Only some methods to improve vision are suitable for people with thin corneas. For example, the most commonly used LASIK may not suit you if your cornea is too narrow. Fortunately, other advanced surgical procedures can improve vision for patients.

Thin corneas and LASIK

While LASIK is probably the most well-known vision correction procedure, some may have better choices. For example, people with thin corneas or those with not typically shaped corneas are not good candidates for LASIK. The same goes for anyone with special glasses or contact lens prescriptions. Again, it is because the LASIK procedure would remove too much of the cornea to correct vision.

Photorefractive keratectomy, or PRK, is a type of laser eye surgery that is an alternative for those unsuitable for LASIK due to thin corneas. This surgery predated LASIK surgery and was one of the early types of laser eye surgery. The primary disadvantage of PRK over LASIK is the slightly more extended recovery period.

With PRK, the surgeon removes the epithelium, the cornea’s thin outer layer. The corneal tissue is then reshaped with a laser. The epithelium grows back relatively quickly, usually within a few days.

In terms of results, LASIK and PRK are virtually identical. With the second procedure, you must wait a few days for the epithelium to repair itself. A LASIK patient will likely see improved vision more quickly, while a PRK patient may not achieve maximum vision improvement for several weeks.

Refractive lens replacement

Lens replacement surgery is suitable for people with thin corneas and farsightedness. In this procedure, an artificial intraocular lens replaces the eye’s natural lens. The new lens enables sharper vision. As a result, patients may no longer need reading glasses or need them less.

Myopic patients should achieve better results with other types of procedures.

The surgery itself is similar to cataract surgery. The difference is that the natural lens is clear, not cloudy, as is when the patient suffers from cataracts.

Implantable lenses

 Implantable lenses or phakic intraocular lenses are other suitable substitutes for those who cannot undergo LASIK. However, it is ideal for  people with myopia.  Clear lenses are placed between the iris and cornea during surgery, leaving the natural lens intact. You can use them as contact lenses that you don’t need to put in your eye anymore.

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