Individuals who have had previous eye surgery may still be candidates for the new refractive procedures.
Each person’s clinical testing will determine if additional refractive surgery is an option, and you will be advised of your options once you are evaluated.
Keep in mind that as you age, the lens inside your eye will lose its ability to focus as well at near – this usually becomes evident around the age of 40. This is when many people begin using reading glasses or bifocals.
Refractive eye surgery will not prevent this age-related event, known as presbyopia, from occurring. You will eventually need reading glasses to see well at near.
Here Are Your Potential Surgical Options:
Your Free Evaluation will allow us to determine which of these options are best suited for your unique visual needs. Most of the time, PRK is the best option for former surgery patients. Here is some information on this surgical procedure:
This procedure is similar to LASIK, except a corneal flap is not created. Instead, the corneal epithelium (outermost layer) is removed and the Excimer laser treatment is then applied. The epithelium slowly grows back as the eye heals, and ultimately the visual outcomes are similar to LASIK. The procedure does cause discomfort during the initial healing process, and the vision is typically slow to settle, therefore PRK is typically reserved for special circumstances. Cases in which PRK may be utilized include: Patients whose corneas are too thin to safely have LASIK Patients who have previously had refractive eye surgery Patients who have problems with the corneal surface