If I have a history of retinal holes, can I safely have LASIK?
APR 02, 2016
I am 39 and have a history of retinal holes in both eyes due to nearsightedness. They have been treated with laser surgery. Thanks to this, I do not experience flashes anymore, yet I still sometimes see some floaters in one eye. I've been told that I have a higher chance of retinal detachment than the average person. Given my condition, can I safely have LASIK (or other type of) surgery to correct my vision permanently?
The good news is that since you have had the retinal holes treated, your risk of retinal detachment is now less. You can have LASIK, but will continue to have an increased risk of retinal detachment compared to a person with no myopia or nearsightedness.