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I’ve had LASIK surgery myself, and the way I will generally describe the fascination that patients have with the procedure is that there is an indescribable thrill that you get from having a body part able to do something that it couldn’t do before.
Patients with keratoconus are typically unable to see clearly with glasses and are totally dependent on, usually, hard contact lenses in order to have good vision. This can occur both as a genetic condition as well as occasionally following LASIK surgery. And we are involved in a multicenter clinical trial utilizing a technique called corneal crosslinking to stiffen the cornea and improve the quality of patients’ vision.
Probably the most important thing that I do is trying to determine what patients’ expectations are, and then to either provide them with counseling, medical care, or surgery in order to try to meet those expectations. So we spend a lot of time talking to patients about what they’re expecting to get from their interaction with us before we even start the process of telling them what we can offer them.