LASIK/LASEK (don't read if squeamish)

Submitted by birdie on Sun, 01/30/2005 - 01:47

I've been away from New York for a bit having LASIK surgery (in the hinterlands, it's half the price as at home in the Apple). Originally, I was supposed to have both eyes done simultaneously(correction for astigmatism), but on the first eye, the laser took a bit more cornea than intended and caused a corneal abrasion. The doctor wants to wait and possibly do "LASEK", a more conservative procedure on the second eye which does not involve cutting a flap in the cornea...the disadvantages are having to wear a protective lens, more pain and a longer healing time. Both LASIK & LASEK have the same eventual results. Anybody with any experience to offer suggestions?