Although prior retinal barrage laser treatment is not an absolute contraindication for Lasik surgery, we do not advise our patients to undergo Lasik surgery before retinal laser treatment. We always prefer to follow the protocol of retinal laser treatment followed by Lasik surgery.
Various factors during the Lasik procedure may disturb the contents inside the eye and hence transmit unavoidable forces to the retinal tissue. Suction force is used to stabilize the eye during Lasik procedure, which may cause some pull on the retina as well. Hence, if the the retinal lesions have been treated in advance, the risk of retinal complications after Lasik surgery are significantly minimized