I am a 48 year old female and was recently diagonosed with Salzmann's Nodular Degeneration. The eye surgeon who did my Lasik surgery in 2000, is planning to perform Superficial Keratecomy in a few weeks.
Is it safe to have the procedure since having Lasik surgery? Are there usually any complications?
What do you know about Salzmann's and what could have caused it? I wore soft contacts for approx. 20 years prior to Lasik surgery. Could it be from Lasik surgery? I find information contradicting on the web.
The superficial keratectomy for Salzman's nodular degeneration is generally a very quick and painless, and rather safe procedure but extreme caution will be needed due to the history of Lasik. Hopefully the nodules are outside the original flap zone - that would be great. Please discuss all this with your surgeon - and I hope he has good success with doing this in many other patients, especially with prior Lasik. I'm not the expert on this particular procedure - so please make sure you have a board-certified ophthalmologist that is a very experience LASIK surgeon and corneal specialist.
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