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Question:
I have glaucoma and I am myopic. Can I have safe, successful LASIK?         

Answer:
Unless the glaucoma is severe, LASIK is an option for most patients with glaucoma. However, one concern is that because LASIK thins the central cornea, it may affect the accuracy of subsequent eye pressure measurements. You should discuss your situation with the MD who is treating your glaucoma.

Answered by: David F. Chang, MD  Dr. David F. Chang

Categories: Glaucoma, Vision Correction

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Answered: Jul 20, 2012

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