Our expert says:
There are a few different methods they use -
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis)
PRK (excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy)
PARK (excimer laser photo-astigmatic refractive keratectomy)
LASEK (laser epithelial keratomileusis)
H-PRK (excimer laser hyperopic photorefractive keratectomy)
And it depends on how your eye is formed, if you have astigmatism, how thick the cornea is etc whether it is suitable for you. The initial examination of R900 is exactly for these reasons, as it is a very in depth examination of the eye, where the doctor will discuss the procedure that will be suitable for you, with you, with all the pro's and con's and risk factors. It is worth the R900!
You can read more on http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/lasik.html
The important thing is to use an experienced doctor with good references. However, there are no guarantees that you will not have problems. Most people I have spoken to, have not been sorry that they did it, although a few did have some complications, needing a second operation. I only know of one case that had serious complications with an ulcer of the cornea that took weeks to heal.
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