I have high myopia in my both eyes of -16. corneal thickness is 500. Can I get Lasik to get rid of glasses completely?

Doctor Answers 3

Corneas too thin for LASIK

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LASIK will not be able to fully correct for your entire prescription.  Your corneas are thin and you would not be a good candidate for the procedure.  Other procedures you may consider is refractive lens exchange and implantable contact lenses.


San Francisco Ophthalmologist
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-16 Lasik?

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You will not be able to get a full correction with Lasik. The ICL is a possible alternative for you.

Alternatives to LASIK

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Not everyone is a candidate for LASIK - Visian ICL or Refractive Lens Exchange would likely be better choices for you.

Melissa Toyos, MD
Nashville Ophthalmologist

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