Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Connective Tissue Disorders (i.e. Rheumatoid Arthritis)?

Certain connective tissue disorders may have an inflammatory basis, for example rheumatoid arthritis. If the patient is well controlled, on minimal medications and the blood markers for inflammation within their body at the time are well controlled and the markers are quite low they may indeed be suitable candidates for Laser Eye Surgery. Here at the London Vision Clinic we work very closely with the patient’s GP as well as with an ocular inflammatory expert to make sure that the patient is suitable for treatment at that particular time.

Suitability Explained Further…

These conditions can be associated with altered healing responses by the body, and therefore present a slightly higher risk of complications after laser treatment. There is a possibility that you may be suitable if the connective tissue disorder is controlled. We assess this on a case-by-case basis and will provide you with an answer at the initial screening.


Mr Carp explains how connective tissue disorders may be candidates for Laser Eye Surgery. At London Vision Clinic, we work closely with patients GP and inflammatory experts to ensure patient is suitable for Laser Eye Surgery.

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