Robin Ross, MD, MPH, CPH is a Retina Specialist and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) with The Global Retina Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Ross is board certified in Ophthalmology...
Our patients think of "laser" as high tech. There are many different kinds and types of laser. My first car at age 16 was a very used Volkswagon beetle that I bought secondhand...
1. Whether your glasses or contact lens prescription has been stable for the last year
2. Whether your cornea is of normal thickness and has been healthy with no dry eye and no prior infections
3. whether you have any other eye diseases like diabetes, cataract or glaucoma
4. whether you are in good general health free of autoimmune, diabetes or rheumatologic disease
5. Not pregnant or nursing
Success is determined by your yardstick so is not so simple as a %. Some studies determine success as better than 20/40 or what the DMV says you need to drive, other people determine success as uncorrected vision of 20/20 so being the ideal candidate means also finding the right doctor who will take the time to explain based on your yardstick and your unique eye and health, what are the risks and benefits