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Can retinal detachment treatment and corrective eye surgery to treat nearsightedness or other refractive errors be done at the same time?
As a general rule, treatment of a retinal detachment would be a priority over corrective refractive surgery. Some treatments for retinal detachment will change the refractive power of the eye and may affect the results of corrective refractive surgery. Therefore, these two surgeries are rarely, if ever, performed at the same time.
Answered by: George Williams, MD
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Answered: May 30, 2014
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