Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Laser Eye Surgery after RK

Question: I had RK just before laser eye surgery treatments were available. At 65 my vision is getting poor due to astigmatism. Is there any hope for clear vision with LASIK or other laser eye surgery in my case? 

Answer: Without knowing the exact nature of the RK-how many incisions, how they were placed, whether the astigmatism is regular or irregular-it is impossible to know whether laser eye surgery might be helpful. There are many instances where PRK can be applied and the vision corrected but this is really determined on a case by case basis. You need to find an experienced Refractive Surgeon in your area and schedule a consultation to see what is possible.

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