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Retinal Detachment and
Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, etc.

All myopic individuals have a higher risk for retinal detachment, with our without refractive surgery. The extra length of the myopic eye creates pressures on the retina that pulls it away from the back of the eye. For this reason, very highly myopic individuals may not be appropriate for conventional or wavefront Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, or Epi-Lasik, but may be appropriate for other types of refractive surgery like PRK, or LASEK. In the Lasik and Bladeless Lasik process, a microkeratome is affixed to the eye with a suction ring. This suction greatly increases the IOP of the eye for a brief time. This internal pressure may negatively affect a retinal detachment or someone predisposed to a retinal detachment. Be sure to discuss with your refractive surgeon any concerns you may have regarding a previous retinal detachment, and any refractive surgery should be pre-approved by your retina specialist.

The lens-based procedures RLE and P-IOL are significantly more invasive than other forms of refractive surgery and require special attention to patients who have a history of retinal detachment or are predisposed to retinal detachment.

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

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Last updated Saturday, August 18, 2012

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