Pterygium, which is a callus, is a result of dry eye. Lasik can further increase the dryness of eyes. Hence, Lasik eye surgery may cause progression of Pterygium. Depending on the decision of the surgeon Lasik eye surgery should be avoided in the presence of Pterygium.
There are several reasons why Lasik may be deemed unsafe if you have Pterygium:
So what are the options to see better in the presence of Pterygium?
Therefore combining the two procedures makes a lot of sense. It does require advanced instrumentation and higher skill. But this is likely the best option to tackle two problems at once. Also since both procedures require similar medications it saves time and money for the eye drops. And it will decrease the total number of visits to the lasik eye surgeon.
Rajesh Khanna, MD
Dr. Khanna, of the Khanna Vision Institute, has performed hundreds of vision corrective surgery with patients suffering from pterygium. Located in Beverly Hills and Thousand Oaks, Khanna Vision Institute has helped thousands of individuals achieve the best vision possible after ridding them of pterygium from their eyes.
Los Angeles Lasik Surgeon Rajesh Khanna MD is a recognized pioneer in Presbyopic Implants for correction of aging eyes. He has popularized Cornea Cross Linking and Intacs forKeratoconus. He is an Expert Cataract, Pterygium Eye Surgeon, A Cornea Specialist he performs Laser Corneal Transplants, DMEK, DSEK and DALK. Rajesh Khanna MD is a well known medical writer. He has published the bestseller "The miracle of Pi in Eye".He is also a columnist for the newspaper Acorn. Dr.Khanna also hosts "Medical Magic". In his spare time he hikes with his family and German Shepard or does yoga. He also plays field hockey and loves swimming.