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lasik consult

Postby phantom » Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:23 pm

I went for a consult today and they told me my corneas were too thin on the bottom of my eyes and they could not do surgery. I don't understand this because I had a consult with another company last week and they said my corneas were thick at 700. they didn't say anything about them being to thin at the bottom. Why would I get two different results and which one should I believe.
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Postby LasikExpert » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:20 pm

There is corneal thickness, and then there is corneal thickness.

Thinning of the cornea at the bottom (near your lower eye lid) is an indication of keratoconus. Keratoconus and Lasikgenerally do not mix well. Keratoconus is a contraindication for elective surgery that would disrupt or thin the cornea.

I highly recommend that you seek an examination from a corneal specialist. Since you have been diagnosed with a potential disease, this should be covered under your major medical insurance. If you have keratoconus you will need appropriate monitoring and may need to use rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses or corrective surgery. These too should be covered under your major medical insurance plan.
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third consult

Postby phantom » Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:09 pm

I went for my third consult today to see if they would say the same thing about my corneas being too thin on the bottom. They did not say anything about that but did say I had a bulge on the bottom of my left eye and they could not do the surgery. What would cause a bulge? Do you think the bulge would go away the longer I leave my contacts out? I am wondering because I go back the the first place in 10 days and am wondering if I should even bother going or should I just give up the hope of being able to have the laser surgery.
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Re: third consult

Postby JPD » Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:37 pm

phantom wrote:I went for my third consult today to see if they would say the same thing about my corneas being too thin on the bottom. They did not say anything about that but did say I had a bulge on the bottom of my left eye and they could not do the surgery. What would cause a bulge? Do you think the bulge would go away the longer I leave my contacts out? I am wondering because I go back the the first place in 10 days and am wondering if I should even bother going or should I just give up the hope of being able to have the laser surgery.


Sounds to me like you definately should not have the Lasik surgery. Have your current eye problems treated, and once those problems are resolved, then consider having another Lasik consultation.
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Postby LasikExpert » Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:23 am

What you need to do is go to a corneal specialist for a second opinion and clear diagnosis of the inferior steepening of your cornea and then follow the advice of that doctor.

Lasik essentially has a veto rule. If someone diagnoses a problem, stop and seek the evaluation of a specialist. Do not keep going to others until someone does not diagnose the problem. Get the problem treated. If it is frank keratoconus, then Lasik is not appropriate.
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