Wednesday, December 06, 2006

INTACS for post LASIK ectasia

I still think the best treatment for post-LASIK ectasia is to treat your greediness first. Don't refer high myopes for LASIK. Consider ICL instead.

OSN SuperSite - Intacs stabilized ectasia in post-LASIK corneas for 5 years

1 comment:

  1. Kevin,
    I think this comment may be over-simplified. I believe that many high myopes will continue to "doctor shop" until they find a surgeon to perform their Lasik if they are highly motivated. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Lasik to a high myope, but I'd be sure to make them acutely aware of the potential risks. From that point on, it's their decision. I don't think that it's always greediness that leads to Lasik in a high myope. I tell all of my patients over -8.00 or -9.00 to consider ICL rather than Lasik, but ICL has risks too and there is no long term data, therefore this procedure may prove to be even higher risk than Lasik, we just don't know yet.
    I do agree that there is a calculated risk with high myopia and Lasik, but I think the ultimite decision is the patient's.


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