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There is as far as I know, no reliable statistical data to allow a definitive answer to this question. By this, I mean there are no well conducted, randomised blinded controlled trials comparing different procedures with respect to residual refractive error. As I mentioned in another answer, a Coch...
9 Jul 2019
If you have LASIK before your spectacle degree is stable, you may find some of your original spectacle power 're-appearing' after the LASIK procedure.
9 Jul 2019
Regression refers to the return of some amount of spectacle power that had been originally treated by the refractive procedure. It can happen after any refractive surgery, eg LASIK, epi-LASIK/PRK/TransPRK, ICL, and cataract surgery. To put things in perspective, when patients have been thoroughly c...
7 Jul 2019
You might want to have a look at some of the answers to these previous questions to get more background information about corneal cross-linking and LASIK: Does corneal collagen cross linking with LASIK or ReLEx® SMILE® have benefits? Is corneal cross l...
6 Jul 2019
With LASIK enhancement, the flap is opened and the underlying stromal bed is treated again to remove residual spectacle power. The effect on flap adherence is the same as after LASIK for the first time, ie that initially it will be weak and then eventually as the cornea heals, the adherence will go...
6 Jul 2019
If an optometrist is seeing a patient for the first time, some information will have to come from factors such as the patient's age, the patient's history with regard to frequency of spectacle power changes and when the spectac...
4 Jul 2019
Actually, the basis of your question ie that epi-LASIK patients tend to have residual degree as compared to LASIK patients is not necessarily true. For example, in this Cochrane Database Review meta-analysis comparing LASIK with PRK (which is the same as epi-LASIK) https:/...
4 Jul 2019
With high myopia, we must first ascertain if you have sufficient corneal thickness for you to safely undergo laser vision correction. The higher the myopia, the more corneal tissue needs to be removed. Hence, having sufficiently thick corneas is an important consideration. A compreh...
18 May 2019
This is a very good question. Compared to patients with lower level of myopia, it is indeed true that high myopes are more likely to have regression after laser vision correction (LASIK, SMILE, PRK). LASIK is known to have good predictable outcomes. However, studies had...
3 May 2019
Refractive surgery is usually recommended when your refractive error has stabilised, and that usually occurs between 18 - 21 years of age. If you are significantly older than that, or your refractive error has worsened significantly then a comprehensive evaluation by your ophthal...
15 Apr 2019
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