help you decide if you can benefit from LASIK Eye Surgery.