Can Keratoconus Patients Get Laser?

Keratoconus is a progressive eye condition that occurs in the cornea layer of the eye. There are various treatments for keratoconus disease, but there is another question that patients are curious about. One of the most common questions we receive is “Can Keratoconus Patients Have Laser?”. In our new blog content, we will try to answer this question for our curious followers.

Is There a Chance for Keratoconus Patients to Have Laser?

Let’s start with the answer first this time. It is not possible for keratoconus patients to have laser. There are doctors in the world who perform laser on some keratoconus patients with some special applications, but not all of them, but many factors such as the condition of the patient’s eye, the level of corneal thickness come into play here, and successful results cannot always be achieved in a limited mass.

If we want to summarize briefly and give a general answer, as we said above, it is not possible for keratoconus patients to have laser.

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So Why?

To answer the question why, it is necessary to understand the general structure of laser eye surgery. In the laser method, special calculations are made and the most ideal procedure for the patient is determined. Yes, there are special calculations at all stages, but laser surgery makes the cornea thinner.
The cornea, which is already thinning and weakening in keratoconus disease, becomes a little thinner and a little weaker with the laser. For this reason, laser surgery is not preferred in keratoconus patients.

Assoc. Prof. Aylin Kılıç

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