What is the risk of bladeless LASIK for older adults?

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From my experience, the risk of corneal decompensation is the same as young people. If you don’t screen correctly you will allow someone who shouldn’t do LASIK undergo the procedure, you will get in trouble. I think the success rate is exactly the same. You could argue that maybe it’s different if we look at the younger patients in their 20s when they recover within 24 hours, compared to older people who recover just one day or two later. If we talk about super super sharp vision, the younger people might get it within hours and the 40-50s years old might get it 1-2 days later. And i think that younger patients might recover around 2 weeks after surgery from dry eyes; The standard is 2-3 months after LASIK for dry eyes recovery. 

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