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Old Today, 09:48 AM
 
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I've worked as an ophthalmic technician and optician all my professional career and had LASIK myself in 2000. I am normally an advocate until I discovered an unintended bad side effect decades later. A few weeks ago I was diagnosed with Fuch's Dystrophy, a serious genetic corneal disease that doesn't manifest itself until a person's 40s or 50s. I will need a bilateral corneal transplant in a few years. People with Fuch's should not get LASIK as it weakens the cornea. Had I known I would develop it, I would not have had the procedure.
I'm sorry to hear that, but I think that's fairly uncommon. I'm 47 now and just starting to show signs of needing glasses again, mostly just to drive at night for now. Still totally worth it to me.
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A few weeks ago I was diagnosed with Fuch's Dystrophy, a serious genetic corneal disease that doesn't manifest itself until a person's 40s or 50s. I will need a bilateral corneal transplant in a few years.
So sorry to hear that. With ophthalmic science so advance today, glad we are not living in our grandparents' era. Hope you get the best care, and wishing you more strength with each coming day.

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People with Fuch's should not get LASIK as it weakens the cornea. Had I known I would develop it, I would not have had the procedure.
If both parents do not have it, then one wouldn't know it right? FD will still show up eventually. So your decision at the time was best for you then. Don't blame yourself for it.
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