Yes. Did not like the LASIK complications at all. Modern LASIK is safer than it was in the past, and now we have more information on how patients should be screened for/against LASIK. For instance, the residual corneal tissue considered safe was 200um to 250um, and nowadays surgeons may prefer a more conservative 300um residual corneal tissue bed. However, I would rather "fearmonger" myself and realistically consider the worst possible outcome before deciding whether something is worth the risk, and PRK is even more conservative than LASIK for several reasons so that's why I chose PRK. (LASIK candidates are usually also eligible for PRK, but there are many people who can only do PRK.)VinceInSeattle wrote: ↑Nov 6th, 2017 6:33 pmI've been reading the Lasik Complications Facebook group and I must say the stories there are concerning. I am trying to tell myself that these are the 100 people with the worst outcomes out of millions of laser surgeries performed. But still. Any comments? Did it shake any of you guys before you had surgery?
BTW, I posted here about at least two cases of chronic ocular nerve pain/extreme light sensitivity following PRK. In some rare, unlucky patients, and unpredictably, they end up with nociceptive nerve dysfunction, and we still do not know why. Just like some patients end up with chronic neuropathic pain following injuries or surgeries on the body, it seems that some people have gotten that in the eyes. The doctors and surgeons did not know why these individuals suffered from it, but it has happened...in the future we may learn to identify or prevent such occurrences but as of today I don't think the risk has been eliminated. I'd still take my chances, but I guess I like to know the worst possible outcomes before making a decision.