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Which one of PRK and LASIK surgeries is good to correct refractive errors?

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Posted on Fri, 29 May 2015
Question: Which EYE surgery is good? PRK or LASIK
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Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Lasik is better surgery.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to Health care Magic.

I am Dr. Dadapeer K, an ophthalmologist and I answer health problems related to eye.

PRK and LASIK are surgeries to correct refractive errors.

Of the two LASIK is more commonly done and is better as following surgery pain is minimal.

PRK is usually done in conditions where LASIK is considered not safe like in low corneal thickness.

This also depends on the amount and type of refractive error.
Hence send me details regarding refractive error and any investigations done so that I can review them and answer accordingly.


But if you want to just know which surgery is better, my answer is LASIK is better.

Hope this answers your question and the information is helpful to you.

Thank you


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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Follow up: Dr. Dadapeer K (3 hours later)
Hi Dr.Dadapeer,
Thanks for the information.
Please find the details:
My eyesight is 1.50(right eye) and 1.25 (left eye) farsightedness. My cornea thickness is 534.
So is it recommend for me to go with PRK procedure?
Could you please let me know why LASIK is preferred ?

Thanks,
XXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K (54 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
With these parameters I prefer LASIK.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thank you for the follow up question.

Since your refractive error is not high you can undergo either of the two procedures.PRK can correct upto 4-6 dioptres and LASIK can correct upto 10 dioptres of refractive error.
Since the corneal thickness is good I would prefer LASIK over PRK.
PRK is also good procedure but the only problem is pain in the postoperative period.
Hence I would prefer to go with LASIK.

Hope this answers your question.

Do write back to me for further questions.

Thank you
With regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Which one of PRK and LASIK surgeries is good to correct refractive errors?

Brief Answer: Lasik is better surgery. Detailed Answer: Hello Welcome to Health care Magic. I am Dr. Dadapeer K, an ophthalmologist and I answer health problems related to eye. PRK and LASIK are surgeries to correct refractive errors. Of the two LASIK is more commonly done and is better as following surgery pain is minimal. PRK is usually done in conditions where LASIK is considered not safe like in low corneal thickness. This also depends on the amount and type of refractive error. Hence send me details regarding refractive error and any investigations done so that I can review them and answer accordingly. But if you want to just know which surgery is better, my answer is LASIK is better. Hope this answers your question and the information is helpful to you. Thank you