Yes. I can imagine that the Ortho K would do that....
In any event, with 5D of myopia
and a corneal thickness of 550 High normal) you should be fine with normal lasik.
For each diopter of myopia about 12 to 15 microns of tissue has to be removed. After lasik the minimum amount of untouched cornea should be 250 microns. The flap is usually about 160 microns.
So in your case, 550 microns - 160 - (5x15=75) leaves 315 microns of untouched cornea.
That is plenty :)
And, I agree, the risks of a phakic IOL or clear lens
extraction is much greater then LASIK, PRK LASEK
etc. And, although retina detachment is not that common after RLE or phakic IOL, it can happen.
So. What is the take home message? From what you have posted, I think LASIK is your best refractive surgery
option. Given the calculations above, you should do very well.
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