Question

If you had to compare PRK with LASIK, which has the best safety record?

Answer

LASIK and PRK both have acceptble safety profiles. All of the complications that you listed are potential problems with LASIK. The key here is to match the correct procedure with the appropriate patient and to take steps to avoid the complications. Certain candidates are better suited to PRK - ie. patients with basement membrane dystrophy. To avoid complications the best strategy is to choose the most experienced surgeon with the latest technology and the best staff.


 

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