Keloids and Laser Vision Correction?

There is some concern on the part of laser eye surgeons that performing laser vision correction may be higher risk in patients with a history of forming keloids. Keloids are a form of raised scar, and the theoretical link is that these patients have a higher scar forming tendency and therefore might get scarring in their eyes as well. It seems that there was more concern about this issue when laser vision correction started, and the technique is somewhat different now. So, with the new technique, I believe that a history of keloid formation would not make me uncomfortable about performing laser vision correction.

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