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Can a patient with Rheumatoid arthritis, do a laser eye surgery (PRK) , after stopping plaquenil medication? Is there a possible complications ? .....

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
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In brief: Not the best option

Rheumatoid arthritis is a form of autoimmune disorder - a condition where the body's immune system is attacking itself.
LASIK and PRK both require the eye to heal normally in order to improve the vision and prevent complications during the healing process. Patients with active autoimmune disease do not heal as well and may develop serious side effects after laser surgery, and are not candidates

In brief: Not the best option

Rheumatoid arthritis is a form of autoimmune disorder - a condition where the body's immune system is attacking itself.
LASIK and PRK both require the eye to heal normally in order to improve the vision and prevent complications during the healing process. Patients with active autoimmune disease do not heal as well and may develop serious side effects after laser surgery, and are not candidates
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