Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have A Retinal Hole Or Macular Hole?
The Laser Eye Treatments that we offer at the London Vision Clinic are suitable for the vast majority of patients who depend on contact lenses and glasses. If you do have eye problems which result in the need to wear contact lenses, reading glasses, varifocals or bifocals and wish to rid yourself of the burden that comes with them, you should consider permanent treatment to eradicate your eye problems.
95% of patients that come to the London Vision Clinic are suitable for LASIK eye surgery. However, some patients have certain conditions that make them unsuitable for the procedure. If this is the case there are other forms of laser eye treatment, such as PRK/LASEK eye surgery or, for very specific conditions, we can offer High Profile and Laser Blended Vision treatments.
You should inform your surgeon at the initial assessment if you have a retinal hole or macular hole.
Retinal or macular holes are not contraindications for Laser Eye Surgery. However, if you have recently experienced one of these problems, you should be receiving care and advice from your eye care professional.
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Lead Optometrist Alexandra Lyons talks about Laser Eye Surgery suitability with a retinal hole or macular hole.