Tuesday, May 28, 2013

LASIK with Glaucoma: Is it Possible?

Birmingham Alabama LASIK Surgeon Marc Michelson, M.D. commented, “There are many patients wearing eyeglasses that also have glaucoma or even elevated intraocular pressure and are glaucoma suspects, who would prefer to have LASIK and not be dependent on their glasses for seeing clearly at distance. We would consider performing LASIK for certain patients with glaucoma-but it is really quite an individual determination and depends a great deal on the stability of the glaucoma and whether and how much damage to the optic nerve the disease has caused,” explained Dr. Michelson of Michelson Laser Vision. Generally, unless the glaucoma is severe it is possible that LASIK could be an option for most patients. Other types of laser eye surgery for vision correction such as PRK might be preferred. In some cases it might actually be beneficial to have lens replacement surgery using advanced technology lens implants for vision correction.

If you or someone you know has glaucoma or is a glaucoma suspect and is considering LASIK, we would be happy to provide a free consultation to help determine if they are a LASIK candidate or perhaps a better candidate for another type of Laser Eye Surgery for vision correction or Lens Replacement Surgery please schedule a Free Consultation in Birmingham by calling 205-930-0930, visiting Michelson Laser Vision or facebook.com/michelsonlaservision.

Michelson Laser Vision and Alabama Eye & Cataract Center are leading eye care centers in Birmingham staffed by a team of specialists including eye doctors who are fellowship trained cornea specialists and cataract and lens implant specialists-all board certified Ophthalmologists & Corneal Specialists-as well as Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser eye surgery such as LASIK for laser vision correction, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease including cornea transplants, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and fitting of eyeglasses and eyewear.