Pre-examination

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Pre-examination

Postby Elizabeth » Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:47 pm

Hello USAeyes.

As an optometrist working with lasersurgery, I have met many doctors with different opnion about selecting patients and now I am a little confused so I have one question I hope you will answer.

Lets say we have 100 patients, visiual error from +4 up til -6. Cornea thickness for all of them is more than 480 micron and they have no eyediseases and they are healty. They are going to have PRK or IntraLASIK.

How many percent would be rejected because of steepning in the cornea, - risk for having ectasia?

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Postby LasikExpert » Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:11 pm

To my knowledge, such information on a specific group does not exist. As a general rule, between 1/3rd and 1/4th of all potential candidates who visit a refractive surgeon are excluded from candidacy for a variety of reasons.
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