AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR PRK OR LASIK?
When speaking to your eye doctor, a few factors will be considered to determine if you can benefit from PRK or LASIK eye surgery. These are some of the requirements that must be met:
- Are you in overall good health?
- Are there any other eye conditions that could make you a poor candidate for eye surgery?
- How long has your vision been stable?
- How bad is your eyesight?
The best way to determine if you can benefit from PRK or LASIK eye surgery is to schedule an appointment with an eye doctor to discuss your vision. There are many people who have had this surgery, and the results are overwhelmingly positive. But, there are a few things that might disqualify you from having PRK or LASIK surgery, and your doctor will talk about other options that you might consider.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRK AND LASIK EYE SURGERY
If your eye doctor doesn’t recommend having LASIK surgery, then your eye doctor might suggest undergoing PRK surgery. If your corneas are too thin to have the corneal flap cut out and moved during LASIK surgery, then PRK might be a better option. PRK surgery is similar to LASIK, except the outside layer of the cornea is removed so that the doctor can reshape the corneal tissue below. Since there is no flap to be moved back into place, the body will automatically regenerate the corneal tissue after surgery is over.
Another option to consider is Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE). If someone has presbyopia or farsightedness, then they might benefit from this eye surgery. During this process, the doctor actually removes the lens from the eye and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens. Like PRK and LASIK, this eye surgery is very common, and there are many people who have experienced wonderful results from this treatment method. Call Silverstein Eye Centers today to make an appointment for an eye exam.