|LASIK Impossible for HIV patients?
Dec 19, 2008
I see that Dr. Conway has answered a question, stating that LASIK surgery is fine for newly diagnosed HIV patients who will never progress to AIDS. I just returned from a LASIK doctor's office, where a staffer told me that the FDA prohibits them from operating on any patient with HIV. He gave two reasons: 1) The risk of eye infection that the body cannot fight is too great. 2) The surgery will do no good anyway because the eyes always revert over time to their original state in HIV/AIDS patients.
Is there anything to what this man told me, or is he just blowing smoke because the doctor chooses not to take the risk? Reason #2 really sounds incredulous to me.
| Response from Dr. Henry
I have had dozens of HIV+ patients undergo LAKIK surgery in Minnesota without problems-the advice from that doctor's office is incorrect and inappropriate. KH
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Is It Almost Impossible For A Man To Get Hiv From A Woman?
- Anal Warts After Oral Sex Hooker What Are The Chances Of HIV
- Burning Urethra After Rubbing Penis Worried I Have HIV
- Jock Itch After Vaginal Sex With Condom What Are The Chances Of HIV
- Loose Stool After Insertive Anal Sex With Condom What Are The Chances Of HIV
- Red Spots After Anal Sex Worried I Have HIV
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.