Four minefields of myopia surgery

Abstract: myopia laser surgery is not “omnipotent”. In addition to the adaptive age, there is a certain degree limit. All excimer laser surgery is suitable for myopia ranging from 200 degrees to 1500 degrees., During holidays, many myopia patients go to the hospital for excimer laser surgery. Wuxi tianvision ophthalmologists point out that due to the lack of relevant knowledge, the following misunderstandings generally exist in people’s understanding of myopia laser surgery., Myth 1: there is no age limit for laser surgery. With the increase of myopia incidence rate among primary school students, many parents hope to help their children to solve myopia through surgery. In fact, excimer laser surgery has some age to adapt, because the eyes of young people under 18 are still in the developmental stage, while the incidence rate of cataracts in myopia patients over 50 years old is increasing gradually. The function of the eyeball is gradually decreasing. The use of laser surgery to treat myopia is more harmful than the benefits. Therefore, the best age of excimer surgery is 18 to 45 years old. Myth 2: laser surgery can be done at any degree. Myopia laser surgery is not “omnipotent”. In addition to the adaptive age, there is a certain degree limit. All excimer laser surgery is suitable for myopia ranging from 200 degrees to 1500 degrees. For patients with ultra-high myopia, director Liu Li of Boai ophthalmology pointed out that when the patient has enough intraocular space, phakic intraocular lens implantation can be used to change the refractive power and correct myopia and astigmatism by implanting intraocular lens with refractive correction degree., Myth 3: laser surgery is very safe. Director Gao said that before excimer laser surgery, patients need to conduct more than a dozen detailed examinations, determine the operation plan according to the examination results, input the excimer laser therapeutic instrument, and perform the operation under computer control and tracking. Security needs to be considered!, During

holidays, many myopia patients go to the hospital for excimer laser surgery. Wuxi tianvision ophthalmologists point out that due to the lack of relevant knowledge, there are the following misunderstandings in people’s understanding of myopia laser surgery.

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Myth: first, there is no age limit for laser surgery.

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are increasing with the incidence rate of myopia among primary school students. Many parents hope to help their children to solve myopia through surgery. In fact, excimer laser surgery has some age to adapt, because the eyes of young people under 18 are still in the developmental stage, while the incidence rate of cataracts in myopia patients over 50 years old is increasing gradually. The function of the eyeball is gradually decreasing. The use of laser surgery to treat myopia is more harmful than the benefits. Therefore, the best age of excimer surgery is 18 to 45 years old. Misunderstanding 2 of

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: laser surgery can be performed at any degree.

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myopia laser surgery is not “omnipotent”. In addition to the adaptive age, there is a certain degree limit. All excimer laser surgery is suitable for myopia ranging from 200 degrees to 1500 degrees. For patients with ultra-high myopia, director Liu Li of Boai ophthalmology pointed out that when the patient has enough intraocular space, phakic intraocular lens implantation can be used to change the refractive power and correct myopia and astigmatism by implanting intraocular lens with refractive correction degree. Misunderstanding 3 of

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: laser surgery is very safe. Director Gao of

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said that before excimer laser surgery, patients need to carry out more than a dozen detailed examinations, determine the operation plan according to the examination results, input the excimer laser therapeutic instrument, and carry out the operation under computer-controlled tracking. Safety needs to be considered!

misunderstanding 4: myopia will not “rebound” after surgery “

high director of Ophthalmology of Wuxi tianvision near amblyopia prevention and treatment center said that many patients are worried about rebound after laser surgery. In fact, the acceleration of myopia usually occurs between the ages of 12 and 18, and most people will gradually stabilize after the age of 18. Excimer laser surgery is controlled by computer. A concave mirror is precisely cut out on the cornea. The molecular bonds between corneal tissues are disconnected and gasified by cold laser. As long as the patient goes to a regular hospital and asks an experienced doctor for operation, pay attention to eye hygiene after operation to avoid further lengthening of the ocular axis, and most of the myopia will not happen again.