I had scleral buckle surgery (used to treat retinal detachments) almost 30 years ago. As a result, I've had a relatively bad astigmatism (irregularly shaped cornea) that I have dealt with by wearing glasses. Now I am into bifocals and looking to see if any new procedures (LASIK, or others) would help improve my vision. Generally, are these procedures an option for someone with my background?
The scleral buckle itself does not limit you from having LASIK surgery, but if you have some early cataracts, removal of the cataract with a toric intraocular lens (IOL) replacement (toric lenses correct astigmatism) may be the fix for you. See your local surgeon to get an evaluation.
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