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Multiple Sclerosis

Considerations with Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, LASEK, Epi-Lasik, P-IOL, RLE, etc.


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Researchers are uncertain about the effects of Lasik laser eye surgery on patients with MS, however many people with MS have successfully had Lasik.  
   
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is not fully understood and so how it may affect refractive surgery results also is not fully understood. Many doctors have reported success with refractive surgery on patients with MS, but you can expect to be warned that not all issues are clear. You would probably be asked to sign an additional informed consent specific to MS.

Some doctors are concerned that the increase in IOP during Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, and Epi-Lasik may be more problematic in MS patients. These doctors prefer LASEK, PRK, RLE, P-IOL, or other procedures that do not require an increase in intraocular pressure.

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If you are ready to choose a doctor to be evaluated for conventional or custom wavefront Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, or any refractive surgery procedure, we recommend you consider a doctor who has been evaluated and certified by the USAEyes nonprofit organization. Locate a USAEyes Evaluated & Certified Lasik Doctor.

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