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Should you have LASIK if you have large pupils?

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If you see information that minimizes or downplays the importance of pupil size, consider the source. Is the information provided by a LASIK surgeon who has a financial interest in a patient's decision to have LASIK? Is the information published on a website that promotes LASIK or refers patients to LASIK surgeons? read more

Disclaimer: I had LASIK in 2000 before the advent of wavefront technology, I had relatively large pupils, I have a bit of haloes at night but it is not much of a problem for me. Humans are daytime creatures. The quality of our vision is just not as good at night. read more

Young women have the greatest tendency to have large pupils(> 8mm), but, even then, there is rarely a situation anymore in which pupil size makes a person a noncandidate for laser correction. There is no question that if you search the internet for (LASIK+glare) you will find an endless list of links, however, the vast majority of these links are from cases performed in the 1990's. read more

Your doctor should screen you for the following conditions or indicators of risk: Blepharitis. Inflammation of the eyelids with crusting of the eyelashes, that may increase the risk of infection or inflammation of the cornea after LASIK. Large pupils. Make sure this evaluation is done in a dark room. read more

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