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Old 10-01-2003, 07:10 AM   #1
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Post Lasik and RA

I have RA, and maybe Lupus not sure what all it involves yet. I have been considering getting Lasik done but have had some mixed advice. The surgeon says it should be fine, but I have searched the internet and found lots of people who think I should not get it done. I realize the surgeon is also a sales person and may not have my best interests at heart. I was wondering if any of you with RA or other auto-immune diseases have had lasik and what your experiences are. I am looking for both good and bad experiences. Also if any of you were told not to get it.

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Penny

 
Old 11-21-2003, 07:17 PM   #2
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Re: Lasik and RA

I have RA and my eye doctor said NO! It isn't an option, to questionable if you'll heal.

 
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Old 11-25-2003, 04:44 PM   #3
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Re: Lasik and RA

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Originally Posted by PennyKandy
I have RA, and maybe Lupus not sure what all it involves yet. I have been considering getting Lasik done but have had some mixed advice. The surgeon says it should be fine, but I have searched the internet and found lots of people who think I should not get it done. I realize the surgeon is also a sales person and may not have my best interests at heart. I was wondering if any of you with RA or other auto-immune diseases have had lasik and what your experiences are. I am looking for both good and bad experiences. Also if any of you were told not to get it.

Thanks,

Penny
Hi Penny
I went to see aabout Lasik and they would not proceed because of the RA and the possibility of not healing. If you have someone who will do it I would check to see how reliable they are!

 
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