Can I have LASIK with high myopia and weak retina

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 06/22/2015 - 06:16
Country
Egypt
Age
23
Gender
Female
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?

Argon Laser for retinal detachment

 
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?

Myopia of -11.0 D

Retinal Detachment

Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No

Question

 

 

Hi,

I have myopia of -11.0 D and had retinal detachment and had a laser argon surgery and I cant perform the lens transplant because my eye chamber is only 2.6 mm in depth.

Is there a possible surgery for me to get rid of the glasses and contact lenses.

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

 

 

If you had retinal detachment, then lasik and refractive surgery are contraindicated for you but if you had weak retina with holes in the periphery of your retina and you had argon laser to seal these hole then you can do refractive surgery with caution because there is risk of retinal detachment.
 
These are your options:
 
1- Partial correction with Lasik or (PRK) photorefractive keratectomy in which you can correct for example 7.0 D from 11.0 D. I would prefer PRK for your case because you had weak retina because the risk of retinal detachment is higher with lasik.
 
2- Clear lens extraction. In which the natural crystalline lens is removed and replaced with artificial lens. With this surgery there is low risk for retinal detachment.

 

 

More Questions