Hey! Thanks for your response.multimut wrote: ↑ Not sure why you say "leaning towards Herzig to help with ICL as they seem to like to be more on the safer side". Not sure why that is more on the safer side.
It seems Boechner also does ICL and said that is an option, but they recommend PRK as that is less invasive on the eye. Whereas for another poster (Post #3304), both Boechner and Herzig thought ICL was the better choice for their measurements.
So it seems to me that based on your measurements, Boechner believes PRK is suitable, and PRK is less invasive on the eye than ICL (oh, and PRK costs less than ICL -- why would Boechner recommend a lower fee option when they can do ICL too?).
PRK has a long history and the procedure has been refined and perfected. PRK has a longer recovery period than Lasik (which you may not be eligible for anyways), but has lower risk of long-term complications.
iCL is still a relatively new procedure (with relatively few long term studies), but it is more invasive.
Some links for you
From the American Academy of ophthalmology - a neutral piece that highlights pros and cons (and there are cons): https://eyewiki.aao.org/Implantable_Collamer_Lens
For a more negative perspective, this one focuses on the cons only: https://lasikcomplications.com/implanta ... ations.htm
Herzig mentioned that doing PRK would make me more prone to infections and more corrections. Anything that happens is irreversible and it is unpredictable as to what will happen if I do get PRK.
Although I don't have my measurements.... he said its extremely high that he doesn't see this often. I just remember that one of the scans they did, showed a wider display of yellow colour on the bottom of my right eye than my left.
ICL is better because if there are signs of complications, this would be irreversible.
When Bochner recommended PRK, they mentioned that there aren't any long-term complications and it would be less invasive on my eyes.
It is true that Bochner recommended PRK which is cheaper, but Money isn't an issue, I just want to choose the safest route for my eyes. You only get one pair~!
Thank you for sharing the informative links as well!