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Is it safe to get laser eye surgery if I have ankylosing spondylitis

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Odette
14 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe: If you have not had eye issues in the past, or if your eye problems have been well controlled for at least 3-6 months you could consider eye surgery. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Almost always: Nearsightedness is the most common thing treated with lasik. Your lasik surgeon will determine if you qualify and if so, it is safe and effective.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Witlin
45 years experience LASIK Surgery
Stable prescription: most people can consider laser eye surgery when their distance prescription has become stable for at least 12-18 months, generally when they around 21 ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheron Marshall
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes!: If your friend is an appropriate candidate, then refractive laser surgery is absolutely safe. It is surgery, and there are risks involved, but the maj ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Witlin
45 years experience LASIK Surgery
Possibly: First discuss your retinal status with your retinal surgeon. If he clears you, then you can go for a consult to determine if you are otherwise an acce ... Read More
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Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv answered
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: A scleral buckle is used to fix a retina detachment. In doing so it also increases the myopia (nearsightedness) of the eye. Lasik can help improve ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Possibly: Lasik can restore your vision to the best possible with eyeglass or contact correction. If your eye cannot be corrected by these means, laser will not ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Hollis
47 years experience LASIK Surgery
Lasik: Astigmatism is easy, that means the eye is shaped like a football and not a basketball.. Nystagmus, if is mild can be tracked by the eye tracker on t ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Cappaert
58 years experience Ophthalmology
Not with nystagmus: Laser can correct astigmatism but with nystagmus the eye may move and create problems with the cornea. Stay away from Lasek and other laser procedures ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
12 years experience Lasik Surgery
It depends: You will need to speak to your refractive surgeon to see if you are a candidate. The newer lasers are very effective in treating both high myopia and ... Read More

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