Best Laser Device

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Best Laser Device

Postby Eyes100 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:18 am

Looking for some advice re which laser device would be best for me (other factors including surgeon experience, skill etc all being equal, which I understand are very important)
My eyes are:
L -2.75 myopia, -1.25 astig
R -2.50 myopia, -1.50 astig
Corneal thickness 540nm.
Pupil diameter 7.1mm (this is what I was given at Ultralase - I think artificially dilated).
I was thinking a surface treatment, lasek, epi-lasek or prk.
Thanks very much for your help.
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Re: Best Laser Device

Postby LasikExpert » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:32 pm

Eyes100 wrote:Pupil diameter 7.1mm (this is what I was given at Ultralase - I think artificially dilated).

This is an alarmingly large pupil size. Verify the naturally dilated pupil size and compare that to the ablation zone. See our Lasik pupil size article.
Eyes100 wrote:I was thinking a surface treatment, lasek, epi-lasek or prk.

I am personally a fan of surface ablation. Although there is a relatively low probability of a Lasik flap complication, no flap means no possibility of a flap complication. As a general rule, no possibility of a problem is better than a low probability of a problem. That said, PRK has a much slower healing period, has some discomfort, and Lasik is highly successful.
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Re: Best Laser Device

Postby Eyes100 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:35 pm

Thanks for the advice, I'll get my pupil size checked.
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Re: Best Laser Device

Postby Eyes100 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:04 pm

Been busy for a while!...

I've had my pupil size checked: 6mm in room with lights on, 8mm in dark (measured by placing a tool that covers the eye to ensure dark) (large pupils I understand) both without artificial dilation.
Other stats remain as above except corneal thickness now measures at 555.

I'd be grateful for any advice re best laser device.

Thanks
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