Who here believes something will displace or replace lasik in the near future? I do!

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by Ace, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace Guest

    I for one do. I have mentioned it before and will mention it again.
    Likley, a such technology will be based on orthoK or inherit key
    technology points from orthoK. It will attempt to minimize the
    inconvinences and shortcommings of orthoK and improve upon the benefits
    of orthoK. There has been clinical trials of "corneal molding"
    technology with results that last up to a month. Unfortunately some
    bugs were found and its back to the drawing board but once the bugs are
    resolved, itll be out for clinical trials again and if its a go, itll
    be ready for prime time! Theres at least 3 different alternatives to
    lasik in the "works", all of them safer than lasik in everyway.

    If any of you can wait a few short years, by all means do so! Lasik
    should have never been FDA approved or been available to the public
    because of all the bugs, problems, flaws and damage to every eye. Its
    thru greed that it got the "go ahead" Just like RK did and only once
    lasik replaced RK has the truth came out that RK was bad news! People
    are paying the price for it now with impaired vision, induced
    astigmatism, unstable fluctuating prescription thruout the day and
    hyperopic shift. Many RK patients are now in bifocals due to hyperopic
    shift and they cant see clearly at any distance!

    When the next best thing comes out, lasik will soon be swept under the
    rug, its flaws made public and admitted by lasik surgeons(some of those
    surgeons used to do RK, now they will tell you to stay away from RK!)
    For now, those surgeons will promote lasik as its highly profitable for
    them! In fact if you ask them if anything else is "comming" they will
    play dumb and say "not that I heard of" or perhaps "not anytime soon"
    Thats what they said when RK was the big thing and PRK was being
    privately expermented back in the late 1980s to early 1990s. I know a
    bunch of people who regretted getting RK and wish they had waited a few
    years more. I know one who wanted RK in 1992 and his optometrists were
    telling him to wait because better technology using lasers was soon due
    for prime time. History will repeat itself with new technology to
    dis/replace lasik.
    In the meantime, stick with glasses or get orthoK and sit tight!
    Ace, Oct 18, 2006
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