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Does long sightness (+15 & +15.5 at aged 9) improve as a child

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Does long sightness (+15 & +15.5 at aged 9) improve as a child grows? In order to
to be suitable for laser treatment at around 21, it needs to be no more than +4

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Wow. That is very, very hyperopic.

Dr. Rick :

It is very unlikely that your daughters refractive error will change enough as she grow older to allow her to have lasik surgery. Hard contact lenses, however are a good choice.

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As you may already know, it is important for your daughter to be examined by an ophthalmologist at least yearly. With such a farsighted eye she may be at risk for angle closure glaucoma as well as other ophthalmological complications.

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If you are not sure of the refraction (and refracting a child that young and that hyperopic takes extra effort) I'd take her to a pediatric ophthalmologist for a second opinion.

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