Q. Is applying MMC in LASEK surgery safe enough?

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Dr. Dada Peer K
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Hi doctor,

Is applying MMC in LASEK surgery safe enough? Concerning risk with corneal opacity from LASEK vs corneal 370 µm left after LASIK, which is greater?

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Dr. Dada Peer K

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Applying MMC (Mitomycin-C) in LASEK is safer and in many studies, it has not caused any problems. So, you need not worry.

Coming to your second question, LASIK with 370 µm left, is very safe as we take the safety level as 250 µm. Hence I feel LASIK risk is lower.

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