Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
Do you know why your surgeon is suggestion you have this done?
Are you available to chat?
Yes. He feels it would improve my eye sight
Yes he feel it would improve my eye sight
Are you there ??
Hi. Sorry. I had to go drop off a car for my daughter.....kids.
is this surgery done with Laser ? or othe instruments ??
This is a surgery where the surgeon, usually a corneal specialist, "peels" off a layer of your cornea, much like taking apart an onion. It is usually done to remove superficial disease processes like nodules, scars etc.
It is done with a special, not very sharp, knife.
Have you done one of these ? How Many ??
It can also be done with a laser like the one used for LASIK....in this case it is called PTK
I am a retina specialist so I've not done one of these since I was a resident in training.
It is not a complicated surgery but, like I said, corneal specialists are usually the doctors who do this proceedure.
What is the success rate when was tis establish ? How many have been completed ?
It is very successful and, world wide over the last 40 years a huge number of them have been done with excellent results.
I see you are from Oceanside. My sister lives just up the road from you.....
i am at 1423 eastview c 2056 .
Not too far away. That part of the world is too crowded for me....I live way, way up North in the National forest.....
Howmant eye doctors can do this surgery ?
thousands of them can. You should be able to find a dozen corneal specialist within an hours drive of your house (not including rush hour traffic :)
When the comea is pealed off will it grow back again ?
No. It will not.....and that is why your vision will be improved.
why then is teir a coea arround by eye ??
That didn't come through.....could you retype that?
If the dr peals off the Comea and you says it does not grow in again then why did i have a Comea in the first place ??
The doctor only peels off a very small part of the cornea.....maybe 1/20th the thickness. Just enough to smooth things out..... Your cornea is the "cover" over the front of your eye....without it you would not have an eyeball.
I hre stories that some patiennts vison is improved however after a few years it changes for the worse
That is possible. It depends on what the underlying issues are that lead to the surgery in the first place. Some of them come back....
However, at 83, if you get 10 years of good vision out of the deal, that should work pretty well, eh?
ok thanks for your opinion .
My pleasure. I wish you the best of luck.
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