• Can I have PRK after laser retinal surgery?


    Question:
    Can I have PRK after retinal laser treatment? I had a few retinal tears and holes treated, and my doctor told me that I have a weak retina.

    Answer:

    In general, past treatment for retinal tears or holes should not prevent you from having PRK (refractive surgery).  In fact, if you have a “weak retina,” it often is recommended that any retinal tears or holes be treated with laser prior to PRK to reduce the risk of retina problems after PRK.


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