Posted by Lisa
on June 03, 2000 at 16:38:21:
In Reply to: Retinal Detachment after Lasik posted by Jessica on June 02, 2000 at 14:36:32:
I had LASIK almost 2 yrs ago without incident. However, the surgeon made sure BEFORE my surgery that I understood I was still at risk for retinal detachment afterward. If you are nearsighted you are at higher risk for retinal detachment since your eyeball is longer than normal. LASIK does not increase or decrease that risk since it does not alter the shape of your eyeball, it alters the curve of your cornea.
: I found one other person that this has happened to besides me. Has this ever happened to anyone else?