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If you had lasik, can you do scleral buckle later if needed, or your cornea won't tolerate the buckling?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Scleral buckle

Scleral buckling is possible but it will likely change your prescription.

In brief: Scleral buckle

Scleral buckling is possible but it will likely change your prescription.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Federico Mattioli
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Yes

Scleral buckling is around the sclera, not involving the cornea, so it can be done.
It can result in nearsightedness again because of the buckling effect.

In brief: Yes

Scleral buckling is around the sclera, not involving the cornea, so it can be done.
It can result in nearsightedness again because of the buckling effect.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
Dr. Federico Mattioli
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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology

In brief: Not a problem

Lasik does not interfere with other surgeries such as buckles, that may be needed later.

In brief: Not a problem

Lasik does not interfere with other surgeries such as buckles, that may be needed later.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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