Q&A: Am I a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery with a history of psoriasis?
posted on 2/5/2015
Ask A Doctor Question:
I am wondering if I am a good candidate for lasik eye surgery with a medical history of psoriasis I have worn glasses and contacts for over 20 plus years.- Heather
--Emil William Chynn, MD, FACS, MBA
New York, NY
Psoriasis by itself may not be a contraindication for LASIK. However, if you also have chronic dry eye, LASIK would not be advised. Your age and prescription could determine if you could be a candidate for another procedure such as Implantable Contact Lenses or cataract surgery.
--J. Trevor Woodhams, M.D., FAAO
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