ms_firecracker wrote:1) is it worth getting enhancement surgery for such a "minor" prescription? It does require me to wear glasses while driving and watching TV, but I can still do my office work without glasses and see generally well enough. I guess I'm afraid of being disatisfied with my current vision, and then going through all that trouble only to end up with similar vision in the end.
ms_firecracker wrote:2) Are there different risks associated with getting Lasik first followed by PRK? All the articles I've read about PRK assume that it's my first surgery, so none of them really address my concerns about PRK as my second surgery.
ms_firecracker wrote:3) How painful would PRK be for such a minor correction? I understand that it is the more "lengthy" of the healing times, but is there a difference between getting PRK for -9.5 and for -1 1/4?
ms_firecracker wrote:4) I'm planning a big trip to New Zealand in December. If I were to get the PRK surgery in September, would that be enough time to heal? I've had excellent healing with the Lasik (my optometrist likes to oggle how well my eyes are doing in that sense, for some reason), and while I know it's a different procedure, I'm assuming that gives some indication as to how quickly my eyes heal in general. I could be horribly wrong though, of course.
LasikExpert wrote:There are peer reviewed medical journal articles regarding PRK after Lasik (PubMed.com). I just spent several days at a medical conference reviewing new reports.
The greatest concern with PRK on Lasik is corneal haze. In an informal poll at one of the sessions, 100% of the people who do PRK over Lasik use Mitomycin C intraoperatively to limit the probability of haze.
LasikExpert wrote:The bottom line is that PRK on Lasik flap is virtually the same as virgin PRK for small corrections if Mitomycin C is used. Without Mitomycin C the flap will haze. All other issues are virtually the same.
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