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Can LASIK or PRK Performed for Thin Cornea? I Have Corneal Thickness of 493 and 496. I'm Wearing Contact Lens for Past 6 Years.

Can LASIK or PRK performed for thin cornea?I have corneal thickness of 493 and 496. I'm wearing contact lens for past 6 years.I discontinued wearning contact lens for 3 weeks prior to the initial checkup.

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Prk or lasek or epilasek or intralase or lasik for thin corneas

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here is the absolute truth of how safe each procedure is, in order of least safe to most safe, objectively, if you have thin corneas, which you do:

LASIK

IntraLase, i-LASIK, femptosecond LASIK, "bladeless" LASIK

PRK

epi-LASEK, epi-LASIK, LASEK

Emil Chynn, MD, MBA
 


New York Ophthalmologist
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