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5 out of 5 stars PRK
From the first consultation Dr Tracy and staff were warm friendly and knowledgeable. All of my questions were answered. Honestly I didn't even go to any other consultations after meeting with Dr Tracy. The procedure was fast and painless. Healing has been going well so far. Dr Tracy did a really good job of explaining the process and what to expect during this time. First few days were painful...
5 out of 5 stars PRK
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: University of California San Diego
Medical: Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York
Post-Medical School TrainingResidency: Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institue, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Corneal and Refractive Surgery, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL
Treatments offered at Carlsbad Eye Care
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LASEK involves using alcohol to remove the epithelial layer of the cornea, then putting it back at the end of the procedure. Since the alcohol kills... READ MORE
Astigmatism simply means that your eyes are steeper in one direction than in another. Think of a football (American football). An eye with no... READ MORE
LASEK vs. PRK is very controversial because the two procedures are so similar. However, LASIK vs. PRK or LASEK is different and just like any other... READ MORE
If I received an eye exam from an Optometrist, would he/she be able to tell I had PRK if I didn't tell them?
No one can tell you had PRK just by examining your eyes. In some cases it may be possible to tell using a corneal topographer (a scan of your cornea),... READ MORE
Using Muro 128 ointment at bedtime plus Muro drops 4 x/day for six months is effective about 90% of the time in eliminating recurrent corneal erosions... READ MORE
PRK is safer than any other refractive procedure. The advantage to iLASIK is more rapid recovery but at higher risk. READ MORE
Dry eyes almost always resolve within six months after LASIK. The most superficial corneal nerves are cut during the formation of the flap, which then... READ MORE
PRK is generally considered the best way to perform enhancements after LASIK, since re-lifting the flap can lead to so many complications. Four months... READ MORE
Why are objects viewed by my left eye narrower than they should be? I see an oval when I look at a ball.
Astigmatism is when the cornea is steeper in one direction than in another, and it causes objects to seem stretched out on that axis. This is most... READ MORE
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