Children can be treated with LASIK Surgery for Nearsightedness or Myopia. Learn more about the pluses and minuses of LASIK in Children.
LASIK eye surgery is a safe and effective treatment for a number of vision problems like nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and complications related to blurry vision not dependent on distance (astigmatism).
Also known as nearsightedness, myopia is one of the major causes of blurry vision. Whether the condition is mild, moderate, or severe; objects appear out of focus or blurry from a distance if you're suffering from myopia.
A normal eye functions by letting light in through the cornea and the lens, which then falls on the retina at the back of the eye. The cornea accounts for most of the focusing power of the eye by refracting light into the eye. The lens, by varying its shape and further refracting the light, is responsible for fine tuning the focusing range such as focusing on near or far subjects. A highly nearsighted or myopic eye may be to extreme that a patient may not be a candidate for LASIK. Clear lens extraction, also known as ReLEx surgery may be performed.
Treating nearsightedness has many options, including non-surgical and surgical, such as LASIK surgery in Detroit, but little has been done to investigate prevention. A recent study looked at glasses, contact lenses and other options.