A 45-year-old member asked:
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can i get laser eye surgery if i had a scleral buckle for a previous retinal detachement a couple of years ago?

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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 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
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Dr. Jay Bradley
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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