... Has anyone ever had PTK surgery twice for the same eye? ... (0 replies)
... I had PTK surgery two weeks ago for cornea scarring and my vision is still blurry and uncorrectable with a soft contact. ... (0 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)
... So now I've had three docs suggest PTK surgery. At first I hesitated, but after my last major tear, I'm ready to have something done to help. ... (3 replies)
... I was able to get an appointment with my eye doctor late yesterday.
Apparently, the PTK surgery I had has done a good job preventing the frequent erosions from occurring, but his theory for what happened yesterday was that I had a partial erosion, where my eye's epithelium did not completely detach but detached enough to where it is now blurring my vision, basically... (2 replies)
... This is my first post. I have been reading post from members who have had PTK from corneal erosion. I had PTK surgery 3 weeks ago. ... (2 replies)
... My doc said that maybe he would have to put me on the BCL again. I had a hope that maybe the PTK surgery could have beena solution to my problem. But according to your and Mike's comments it varies case by case. ... (125 replies)
... I have not posted for a while in this board. It was a surprise for me to know that Mike had the PTK surgery done! Please let us know how are you doing in the next few months. ... (125 replies)
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... Thanks so much for posting! I just had PTK with PRK Oct. 11th. Sorry to hear you are still having erosions. ... (9 replies)
... did you have the procedure done PTK in the entire cornea? ... (9 replies)
... I also was thinking on PTK but the doctor wants to try the BCL first. Do you think the BCL could resolve the problem or this is just a way to function better with the problem? ... (9 replies)
... Hi everyone
I have only just found this thread again after a couple of years. I first had RCE nearly 5 years ago (child's fingernail trauma). I have had 3 x surgeries now and so far, nothing has been successful. First was: Diamond Burr Polishing (i.e. sanding the cornea back to the original injury) - hurt like hell! Second was: Alcohol treatment (i.e. burning away the... (9 replies)
... His name is Thomas Clinch, DC area. Easy to find. He was not my normal doc (my PTK was emergency), but it was clear he'd done thousands of laser surgeries by then (2001).
ebmd (55 replies)
... you mention you had avery good surgeon performing your PTK surgery. Would you mind to give me his name? ... (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)
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)
... sometimes PTK is done over the whole cornea, sometimes only over the part that they think is scarred. I think when they PTK the entire cornea, it's more successful. ... (3 replies)
... Thank you so much for the input! You really put my mind at ease...
Were your eyes very dry before the PTK? Do you just need to use artificial tears often now? (3 replies)