• Is my cornea thick enough for LASIK?


    Question:

    I am planning to have LASIK surgery. With my corneal thickness of 478 micro meters, is it safe to have the surgery?


    Answer:

    The answer is maybe. Without knowing how near- or farsighted you are, and without knowing what laser you will be treated with, it is impossible to know how much tissue will be removed. The beginning thickness of 478 does not necessarily rule you out to begin with in your case. The issue is how much residual tissue is left after the treatment. If LASIK is not possible, PRK or even ICL (implantable contact lens) may be an alternate solution.


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