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karen sewell


03/19/2013

Is there a higher risk of complication with lasik surgery if you have vitiligo?

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  • Sara nelson

    03/19/2013

    Till know, there is no cure for vitiligo. But you can try to improve your skin's appearance by cosmetics or light treatment. And laser can be used to treat small area of vitiligo. But if you mean lasik eye surgery, as far as i know, there is no business between lasik surgery and vitiligo because vitiligo is a kind of skin problem that won't affect the vision. Anyway, whether you have vitiligo or not, you are in risks of complication after lasik surgery. Usually, the common complication risk of lasik surgery include temporary discomfort and vision disturbances, dry eyes and eye infection etc. But this may not happen to some patient. Anyway, you'd better consult your doctor for a better knowledge about lasik surgery.
  • duncan

    03/21/2013

    Yes, there is a higher risk of complication with lasik surgery if you have vitiligo. Vitiligo is a common multiple of pigment skin disease which is to local disfiguring or extensive hair sex forming characteristics of white spot. It is a kind of acquired and disfiguring skin white patch. Dysfunction of nerve cells has produced the melanin cell toxic substances. Dysfunction of the body's immune system attacks and destroys the melanin cells or of the flaws of melanocyte in melanin formation which is formed in the process of some of its own toxic by-products. Vitiligo patients may have certain genetic defects, easy to be damaged. Once you who are with vitiligo get the lasik surgery, your eyes may get dry easily. What is worse, your eyes may get red because of the affection from the skin problems. You should protect the eyes carefully after taking the lasik surgery. Before the lasik surgery, you need to do the big examination to see whether this surgery is suitable for you.
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