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Am I a Candidate for Refractive or Laser Eye Surgery?

Refractive or laser eye surgery is not right for everyone. The qualifications of a good candidate for refractive or laser eye surgery generally include:

A good candidate also is one who, despite expecting improved vision, will still be OK with the idea of having to wear glasses under certain situations, such as when driving at night.

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Premature Babies and Eye Problems

Caring for a premature baby can be an exhilarating and frightening time for parents. Your newborn has survived despite being born before her time -- a huge relief. Yet you know that, because of her early birth, she has some challenges ahead. The number of preterm births in the U.S. rose by more than one-third from the 1980s to 2006. While recent rates have declined, this overall increase has health experts concerned. Premature babies have a higher risk for health problems, including certain eye...

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Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler, MD on November 05, 2013

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