Thanks to everyone who joined us Tuesday, October 27th for the live LASIK chat at Emory Eye Center hosted by LASIK surgeon, Dr. John Kim.
Dr. Kim answered several of your questions about LASIK for the coming year. And there are a variety of refractive surgical options. Check out the conversation by viewing the chat transcript! Here are just a few highlights from the chat:
Question: Can LASIK treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism?
Dr. Kim: Good question! Yes, LASIK can treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. However, it’s typically more effective for nearsightedness than farsightedness.
Question: Is surgery done on both eyes the same day?
Dr. Kim: Thanks for your question! Yes, in most cases, both eyes are done on the same day. Occasionally patients will only require treatment on one eye. This would be determined during your initial consultation.
Question: What is the difference between LASIK and PRK?
Dr. Kim: The primary difference between LASIK and PRK is that in LASIK a special flap, or separation is made in the layers of the cornea usually by a special laser. The flap is lifted and the laser treatment to reshape the cornea is applied underneath the flap and the flap is replaced.
If you missed this chat, be sure to check out the full list of questions and answers on the chat transcript.
If you have additional questions for Dr. Kim, feel free to leave a comment in our comments area below.