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Date: Thu May 29 12:10 AM, 2014
Introduction / possible keratoconus

I had a LASIK eval recently and the DR indicated possible keratoconus in my right eye and wanted to pursue PRK.

The astigmatism in my right eye increased in my early twenties and seemed remotely stable with about a -2.25 cylinder for a couple years.  However last year it jumped to -4.25 and now at -4.75.  I am 32 years old

While the DR said PRK could still be a good option I am hesitant given a ‘possible’ diagnosis that my cornea is already weak to go in and make it weaker doesn’t make sense to me. 

What should I do at this point?  I’m thinking I need to see a specialist and get a confirmed diagnosis.


Any ideas?


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Date: Thu May 29 2:49 AM, 2014

Yes, I'd recommend getting a specialist to take a look. Any place that specializes in contact lens fittings can do a topography scan with a Pentacam, and I believe it's usually pretty obvious from these scans whether you have Keratoconus or not.

You don't want to get Lasik or PRK done if you have Keratoconus (unless accompanied with crosslinking.)

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