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Can a person with glaucoma still have lasik for vision correction?
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
In brief: Yes
Yes. As long as your glaucoma is mild and controlled.

In brief: Yes
Yes. As long as your glaucoma is mild and controlled.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology
In brief: Perhaps
Glaucoma itself does not disqualify you from lasik.
There are however certain considerations. Your best bet is to check with the doctor who is managing your glaucoma before getting consulted for lasik.

In brief: Perhaps
Glaucoma itself does not disqualify you from lasik.
There are however certain considerations. Your best bet is to check with the doctor who is managing your glaucoma before getting consulted for lasik.
Dr. Ilan Cohen
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Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology
In brief: Yes
Generally yes, this would depend on the severity of the glaucoma.
Lasik involves creating a corneal flap. That process can temporarily raise the intra-ocular pressure of the eye -- which can be an issue in advanced glaucoma. Prk is an alternative procedure without a flap. Furthermore, lasik or prk change the thickness of the cornea, which may change the eye pressure measurements.

In brief: Yes
Generally yes, this would depend on the severity of the glaucoma.
Lasik involves creating a corneal flap. That process can temporarily raise the intra-ocular pressure of the eye -- which can be an issue in advanced glaucoma. Prk is an alternative procedure without a flap. Furthermore, lasik or prk change the thickness of the cornea, which may change the eye pressure measurements.
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Dr. Tal Raviv
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