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Is it safe to get laser eye surgery if I have ankylosing spondylitis?

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 more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Ankylosing Spondylitis (Definition)

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


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Is it safe to get laser eye surgery to correct nearsightedness?

Is it safe to get laser eye surgery to correct nearsightedness?

Almost always: Nearsightedness is the most common thing treated with lasik. Your lasik surgeon will determine if you qualify and if so, it is safe and effective. ...Read more

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Is it be safe for my friend to get laser eye surgery?

Is it be safe for my friend to get laser eye surgery?

It definitely can be: The safety of lasik surgery is dependent on how good of a candidate the patient is and how experienced the surgeon and his/her staff is in performing the procedure. ...Read more

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When is it safe and practical to get laser eye surgery?

When is it safe and practical to get laser eye surgery?

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

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Could i get laser eye surgery if I have a scleral buckle for a previous retinal detachement?

Could i get laser eye surgery if I have a scleral buckle for a previous retinal detachement?

In general: yes: Get an opinion form a qualified eyemd to make sure you are a good candidate. There are may factors that should be considered. ...Read more

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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 more

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Should i get laser eye surgery if I have a heavy astigmatism and very poor vision?

Should i get laser eye surgery if I have a heavy astigmatism and very poor vision?

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 more

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Could someone get laser eye surgery if you have astigmatism and nastagmus?

Could someone get laser eye surgery if you have astigmatism and nastagmus?

Not with nystagmus: Laser can correct astigmatism but with nystagmus the eye may move and create problems with the cornea. Stay away from Lasek and other laser procedures. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get laser eye surgery if you have astigmatism and nastagmuss?

Is it possible for you to get laser eye surgery if you have astigmatism and nastagmuss?

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

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How bad do your eyes have to be to get laser eye surgery?

How bad do your eyes have to be to get laser eye surgery?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Nelson
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Spondylitis (Definition)

Spondylitis is also known as Ankylosing spondylitis. An inflammatory condition of the spine such as ankylosing spondylitis. Spondy = spine ...Read more


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is also known as Laser therapy. Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more