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Old 05-19-2009, 07:42 PM
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Question Difference in opinions

I recently went to two seperate Lasik centers. My first exam was conducted, and I was told that my corneas were too thin and therefore I was not a good candidate for Lasik. The doctor advised me that I was a better candidate for PRK.

Three days later I went to another exam from a seperate Lasik center and was told that I was a good candidate for Lasik. I brought up the fact that I had already been told by another doctor that my corneas were too thin. When asked why there was a difference, the doctor assured me that I was a good candidate and that the other doctor must have just not been as comfortable conducting the surgery.

How should I feel about this and what questions should I ask in order to get a better idea of what is best for me? I'm not opposed to PRK, although for obvious reasons, I would prefer to do Lasik.
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:57 PM
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Hi,

Please see the following section for information that will be useful:

http://www.lasik.md/learnaboutlasik/precautions.php

The basic issue is that laser vision correction thins the cornea and there is a limit to how much thinning can take place. However, there are few, if any, absolute rules as to when a cornea is too thin. Therefore, more conservative surgeons switch to PRK to conserve thickness earlier than more aggressive surgeons.
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