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Tell me about icl vs lasik - refractive surgery?

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Dr. Arun Gulani
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Cornea vs Lens

Refractive surgery by sculpting the cornea to a perfect shape is achieved by the excimer laser (lasik) while correction of refractive error by adding a permanent contact lens(icl) on the natural lens in the eye ( lens augmentation procedure- gulani ac) is done when teh corneal surgery is inappropriate for that case ie.
Thin cornea etc.

In brief: Cornea vs Lens

Refractive surgery by sculpting the cornea to a perfect shape is achieved by the excimer laser (lasik) while correction of refractive error by adding a permanent contact lens(icl) on the natural lens in the eye ( lens augmentation procedure- gulani ac) is done when teh corneal surgery is inappropriate for that case ie.
Thin cornea etc.
Dr. Arun Gulani
Dr. Arun Gulani
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Dr. Douglas Liva
Icl is usually reserved for higher amounts of myopia to avoid removing excessive amounts of corneal tissue and to avoid side affects which are more common with high depress of correction
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many differences!

This is too complex to answer in this forum, but each surgery works well! for a very complete discussion of this topic, please go to icl compared to lasik.

In brief: Many differences!

This is too complex to answer in this forum, but each surgery works well! for a very complete discussion of this topic, please go to icl compared to lasik.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: ICL vs LASIK

Icl surgery is an alternative for young patients who are not good candidates for lasik due to high prescription, thin corneas, mild corneal irregularity, or other issues.
Each procedure is safe and postoperative problems are rare.

In brief: ICL vs LASIK

Icl surgery is an alternative for young patients who are not good candidates for lasik due to high prescription, thin corneas, mild corneal irregularity, or other issues.
Each procedure is safe and postoperative problems are rare.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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