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My dayhter is thirteen years old ,short sighted.A few days ago,with a eye check,and was told that a small patch of the retina is thin.One doctor suggest to have a laser treatment to secure it and it take only 15 min and is safe except she is a bit young young and will not be able to stay stay able to do the laser treatment.Well ,other suggested ,since there is no immediate.risk,so just leave it but go for regular check to make sure sure await and see.Pls advice what would be the best for the situation.A lot of thanks
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This is a very tough decision to make. It depends on the length of retina involved and the degree of thinning. The position of the thinning too plays a role in decision making. A thirteen year old child is otherwise intelligent enough to follow any instructions and understand the surgery. However, eye specialists have varying opinions about doing laser surgery in pediatric eyes (less than 18 years). Hence, consult a good retina center and see what the retina specialists have to say about this. Take care!
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