It may be. A hyperopic patient has a relatively higher chance of regression and needing a re-treatment. PRK, without the flaps, makes that an easier and less risky process.
For hyperopia, you may also want to look at a topography-guided treatment, something that not that many outfits offer, but may be relevant to ensuring optimal treatment in your case.
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Dr. Stein, of course, being local to you in Toronto.Hyperopia. Hyperopes often achieve better outcomes when treated with a topography-guided refractive procedure. “In my opinion, topography-guided ablation is the equivalent of a successful treatment in hyperopes,” says Dr. Kanellopoulos. “For many years we’ve advocated using topography-guided ablation in all hyperopic eyes because they tend to have significant angle kappa. Topography-guided ablation treats on the cornea apex by default; that’s usually the position of the visual axis.”
Dr. Stein agrees. “We do a high percentage of our hyperopic PRK and LASIK using topography-guided procedures, and we’re getting better refractive outcomes,” he says. “I think you’re going to see a lot more of this down the road.”