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Doctor insights on: Radial Keratotomy Contact Lenses

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Is wearing contact lens better or spectacles?

Is wearing contact lens better or spectacles?

Personal choice: There are a few refractive needs that contact lenses will correct better such as high myopia and keratoconus. But for most, the visual needs can be met with either device. So it is a personal choice about convenience and cosmetics for most. ...Read more

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Astigmatism but wants contact lenses?

Astigmatism but wants contact lenses?

Readily available: Most manufacturers of contact lenses now have ones available to correct astigmatism. Be mindful that you are entering the presbyopic era (age related difficulty with near vision). See your ophthalmologist for evaluation and lens fitting. ...Read more

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Is distorted vision initially normal with toric contact lenses?

Toric contact lenses: Check with your optomitrist who prescribed them. Some times the fit and ride of contact requires multiple visits and changes. It is not usually a perfect scenario. Particularluy after every blink there could be a 1 second distortion while the contact lens settles back into the right position. ...Read more

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Does radial keratotomy vision deteriorate?

Does radial keratotomy vision deteriorate?

Possible yes: Rk is almost never performed now because of the side effects which included regression, scarring, and irregular astigmatism. This was due to the fact that the human hand cannot make 8 or 16 perfectly symmetrical and identical incisions in the eye and that each incision would not heal exactly the same. Many patients with rk now have worse vision and many use contact lenses to treat astigmatism. ...Read more

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Was radial keratotomy the original lasik procedure?

Was radial keratotomy the original lasik procedure?

No: Radial keratotomy (rk) was a precursor refractive surgery to lasik. In lasik, a circular flap is created and then lifted up to expose the corneal stroma. Then laser is applied and the flap replaced. In rk, radial cuts are made to create relaxing incisions to try and flatten the cornea. Late onset regression and scarring were the side effects. Current technology with lasers is better. ...Read more

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Use monovision w/some blurring at distance & computer. Could single vision contact for distance eye & bifocal contact for near eye improve vision?

Use monovision w/some blurring at distance & computer. Could single vision contact  for distance eye & bifocal contact for near eye improve vision?

Monovision: is very effective of roost people. Variations for the optimum distance (far, intermediate and near) can be obtained through single vision contact lenses or a combination of single vision lens and multifocal lens. Your eye care provider will be able to determine the power and variations from your examination. Be sure to verbalize your needs and illustrate to him/her the distances involved. ...Read more

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Can contact lenses correct astigmatism?

Can contact lenses correct astigmatism?

Mostly: Hard lenses can do this for most cases. Thee are a variety of soft toric lenses which also correct astigmatism. ...Read more

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Contact lens help! can't insert contact lens due to blinking!?

Contact lens help! can't insert contact lens due to blinking!?

Patience, Spread em': Make sure your hands are clean and dry. Use your thumb and forefinger on your opposite hand to hold your eye lids open. Place the lens on the end of your forefinger, like a cup, with a drop of wetting solution. Spreading your eyelids with the one hand, in one move bring the cupped lens to your eye and just barely tap /touch the lens to your eye. Drop sinside should grab the eye and connect. ...Read more

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Can overcorrection from radial keratotomy be treated by lasik?

Can overcorrection from radial keratotomy be treated by lasik?

Usually: Overcorrection by lasik results in far-sightedness, requiring spex for everything! if the cornea is otherwise healthy, reduction or reversal of the over-correction is possible with lasik but can also be done by prk (no flap). ...Read more

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Are toric contact lenses effective for my astigmatism?

Are toric contact lenses effective for my astigmatism?

If fit properly: Wearing toric contact lenses is a common way to correct astigmatism. They are comfortable and easy to use. ...Read more

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Which is bettee femto lasik or intraocular lenses?

Which is bettee femto lasik or intraocular lenses?

Depends : There are many approaches to provide better vision. Cataract surgery despite all the advantages and even with femto laser assisted cataract surgery still has a higher risk profile than lasik . However if you have visually significant cataracts then lasik a poor choice. ...Read more

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Other than monovision, can laser eye surgery correct presbyopia?

Other than monovision, can laser eye surgery correct presbyopia?

No: There have been trial of multifocal lasik done in europe with good results, but in the us it is not available. ...Read more

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Who should have prk (photorefractive keratectomy) over lasik?

Lasik and PRK: Various diagnostic test should be done in order to see if a person is the right candidate for either lasik or prk. Depending on a person's corneal thickness and corneal shape, these should be taken into consideration when deciding which procedure to do. ...Read more

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Are scleral contact lens something for a thinning cornea?

Are scleral contact lens something for a thinning cornea?

Yes!: Patients with hinning corneas, either from keratoconus or other causes, are often good candidates for scleral lenses because they rest on the sclera and not the cornea. They do need to be fit carefully by an eye care practice that is skilled in the art and science to scleral lenses. Both optometrists and opthalmologists have these abilities. ...Read more

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Can laser eye surgery correct myopic near sightedness?

Yes: Yes. Most myopic patients do well with laser eye surgery. Although the laser are approved off higher correction, i generally treat up to -10 d (as long as everything else is normal. ...Read more

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Night glare with crt contact lenses?

Night glare with crt contact lenses?

Ortho-keratology: Crt or ortho-k contact lenses act as all contact lenses do, gently shaping the cornea so that it focuses distant objects better. Unlike regular contacts, the effects of ortho-k can last up to a day or so after removing them. They are worn at night while sleeping and taken off during the day. As with all contact lenses, crt lenses can cause glare at night, so be careful driving. ...Read more

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Can corrective lense fix double vision or ghosting after lasik operation?

Yes: Yes. A rigid gas permeable or hybrid contact lens will likely correct this issue. You should see your corneal surgeon to make sure something else is not causing this issue. ...Read more

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