Corneal Thickness Question

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Corneal Thickness Question

Postby Acer » Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:37 pm

My corneal thickness measure 509 and 514 before surgery, first consult I've been to the doctor says my corneas are thin and reccomends prk. How thick should a persons corneas be for lasic?

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Re: Cornea thickness

Postby lkestler » Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:20 pm

My doctor told me the average cornea is 500. Mine is 550. I am not sure why he told you yours was too thin. What is your prescription?
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Postby Acer » Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:37 pm

Thanks for the resposne.

My prescription is as follows

od -1.25 -1.75x177

os -.5 -3.50x170
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Postby LasikExpert » Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:19 pm


Your corneal thickness is undoubtedly enough to have Lasik, but due to your very high astigmatism your doctor may beleive that a surface ablation will yield a better result.

You may want to read about calculate Lasik and Lasik cornea thickness.
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