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    Prima Medical Center Saigon, Refractive and Lasik

    Should people above 30 yrs undergo refractive correction surgery?

    17 January, 2024

     Prima Saigon:  Vietnamese (Lunar) New Year is approaching, this is also the time when many people want to have refractive surgery (near, farsighted, astigmatism) to take advantage of the long holiday for eye recovery.

    People over 30 years old and financially stable can undergo refractive correction surgery

    People over 30 years old and financially stable can undergo refractive correction surgery

    For adults over 30 years old with stable finances, nearsightedness surgery is one of the New Year’s goals to restore bright eyes, creating more favorable living and working conditions. However, many people often wonder whether 30 years old is too late to have surgery? Learn advice from medical experts in the article below.

    What is refractive surgery?

    Refractive surgery is a solution to completely eliminate nearsightedness, astigmatism, and farsightedness at the time of treatment. Some popular refractive surgery methods today include placing Phakic intraocular lenses or using laser technology (ReLEx SMILE, Femtosecond Lasik, SBK Lasik).

    Some candidates suitable for refractive surgery include:

    • Aged 18 years and older.
    • Stable refraction (does not increase more than 0.75 degrees within 6 months).
    • Normal corneal structure.
    • There are no acute or chronic eye diseases (inflammation, keratoconus, corneal scarring).
    • Not pregnant or within 6 months postpartum.
    • Intraocular pressure is within acceptable conditions.

    Should people over 30 years old have myopia surgery?

    For people over 30 years old, the level of nearsightedness in the eye does not increase or increases insignificantly, the possibility of nearsightedness returning after surgery is low, so the patient is suitable for nearsightedness surgery if the remaining surgical conditions are met.

    However, an issue that patients need to be concerned about is presbyopia in the future. After age 40, our eyes tend to suffer from presbyopia, decreasing the ability to adjust for close vision according to the body’s natural aging process.

    The eye’s regulatory function is achieved thanks to the elastic ability of the lens to help focus the image of nearby objects onto the retina. Over time, along with the body’s natural aging, the lens inside the eye gradually hardens, becomes less elastic and gradually loses its inherent flexibility, leading to a decrease in the eye’s ability to regulate, causing Eyes have difficulty seeing up close.

    Patients tend to have presbyopia when they turn 40 years old

    Currently, presbyopia is not a barrier in refractive surgery. If you are about to enter the age of presbyopia, your doctor @  Prima Saigon may suggest a number of treatment options to suit your eye condition. Specifically, you can have surgery to treat refractive errors using the usual methods, suitable for your current eye condition. In the future, if your eyes show signs of presbyopia, you can wear near-sighted glasses when reading or working with the computer to assist with accommodation.

    Prima Saigon: Patients tend to have presbyopia when they turn 40 years old

    Prima Saigon: Patients tend to have presbyopia when they turn 40 years old

    The second option is to prevent future presbyopia, the doctor may prescribe a little residual myopia on the eye to support near vision in the future. In cases where the patient’s eyes have begun to show signs of presbyopia, presbyopia treatment surgeries such as Presbyond Femto or Presbyond SBK will be options to consider. The mechanism of these surgeries is also to completely eliminate nearsightedness in one eye to support distance vision and leave a little residual nearsightedness in the other eye to support near vision.

    Relex Smile Patient @ Prima Saigon

    Relex Smile Patient @ Prima Saigon

    In addition, medical experts also encourage patients to have refractive surgery early to enjoy good vision quality for a long time.

    Our renowned Refractive Care Team:

    If you need an eye assessment, please have a visit to Prima Medical Center Saigon

    • Address: 27 Ky Dong St, District 3, HCMC
    • Websitehttps://primahealth.vn/en/
    • Business Hours: 07:30 – 17:00 from Monday – Saturday
    • HOTLINE: 0919-209-039 or 1900 – 9115

    Prima Saigon recommends that clients should reserve their intended consultation at least three days before their visit for convenience and less waiting time.