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Chelsey


01/03/2013

Can i get lasik if i have thin corneas ?

I have thin corneas. So, can i receive lasik surgery to improve vision? Will it very bad to my eyes?
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  • b0rn2bxcrazii

    01/06/2013

    Perhaps you can consider taking RLE to improve vision. RLE is short for refractive lens exchange, known as clear lens extraction as well, which is used to correct farsightedness or nearsightedness. It is suitable for people with thin corneas. Such surgery is to make a small incision at the edge of the cornea to replace the natural lens of the eye with silicone or plastic lens.
  • cha0s_engel

    01/07/2013

    If your cornea is too thin, it is not suitable for your eyes to have lasik eye surgery. And generally speaking, you should know that the average corneal thickness ranges from 500-550 microns. And when your cornea thickness is around this range, it will be safe for your eyes. Of course, corneal thickness is not the only factor. Other factors include corneal shape, steepness, pupil size, and eye health can be essential too. Your corneal thickness appears to allow you to be a candidate for LASIK. So you should go and see the eye doctor and he can check with your eyes to see if your corneal thickness is suitable or not.
  • walkingtragd

    01/07/2013

    The postoperative thickness of cornea stroma could not be allowed to lower than 250 micrometer, or the cornea will be too thin to stand the inner pressure of eyeball and swell outwards, the successive symptom will be keratoconus. So we must require the thickness of cornea before operation over 410 micrometers, and no matter which kind of Lasik surgery, this number of 410 micrometer is the lowest rate to start. The stronger prescription, the more cornea stroma will need to cut. The more thickness of the cornea, the more safety level of the surgery will be. Just now, you have not mentioned the actual details of your prescription before the surgery, so I have no mean to get the answer if you could accept this surgery. It is a important surgery for your eyes, so I suggest you go to the regular major hospital to check carefully before the treatment.
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