PRK gone horribly wrong

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PRK gone horribly wrong

Postby Mark B » Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:43 am

I had PRK two years ago. I developed haze and scarring on both eyes. I had the left redone with PRK again a year ago. My vision is now worse in my left eye than when I started. I am once again useing the steroids which didnt work the first time. Is there any way to remove the scar tissue without scrapeing it off again? I cannot drive at night as I have already gotten into an accident because I cannot see well. I am really really disappointed in the whole thing. The doctor did a great job on my wife and on my brother but neither of them needed PRK.
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Postby LasikExpert » Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:38 am

I recommend that you seek the opinion of a corneal specialist, preferably one who is affiliated with a teaching hospital. The medication Mitomycin C has been used to eliminate corneal scaring with some success, but every individual is different. In some cases Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK) can be used to remove the tissue that is hazed. These techniques carry their own risks, but may be appropriate.
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