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Is It Safe To Get Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Ankylosing Spondylitis
Maybe: If you have not had eye issues in the past, or if your eye problems have been well controlled for at least 3-6 months you could consider eye surgery. However, if you currently or recently had uveitis or other eye issues, it would be best to wait until these are better controlled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ankylosing spondylitis is a condition in which a person (more often a man in his 20's or 30's) starts having back pain and inflammation between the bones in his spine, and between the spine and hip bones. The problem worsens over time, and the bones may fuse together (the person will appear stiff, unable to move as ...Read more
Stable prescription: most people can consider laser eye surgery when their distance prescription has become stable for at least 12-18 months, generally when they around 21 years of age or so. Other factors also come into play, so a consult is required to make sure your eyes are otherwise suitable for surgery. ...Read more
Can I get laser eye surgery if I had a scleral buckle for a previous retinal detachement a couple of years ago?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cornea: Also depends on the amount of correction. See a board certified refractive surgeon (type of ophthalmologist) to know if you are a good candidate. Sometimes it is not possible to completely correct vision with laser alone so glasses may still be required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lasik: Astigmatism is easy, that means the eye is shaped like a football and not a basketball.. Nystagmus, if is mild can be tracked by the eye tracker on the laser. For more severe nystagmus, I have stabilized the eye with a forcep and tracked the eye without the tracker. The results were good. Nystagmus is a intermittent or continuous swinging of the eyes. ...Read more
It's not how bad...: ... But more how badly you want it. Laser vision correction surgery may be beneficial if you need to wear glasses or contact lenses most of the time. You do not have to wait until your vision gets to a specific level before entertaining having the procedure. The lowest prescription most doctors will treat is about 0.5 to0.75 diopters (less than most people usually wear glasses for). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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