Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
Seizure/Lasik link?
I have a friend who has been having unexplained seizures for 5+ years and has had great resources and doctor care but no answers. One idea that hasn't been explored yet is whether or not there may be a link between these seizures and lasik. Have you had anyone else with that possible connection?
Cancel
6 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar_universal
I had my first unexplained seizure about 2 years after I had my lasik surgery.  I also had a second 13 months after that.  I have had the thought that there may be some connection as well because I am a healthy, 43 yoa, female.  I don't understand how I could have a seizure unexplained... all the testing shows nothing.  So, now I'm on meds for the rest of my life.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
Have you proposed that possibility to your doctor to see if he/she has heard or seen any other such cases?
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
Sue...I had LASIK in October 2003 and began having seizures October 2005. All tests show no scar tissue, so seizures are unexplain although I have had a fair share of head injuries. Scar tissue should show up though. Now on meds till I die...and they aren't completely controlled.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
I had laser eye surgery in October 2006 and took my first seizure two weeks later. I was 29 at the time and no history of epilepsy in family. I have taken further seizures since, severe grand mals, about once a year. I havent been able to drive and will be on medication forever. They are not controlled. My brain scan was clear. I cant help thinking that the eye surgery triggered or even caused my seizures. I hope there will be research into this connection however i doubt the industry will endorse this as it would lead to possible litigation and destroy industry completely. Happy to have found this forum to express my concerns.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
Good question. And I really wonder if a scientist who have founded a link between two of them could freely confess it. I mean I know that medical sector is like mafia sector unfortunately. There is big money going on there.

Well here is my story.

My wife had been Lasik when she was 18. Now she is 29 and she had her first photoepileptic seisure while on pc monitor watching matrix 3(she was on menses period). We didn't want to take medicine yet. Cause they say everyone has a seisure chanse for once. But 39 days later, one day after on our 6th anniversary she had her second seisure.(we had drunk two 70cl bottles of wine (one for each) on anniversary. She was just logging in to facebook with 10inch tablet pc this time.

Already everything in this era is about technology, monitors, screens. And even we are both web designers. So it's really bad for us.

So she started to use medicine(lamictal) 3 days ago.

I'm really worried for her. she has heavy pains for 3-4 days on her shoulders and arms after seisures. Even she felt down from bed on that second seisure and so on her back.

I can't really believe that science haven't solved this ill. They almost got no real idea.

Well about her first seisure again. Monitor was 22'' Samsung 60hz. It was my monitor, but I gave her about a month ago or so before her seisure. She was using 19'' Samsung 60hz before that. But I had used that 22'' Samsung for almost 12 years. And I spent my life on computers like no one else could. I mean almost 12 hours a day and for almost 14-15 years. She started to use like me ( 8-10hours a day) after marriage(6 years).

I searched for monitor hz. How it was linked with seisures. And I saw, someone's post. He had got her first seisure 6,5 months after he had bought 120hz monitor. So I think using 120hz monitor is not a solution.

I really wonder what is behind this. Lasik ? Brain ? Monitor ? Morpheus ? lol I really want to solve this.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
And on a second thought, yeah maybe lasik wouldn't directly related with epilepsy but it may raises the risk. Beceause they say everyone has a chanse about %2 to have a seisure for once. But maybe after lasik it may raise to %10 or so. I don't know.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
As far as I can tell this hasn't really been explored yet.  The
only thing I can tell you is that it messes with nerves that can do strange things to your brain.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Seizure/Lasik link?
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336 "Life should be great rathe... Comment
18 hrs ago
Avatar_universal
Blank
DMRobbins0226 commented on My GYN made me mad.
Feb 08
1415174_tn?1453246703
Blank
mkh9 Confucius. " Our greatest g... Comment
Jan 25
Top Neurology Answerers
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
teddybears4ever2
Minneapolis, MN
Epilepsy Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
teddybears4ever2
Minneapolis, MN