Outcomes of Custom Lasik Surgeries

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 07/15/2016 - 19:12
Country
Austria
Age
24
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No

Question

 

 

Hello Doctor,

I'm 23 years old, wearing glasses for the past 14 years. At present i have a power od -9 in right eye, -9.5 with -1 cylindrical in my left eye.

Doctors are suggesting me to undergo custom epi lasik procedure to correct this refraction.

Please tell whether i'm eligible for custom epi lasik procedure and what will be the out come of this procedure? Will there be any side effects of some sort?

Please help.

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

 

 

Usually Lasik Surgeons prefer to do Epi-Lasik Surgery for high myopic patients. There is a difference between Lasik and Epilasik. Lasik, there is a flap creation through the stromal layer of the cornea. Stroma is the middle layer of the cornea.

In Epi Lasik or PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) there is either creation of flap through the epithelial layer which is the outer most part of the cornea or the epithelial layer is removed completely and regenerated again after few days to weeks.

Read more information about Epi Lasik. In order to be a good candidate for Lasik eye surgery, you should pass many factors and the most important one is corneal topography. 

Lasik surgery is a safe procedure but still there is some risks and complications which can be reduced or even eliminated under the hands of an experienced lasik Surgeon.

 

 

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