|Atopy related allergic response is not normally problematic
for Lasik, but must be evaluated.
Atopy is an allergic response normally inherited. It is possible
that a person with untreated atopy may have conventional or custom wavefront Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, LASEK, Epi-Lasik, RLE, P-IOLs or other refractive surgery procedures, but there may be a significantly
increased risk of DLK of the patient elects to have Lasik or Bladeless Lasik.
People with atopy who are taking oral systemic non-sedating histamine
receptor 1 antagonist do not have any higher risk of DLK than people
People with atopy tend to develop the classic allergic diseases
-- atopic dermatitis (skin rash, itching), allergic rhinitis (hay
fever), and asthma.
Atopy involves allergic response to common environmental proteins
such as house dust mite, grass pollen, and food allergens.
If you are taking the appropriate medications, you should not
have any higher risk of DLK than a patient without atopy, however
you should be certain to discuss this issue with your doctor.
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