A 48-year-old member asked:
I have optic neuritis from ms. can i still get lasik?
4 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Most likely: If you have a significant prescription and want to decrease your spectacle dependence, then lasik can be considered. Optic neuritis due to ms does not disqualify you but any deficits due to prior episodes (such as decreased best corrected vision, visual field defects, decreased contrast sensitivity, color perception abnormalities) will still be present after surgery.
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LASIK Surgery 25 years experience
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Ophthalmology 50 years experience
Maybe: Not all optic neuritis is the same even with ms. A lot has to do with the extent of the damage and number of episodes. Any type of refractive surgery or intraocular surgery can have increased risks of further damage with prior inflammation. I would consider all of these risks before pursuing elective surgery.
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Neurology 52 years experience
Sure you can, but: Have the optic neuritis fully treated and controlled, and make sure that you have been finished with any steroid medication used to treat the optic neuritis for at least 4-6 weeks.
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Last updated Jul 2, 2018
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