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Is glaucoma associated with severe myopia a reason to withhold lasik surgery?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Not necessarily: First of all, glaucoma is not associated with nearsightedness. Next, glaucoma is not a contraindication for lasik, although prk may be better if you have severe myopia and glaucoma. Discuss with your eye md.
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
No: You just need to be made aware that the thinning of the cornea that takes place with lasik correction will alter the accuracy of the pressure readings. You can adjust the readings, knowing the post op corneal thickness.

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Last updated Mar 9, 2013

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