What would you do...............?????????????\n\nAfter first being diagnosed with Keratakonis in 2000 (at a LASIK\ncenter) I was referred to Dr. Richard Forrester at the Bascolm Palmer\nEye Institute in Miami. Dr. Forrester is a world class eye surgeon who\nhas trained some of the country's finest eye surgeons.\n\nMy Keratakonis cone is so steep in my left eye that I can no longer\nwear contact lenses. I was told yesterday that I must have a corneal\ntransplant. I was told there is an 85% success rate but there is also\na 5% chance I could lose my sight completely in my eye as a result of\nsurgical complications.\n\nI have Kaiser insurance and was referred to a young corneal transplant\nspecialist who has had first class training at some of the country's\nfinest hospitals. He completed his residency in 2000 and has only done\n40 corneal transplants. I can get referred to a more experienced older\nsurgeon in Kaiser or I can seek out a surgeon with world class\ncredentials outside of Kaiser.\n\nI had back surgery three years ago and sought out one of the nation's\ntop back surgeons. I was admitted to a teaching hospital and after I\nwas put to sleep I do not know if the surgery was performed by my\n"world class" surgeon or a resident. The outcome was favorable but I\nnever saw the surgeon again.\n\nSo .. do I go to a well trained young surgeon with only 40 procedures\nunder his belt ... he does about 2 a month ... or do I go to an older\nsurgeon who has a few hundred procedures under his belt?\n\nWhat would you do and why?\n\nPlease reply to [email][/email] ... thank you all.