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Posted by Jessica on June 04, 2000 at 09:35:52:

In Reply to: Re: Retinal Detachment after Lasik posted by Lisa on June 03, 2000 at 16:38:21:

My surgeon did not mention anything about a retinal detachment. I have lattice degeneration & the surgery shouldn't have been performed! Yes, Lasik DOES increase the risk! I don't know who you think you are but experts have already told me this!!!! The suction from the laser could cause this!! And in my case & someone elses it did!!! If Lasik didn't increase or decrease the risk than why would your surgean warn you about it?!!? I don't think that makes any sense!!!!! Unless you're an expert (which I know you're not because you don't know what you're talking about)than I think you should have stated that as your opinion. Not a FACT!!! : 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?


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