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A 42-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to perform lasik even if with history of corneal ulcer?

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Depends: If you have a healed small peripheral corneal ulcer that is well healed yes. But if the scar is where the flap is made and is involved more than 75 microns of superficial cornea then most surgeon prefer to do prk so the flap does not become irregular or button holed. That is true even with femtosecond laser flap maker.

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