Sunday, July 24, 2011

LASIK for Corneal Neovascularization

Question: I have blood vessels getting really close to my cornea due to lack of oxygen. I do wear contacts. I read that LASIK may be the best option to resolve this problem. Is there a LASIK center that specializes in this area of expertise.

Answer: Corneal neovascularization is not uncommon among contact lens wearers. It can occur as result of chronic hypoxia-or not getting enough to the cornea-from long wearing schedules of contact lens wear over time, from the chronic irritation of the contact lens edge or just the physical presence of a foreign body, such as contact lens, in the eye. It does usually resolve upon the discontinuation of contact lens wear. The presence of corneal neovascularization, depending on the location and severity, does require that the LASIK Surgeon use a bit of extra caution in performing the LASIK Surgery procedure. If yours is so severe that you wish to take additional precautions it might be worthwhile choosing a top LASIK Surgeon who is also a Corneal Specialist. Finding the best LASIK Surgeon in your area who is a Corneal Specialist should allow you to have a successful experience.

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