Alternative to LASIK?

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Alternative to LASIK?

Postby hochhaus » Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:35 pm

I have had three different consultations fro LASIK hoping that the technology has improved but each time I am still told that with the curvature of my eyes (to flat) lasik will not work for me or if they attempted, they could not guarantee that I would even be close to 20/40 at best.

I'm 47 and my contact RX is -9.0 (not sure what rest of this means) BC 8.3 DIA 14.0 (RX from the box). I have heard about implants and was wondering if I can get a comment on whether this might work for me or best place to go to discuss this with Doctor - I live in Seattle.

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Re: Alternative to LASIK?

Postby PRKorIntacs » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:08 am

If you can tolerate contacts fine, id stick with them and wait for better technology. Otherwise, you can look into clear lens exchange.
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Re: Alternative to LASIK?

Postby LasikExpert » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:40 am

hochhaus wrote:...the curvature of my eyes (to flat) lasik will not work for me...

You are being well advised.

At age 47 you are likely becoming a bit presbyopic and need reading glasses. Although a phakic intraocular lens (PIOL) may be appropriate, refractive lens exchange (RLE) may be a better option.

Because of your relatively high myopia (nearsighted, shortsighted) vision you are predisposed to retinal detachment. Have a full evaluation by a retina specialist before any elective eye surgery. Actually, you should have an evaluation anyway, just to establish baseline health and verify all is well.
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