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Is your CORNEA thick enough for LASIK?

 

The doctor said my cornea’s are too thin for LASIK.  What does that mean?  In order to have LASIK surgery one’s corneas need to be the correct thickness.  This is very important.  In LASIK a cornea flap is created.  This corneal flap is typically around 160 microns thick.  Once the flap is created it is pulled back and the laser will reshape the cornea.  When the cornea is being reshaped, tissue is being removed.  There must be a minimum tissue remaining, bed tissue, to the cornea after the laser reshaping process.  The minimum bed thickness must be greater than 250 microns.  If the bed thickness is less the 250 microns this can increase risk of a complication called corneal ectasia where the cornea bulges out and causes significant distortions in one’s vision.  This can be devastating.

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What is LASIK Eye Surgery (laser in situ keratomileusis)?

 

LASIK is a very common eye surgery procedure that can be used to correct myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. This procedure is widely use throughout the world and has been very successful with low complication rates.

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Laser Eye Surgery Videos

There are various types of refractive surgery or laser eye surgery.  Below are a few videos of the more common procedures done today.

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How To Clean Your Eyelids

  Eyelid scrubs are often recommended by eye doctors for varies conditions. Some of the more common conditions that eyelid scrubs ar... Read more.

Techniques for Insertion and Removal of Soft Contacts Lenses

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There are various techniques for insertion and removal of soft hydogel contact lenses. You doctor and/or his associate will go thro... Read more.

What you SHOULD NOT do with Contact Lenses

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Contact lenses are considered medical devices and require a prescription from an eyecare professional.  They are regulated by the FDA because if used ... Read more.

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