Problem: Bad Eyesight
Bob consulted me in 1978. His soft lenses had lost wear time due to a condition known as GPC. In short, he was allergic to his lenses. At that point he was unlikely to ever again wear his soft lenses comfortably. His options were limited to resuming glasses or consider LASIK.
Bob was severely nearsighted. I certainly understood when he told me he just could not go back into glasses with a -6.00 diopter prescription. Being such a severe myope, he wasn’t sure if LASIK would be safe. After an extensive examination, we determined he had plenty of corneal thickness and no contraindications to the procedure.
Bob was just amazed with the results, as are most patients. It has been gratifying that his correction has remained stable for 14 years. Today our advances in technology allow us to treat even a wider range of patients.