Monovision - Which laser procedure is best?

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Monovision - Which laser procedure is best?

Postby Cindy G » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:54 pm

I was just wondering if Lasik or surface ablation is better; or if it makes no difference, when it comes to Monovision.
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Postby LasikExpert » Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:21 pm

Lasik or surface ablation like PRK, LASEK, or Epi-Lasik makes no difference in the long term results, whether it be for full correction or monovision. Some studies show a slight advantage for surface ablation, but not significant and generally inconclusive.

I have a personal bias toward surface ablation if all other issues are equal because there is no Lasik flap. Although Lasik flap related complications are relatively rare, no Lasik flap means no possibility of a Lasik flap related complication. No possibility is almost always better than a low probability.
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