Overcorrection for 2nd time Lasik procedures

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Overcorrection for 2nd time Lasik procedures

Postby erikab » Fri May 04, 2007 4:28 pm

Dear Site Admin,
Thanks for your previous response. However, my question this time around pertains to whether or not you have awareness about second time Lasik procedures having a higher overcorrection rate (regardless of prescription strength). Do you know if there is a higher chance of overcorrection in second Lasik surgeries, as compared to an individual who has not had it yet? OR is it such that the eye heals from the initial and can then be qualified the same as a "pre-surgerical eye" at that point? I hope this makes sense!
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Postby LasikExpert » Mon May 07, 2007 7:41 pm

I do not know of any studies on this, but anecdotal evidence indicates that an overcorrection when the correction is very low (less than about 1.00 diopter) is more prevalent with wavefront-guided ablation than with conventional ablation.

I do not know of any study that shows this tendency to overcorrect is affected more by enhancement surgery or initial surgery. At first glance, it appears to be more related to the amount of correction.
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