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... Hi ebmd, I did get just one eye done due to that nagging RCE. I thought before I did the surgery maybe I'd PRK the other for the vision, but I feel differently now. Fortunately, my eyesight isn't what I would call bad, farsighted with astigmatism. I think my other eye is actually better than the one I got fixed. I can do many things without glasses, my distance is... (55 replies)
... I am really amazed by your detailed post!!! Very kind of you to share all the details on the PTK procedure and recovery. I am new in this board and I have been considering to have the surgery done... Just curious, what was the origin of your RCE? ... (55 replies)
... After writing in the RCE posts for the last year, I decided on the PTK to address the RCE with PRK correction for my astigmatism and farsightedness. ... (55 replies)

... That's exactly right. I place little value in a single doctor's estimate of success for a few additional reasons - first off, they don't have enough patients to do proper statistical sampling; secondly, even if they did, they don't have the time the do this for every disease/treatment they encounter. The numbers I do trust a little more are those published as a result of... (9 replies)
... Hi, I've just been diagnosed with ebmd, too. I have found a lot of help from the dry eye zone. They have lots of good tips in their discussion boards, and there are some drops there that really help me a lot. One thing that I learned from them is that 1 gram (1,000 mg) of fish oil a day is good for keeping the eyes moistened and getting through the night, which is the main... (9 replies)
... Like you, I thought PTK was a breeze compared to the daily onslaught of erosions. ... (9 replies)
... recurrent corneal erosions in my right eye for 5 years. I have had the puncture procedure done, the contact lens, various gels and drops and I finally had the PTK surgery in 2003 to repair the damage. I was pain free for about three years and then I began experiencing "mini" erosions upon awaking a few times a month. ... (9 replies)
... Evie had the right response. Search through these boards for more detailed responses about PTK. IIRC, there are about 5 of us who had PTK for RCE's and it worked for all of us. ... (88 replies)
... Pete, if you don't get any responses to your question you might try searching the boards for "PTK". I did that and got results and read about other peoples' experiences. Evie (88 replies)
... I have been dealing with RCE since 12/2006 after getting a thorn in my eye. I recently saw a cornea specialist and am now scheduled for a laser procedure --PTK. Has anyone had this treament? I would appreciate hearing about it from anyone who has experienced it. Did it work? (88 replies)
... our back. If you can do that then you may go months without erosions and the healing will being. Otherwise, you could always look into other treatments such as PTK or Dehydrex. Or at the very least if you insist on either sleeping on your back, try and get into the habit of always turning your head to the side. ... (88 replies)
... So, from what I have read, PTK has a very high success rate. If you don't want surgery, then supposedly the Dehydrex trial drops have a high success rate also. ... (88 replies)
... According to the specialist I am seeing he informed he had a high success rate for his patients with the proceedure he have me the 87% likelyhood it would work but their is always that if and but. As a side note I was suppose to get it done tomorrow as my luck goes it won't happend for 2 weeks now. It started last night I applied the batrin (?) ointment as prescribed by... (88 replies)
... Don't want to discourage you with my story about the puncture, but: I had anterior stromal puncture for RCE four years ago - twice - and it failed both times. I finally got PTK laser surgery, and have never had another erosion since (whereas before the procedure I was having them daily). In my research, I never saw a number as high as 87% for ASP (in fact, the best I saw... (88 replies)
Feb 22, 2007
... e I apply the drops seem to change depending on the seasons but I'm able to ward off all erosions by applying those drops before opening my eyes. Thanks for the PTK update. ... (143 replies)
... Lasik WONT help. People can actually have the bad luck of getting RCE form lasik. The surgical laser option for RCE is PTK. There is another thread with alot of info on that somewhere on this board. ... (88 replies)
... so why risk it if you are doing better. I too have a dystrophy and have suffered with RCE for about 4 years now. Lately it has been better, though I know I'm not yet cured but at least the major episodes have diminished. ... (6 replies)
... I have had RCE for 3 yrs attacks have slowed down but still occur. I scratched my cornea. Well, Oct 06 I found a Dr to laser PTK instead of sending me home with drops, gels and the sorry just have to give it time. ... (6 replies)
Dec 10, 2006
... It's been 3 years since I've visited this board. Sorry to see some people still haven't found relief. I'd thought I'd share my experience with PTK since the recents posts dealt with that. ... (143 replies)
... I guess they hope he is going to say something different than the last 2 corneal specialists and previous 3 opthos. I picked him he's got some history with PTK and dealing with RCE. So a week before xmas Im booked in with him on Aucklands North Shore. ... (88 replies)

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