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I have thin corneas and won't qualify for LASIK - could I still get LASEK laser eye surgery?

Published on 22nd January 2014

Some candidates for laser eye surgery do have thin corneas which makes them unsuitable for LASIK. 

We are all unique and some patients have thick corneas and some have thin's only like somebody been 5' 2" tall and somebody else being 6' 3" tall.....we are all made differently. 

LASEK though, which is a surface technique is still a possibility. When you come along for your consultation, we will take some very detailed measurements to do with the anatomy of your eyes and will tell you which is the most appropriate treatment for you. 

The recovery time for LASEK is longer than for LASIK, but the end results are exactly the same.


All eye surgical procedures carry a level of risk including not obtaining the desired outcome, through to varying levels of visual loss. Your eye surgeon will discuss the risks and benefits, including ones specific to your circumstances, at the time of your pre-operative consultation.