Should Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa Undergo LASIK?

Hidradenitis suppurativa Research

Author(s): Rosen DB, Moshirfar M, Heiland MB, Ronquillo YC, Hoopes PC

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a relatively common chronic inflammatory disease with immune dysregulation. While eye manifestations of HS are rare, a dilemma arises when these patients seek treatment for refractive errors. Although excimer laser surgery can be safely performed in patients with and immune-mediated inflammatory disease, there are caveats. Aside from the routine laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) screening tests, in some instances, we recommend additional screening tests in patients with HS, such as dry eye tests, consultation with specialists regarding HS diagnosis and treatment, careful assessment of the eyelids and periorbital structures, and thorough history of past and current lesions and treatments. After these patients undergo LASIK, careful, frequent, and long-term follow-up is necessary. Any adverse event or complication should be managed immediately. FUNDING: Research to Prevent Blindness funded the study. Hoopes Vision funded the Rapid Service Fees.

Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: Ophthalmology and therapy
Journal Abbreviation: Ophthalmol Ther
Journal Date Published:

National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMID: 31313219
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Lasted Revision: 2019-08-27

Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).


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