A 41-year-old member asked:
Could i get laser eye surgery if i have a scleral buckle for a previous retinal detachement?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
LASIK Surgery 46 years experience
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 acceptable candidate.
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Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
In general: yes: Get an opinion form a qualified eyemd to make sure you are a good candidate. There are may factors that should be considered.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Can I get laser eye surgery if I had a scleral buckle for a previous retinal detachement a couple of years ago?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
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 the uncorrected vision. Usually retinal clearance is sought before hand.
If a small cataract has developed, proceeding with cataract surgery first may be more prudent in correcting the vision.
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Last updated May 22, 2018
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