If I was your patient...

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Bill, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. Bill

    Bill Guest

    What would you recommend for laser correction?

    R -6.75 -2.50 X 20
    L -4.75 -5.25 X 170

    Bill, Nov 10, 2004
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  2. Bill

    Dom Guest

    I would not have high expectations of an accurate result with eyes like

    Also, there is potentially a small risk of corneal ectasia. Your surgeon
    will measure your corneal thickness and discuss this risk with you. Not
    to mention the other risks.

    Laser correction is best for eyes up to a maximum of around -600 to
    -800, depending on corneal thickness (and who you ask). So proceed
    cautiously, if at all.

    Dom, Nov 11, 2004
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  3. Bill

    RM Guest

    You are a "borderline" candidate for LASIK (perhaps better would be LASEK)
    surgery due to your high astigmatism. The critical parameter that is
    unknown is your corneal thickness. Your left eye would be more problematic
    than your right eye.

    Go to a good, reputable, ophthalmologist-- not a commercial puppy mill-type
    place. Ask a few local optometrists and opthalmologists who they would send
    one of their family members to. This isn't the kind of thing you try to
    save a few hundred buck on-- it's your eyes!

    It might be doable, but you might end up with some residual astigmatism in
    your left eye.

    RM, Nov 11, 2004
  4. Bill

    Otis Brown Guest

    Dear Nipidoc,

    Lasik has proven to "fix" most refractive problems.
    I an "neutral" as far a Lasik is concerned, but
    could you explain WHY you would not recommend Lasik?

    I assume he is young, between 18 to 40, and eyes
    are physiologically healthy. So why not?


    Otis Brown, Nov 11, 2004
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