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Is lasik suitable for me?!

هل الليزك مناسب لحالتى باللغة العربية

The Excimer Laser is approved by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to correct nearsightedness up to -12.00D with -4.00D of astigmatism, and farsightedness from +1.00 to +6.00 with or without astigmatism. (Diopter, symbol D, is the measurement of the refractive error. A negative D value indicates nearsightedness and a positive D value indicates farsightedness.). With the advent of more sophisticated procedures for higher degrees, Dr Khalil generally reserves the LASIK to degrees lower than -8:00D and +6.00D. THese are not absolute figures, as occasionally the cornea is not thick enough to withstand treatment of -5:00 or -6.00



You are fit for Laser vsion Correction if you are:

  • You should be at least 18 years or older , since the vision of people younger than 18 usually continues to change. An exception is the small child with one very nearsighted and one normal eye. The use of LASIK to correct the very nearsighted eye may prevent amblyopia (lazy eye).
  • You should not be taking certain prescription drugs, such as Accutane or oral prednisone.
  • Your eyes must be healthy and your prescription stable. If you're myopic, you should postpone LASIK until your refraction has stabilized, because myopia may continue to increase in some patients until their mid to late 20s.
  • You should be in good general health. LASIK may not be recommended for patients with some patients with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, glaucoma, herpes infections of the eye, or cataracts. You should discuss this with Dr Khalil.
  • It is better to wait if you are pregnant or nursing because these conditions might change the measured refraction of the eye.
  • Weigh the risks and benefits. If you're happy wearing contacts or glasses, you may want to forego the surgery.
  • Discuss with Dr Khalil as much as you might need. Understand your expectations from the surgery. Are they realistic?
  • For patients with presbyopia, LASIK cannot correct so that one eye can see at BOTH distance and near. However, LASIK can be used to correct one eye for distance and the other for near. If you can adjust to this correction, it may eliminate or reduce your need for reading glasses. This is very tricky and Dr Ahmad Khalil will perform several tests to make sure if this technique is suitable for you.

Vision Correction

What is suitable for whom?


What is LASIK



Is it suitable for me?

Vision Errors

Surgeon Experience

Laser Systems Used

Risks and Benifits

LASIK consultation

Before LASIK



LASIK Commentaries


Phakic lens Implantation

Refractive Lens Exchange



"I want to thank you for being God's hand in giving me back my sight, such a bless that is worth a fortune. I can’t find words to express my gratitude and gratefulness. The procedure was a piece of cake, it was a painless journey that I feared so much until I was only comforted by your confident and calm voice explaining every step and making it so much easier"

Dr Khalil Eye Clinic in Cairo, Egypt

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Phone: 20 (2) 3760 6985

Address: Dr Ahmad Khalil Eye CLinic, Saridar Clinic Bldng, 92 Tahrir St, Dokki, Giza and 12311