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A 47-year-old member asked:

Could someone with chronic uveitis also get lasik?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 20 years experience
Maybe: If the uveitis is controlled and there is no issue with cataract or glaucoma, lasik may be an option. The reason for the uveitis would also would need to be evaluated and may affect the decision to proceed with lasik. All other measurements would also have to be acceptable as well.
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Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 31 years experience
Inflammation: I typically do not recommend lasik in patients with chronic uveitis.
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Usually not: Most LASIK surgeons will avoid treating eyes with chronic inflammation and other underlying conditions. If you are determined to get LASIK and understand the risks, you may eventually find a LASIK surgeon who will do this but be prepared for a serious informed consent and a much higher risk of problems afterwards.
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