Are there any special considerations for people with large pupils and getting lasik surgery?

Several studies have shown that patients with large pupils are more likely to experience night vision and glare problems after LASIK surgery. It is one of many factors that may affect eligibility for LASIK surgery, which eye doctors must weigh together with other factors during the consultation process. In recent years, there have been many advances in LASIK eye surgery technology, including the use of revolutionary lasers that allow surgeons to treat larger areas within the cornea to correct vision problems. However, instead of putting patients' interests first and rejecting patients with large pupils, LASIK surgeons cover up and deny the importance of pupil size in maximizing the number of potential candidates for LASIK surgery.

Many LASIK surgeons erroneously assert the Stiles-Crawford effect by falsely stating that it minimizes night vision disorders after LASIK. LASIK eye surgery can be an effective and quick way to correct certain vision problems, but not everyone can have this procedure. We've heard from many LASIK patients who believe they've received a 7 mm or 7.5 mm (or even larger) LASIK optical zone. Your eye doctor will review your medical history and examine your eyes to determine if LASIK surgery is safe for you.

These newer lasers often help patients who have larger-than-average pupils achieve great results after LASIK surgery. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Mutual Eye Insurance Company (OMIC) have issued statements about pupil size in refractive surgery. A lot of research has been done on LASIK and how pupil size may be related to certain side effects after surgery. Since everyone's vision has many intricate aspects and qualities, all of these different characteristics must be taken into account when correcting or altering a person's vision using LASIK eye surgery.

Traditional LASIK uses a mechanical blade, while LASIK procedures performed exclusively with lasers use a device called a laser keratoma. The same research also found that LASIK eye surgery significantly reduced the rate of common side effects in people who wear contact lenses, such as eye infections, ulcers and abrasions. The pupil size of a person with low light has been a much-discussed factor in the outcome of LASIK surgery among eye doctors. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), LASIK surgery treats vision problems due to refractive errors.

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