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LASIK keratoconus

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
29 years experience Retinal Surgery
Technically, no.: But doing lasik on a patient with keratoconus could be disastrous. Additionally, ablating too much corneal tissue during the lasik procedure could re ... Read More
Dr. William Trattler
29 years experience LASIK Surgery
LASIK ; keratoconus: Your doctor will carefully evaluate your cornea prior to lasik to confirm that you do not have keratoconus or pre-keratoconus. The risk of developing ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Keratoconus is: a condition fo the cornea where progressive thinning can occur with the risk of perforation. LASIK or PRK is generally contraindicated for this condit ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
No: The worry in a corneal transplant would be that the procedure might activate corneal graft rejection plus the technical aspects of prediction of the a ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Maybe: If you have had corneal transplants for keratoconus in both eyes, you may be a candidate for laser surgery depending on your best corrected vision wit ... Read More
Dr. William Trattler
29 years experience LASIK Surgery
LASIK: Patients with keratoconus are not candidates for lasik, even if they have had a corneal transplant.
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Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
PRK: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3085147/ is the best site to understand the complex genetic-environmental interaction so no one can know e ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Sher
Dr. Neal Sher answered
50 years experience LASIK Surgery
No: Keratoconus is an abnormality of the collagen of the cornea. LASIK should never be done if you have keratoconus. In some circumstances, PRK laser vi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
29 years experience LASIK Surgery
Keratoconus : If you have keratoconus, please see your eye doctor and determine whether you are a candidate for corneal collagen cross linking - which is an effecti ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Witlin
46 years experience LASIK Surgery
Eyeglasses/contacts: In most cases, patients with keratoconus can be treated with eyeglasses or gas permeable contact lenses. If the keratoconus progresses, surgical thera ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
29 years experience LASIK Surgery
Keratoconus: Keratoconus is actually easy to treat. Once someone is diagnosed - they should have corneal collagen crosslinking to stop progression of their diseas ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
29 years experience LASIK Surgery
Keratoconus: Keratoconus is thought to affect 1 in 1000 to 1 in 2000 patients. Thankfully, there is a simple treatment that can stop keratoconus from worsening - ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv answered
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Lasik is performed to decrease one's dependence on glasses. It has an excellent safety record. One must first see an eye doctor to see if they are a ... Read More
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