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Very high myopia & astigmatism, surgery....

I have very high myopia, glasses prescription is -18.25 in left and -19.50 in right with astigmatism around 5D in both eyes too.
Being only 22 i want to enjoy my life as it is getting me down. Due to high astigmatism and also an allergy in my left eye, i struggle with contact lens fitting.

I had a referral to Moorfields hospital in London where i discussed surgery. I was seen by Bruce Allan who suggested surgery as an option for me. He said an ICL would be recommended and would drastically improve my eyesight and quality of life (his website here http://www.allan.vu/procedures/icl-implantation/#)

So ive come here to ask really, how safe would an op like this be, and has anyone here had such an op with similar levels of myopia to me? My prescription still hasnt stabilized completely but Mr Allan said that future laser surgery can easily correct changes in prescription with age, or perhaps the lens removed and replaced with a more accurate prescription.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated as i am very tempted to get the surgery next year.
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An ICL is your best/only option.

Dr. O.
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Is it safe?
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Regarding your high myopia, do you have floaters in your eyes?
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Some, i had my eyes checked out and she said its the vitreous gel coming off, this was about 5 months ago, dont seem to be any worse.
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Hi! I just now read your previous post about your concern. I'm a high myopic too (you can read my post about my problem) and have been concerning much about my sight past few months. I'm still having floaters and recently seeing intermittently tiny flash outer corner of my left eye. I'm so afraid this thing will get worse and I keep praying that it won't happen for so many years. I agree with some experts saying that most myopia like us have good sight til we die and I keep believing in that. I know that I'm also worried of being blind and absolutely I don't want to think about that world. But I also keep encouraging myself that no matter what happen it happens for a good cause and I won't be left alone. Though I'm still worried I keep my faith and enjoy the life, be thankful that til this second I still can see. Hope you encourage yourself too and you can always share/talk about your concern to your family/friends or community here. :)
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Screw it may as well get the implants, life is for living and a huge burden would be lifted
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