A 41-year-old member asked:
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could i get laser eye surgery if i have a scleral buckle for a previous retinal detachement?

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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 acceptable candidate.
Answered on Apr 21, 2014
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Dr. Colin McCannel
29 years experience Retinal Surgery
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.
Answered on May 22, 2018
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