two doctors two opinions who is right

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two doctors two opinions who is right

Postby GeneralPatientInquiry » Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:44 am

I have scene a couple doctors here in Vancouver, and I am hearing two very different things...

One doctor is saying that I should do a custom wavefront PRK procedure because of corneal flatness.

The other doctor is saying that I should do a convential PRK procedure, that corneal flatness is irrelevant. He is also saying that with my prescription, a custom wavefront PRK procedure actually increases the chance of an overcorrection.

Help! What should I do?

Thanks,
Sulman
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Postby LasikExpert » Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:46 am

Sulman,

Corneal flatness is relevant with both Lasik and PRK, but may be an indicator that PRK is a better choice than Lasik for your long-term outcome.

The only way any doctor can know if you require a wavefront-guided ablation is if that doctor has performed a wavefront diagnostic. Without the diagnostic, the doctor is just guessing in the dark.

You should read http://www.usaeyes.org/lasik/faq/lasik- ... custom.htm for details about conventional vs. customized wavefront Lasik, PRK, LASEK, and Epi-Lasik refractive surgery.
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