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Author Topic: Heres a strange question for you...  (Read 2633 times)

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Offline manchesteruk

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Heres a strange question for you...
« on: July 13, 2006, 03:33:59 PM »
I'm going to ask my Dr when I see him next week but I thought i'd put this question to you all incase someone has come across this issue before.  I'm considering going for laser eye surgery I hate wearing glasses and contact lenses just don't seem to agree with me.  Is there any reason you could think of why being HIV+ would restrict someones access to laser eye surgery?  I know that seems like a wierd question but I thought i'd ask anyway!

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Offline Cliff

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Re: Heres a strange question for you...
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2006, 04:27:12 PM »
I don't think it would matter (especially with your tcell and viral loads).  You should be able to have the surgery just like everyone else.  I'm sure your eye doctor will confirm this.

Offline The Canuck

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Re: Heres a strange question for you...
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2006, 04:35:34 PM »
I don't think it matter period whatever are the Tcells & VL.


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Offline JustAGirl

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Re: Heres a strange question for you...
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2006, 09:23:08 PM »
Hey I have wondered the same thing! I would think that as long as your numbers are good you should be just fine! Let us know what your doc says!!


Offline AlanBama

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Re: Heres a strange question for you...
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2006, 11:35:12 AM »
I had eye surgery back in March.   It wasn't an issue for me, I'm sure it won't be for you either.


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Offline manchesteruk

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Re: Heres a strange question for you...
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2006, 06:51:43 PM »
Thanks for your replies everyone.  How did you find the eye surgery Alan?  I'm caught in two minds about having laser surgery or Ortho K contact lenses which you wear overnight and they reshape your eyeball so you don't need to wear contact during the day.  Sounds disgusting I know!
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Re: Heres a strange question for you...
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2006, 09:22:43 AM »
A friend of mine with HIV and a cd4 of 200 had his eyes done. It went very well and he is really happy with the result.

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