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
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 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.
Answered on Oct 2, 2013
Dr. Jay Bradley answered
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Maybe: As long as your vision is still correctable with glasses and all of your other measurements are normal, you can likely still have laser eye surgery. I usually recommend surface laser or photorefractive keratectomy (prk) to avoid issue with increased intraocular pressure and theoretical retinal issues.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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