Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Iritis?

Iritis is an inflammatory ocular condition. Patients may experience episodes of iritis as recurrent episodes throughout their lifetime at varying intervals over the years after an initial episode. It is not advisable to have Laser Eye Surgery during an active episode and patients may require anti-inflammatory medication in conjunction with their regular Lasik medication around the time of surgery. Here at the London Vision Clinic we work very closely with an ocular inflammatory expert to ascertain the patient’s suitability for Laser Eye Surgery if they have underlying iritis.

Suitability Explained Further…

Iritis is a condition whereby the iris becomes inflamed. Suitability for laser eye treatment is only likely if there has not been a reoccurrence in the 12 months preceding treatment. Suitability will be determined after a discussion with an optometrist at the initial screening.


Mr Carp talks about iritis, an inflammatory ocular condition, and advices against Laser Eye Surgery during an active episode of iritis. London Vision Clinic work closely with an ocular inflammatory expert, to ascertain suitability for Laser Eye Surgery.

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