Patient age, corneal thickness need to be considered in laser eye surgery

Surgeons must take several patient factors into account when determining the appropriate laser eye surgery and ensuring the best outcomes.
LASIK is the preferred procedure for most patients at his practice, Peter S. Hersh, MD, FACS, told Ocular Surgery News, but factors such as a patient’s risk for ectasia, thin corneas, irregular topography and epithelial changes may make PRK the more appropriate procedure.
“In general, I prefer LASIK over PRK. It’s easier for patients, easier for re-treatment, and we also find in our practice that it is slightly more refractively predictable

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