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I was diagnosed to have bilateral mild keratoconus on a topographical exam. If this is non-progressive, can I have LASIK done?

Keratoconus—even mild—is a contraindication to LASIK or PRK. However to help ensure that it does not progress in the future, I would suggest that you get a consult with a corneal specialist who is doing cross linking treatment that can inhibit progression in the future. Once this is done, it is possible to consider refractive surgery.

Answered by: Jeffrey Whitman, MDDr. Jeffrey Whitman

Categories: Eye Surgery, Vision Correction

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Answered: Jul 03, 2013

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