Sunday, May 20, 2012

LASIK with Connective Tissue Disease

Question: I would like to know if I am eligible for LASIK if I am ANA positive and have what the Rheumatologist calls undifferentiated Mixed Connective Tissue Disease.

Answer: Although there are probably LASIK Surgeons who would consider treating you, the conservative approach would be to avoid having LASIK or any type of Laser Eye Surgery for vision correction and instead consider whether you might be a better candidate for some type of Lens Replacement Surgery. The risk/benefit ratio is simply not sufficient to warrant taking the chance of an untoward event that could create a loss of vision.

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