Are You a Good Candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery?

Refractive surgery is not applicable for everyone. You need a complete eye exam to find out if you are a candidate for surgery. There are also some questions to ask yourself before considering LASIK or other refractive procedures.

Are you willing to accept the unlikely risk of surgical complications?

Modern LASIK is extremely safe with rare complications. But there are also times when complications occur that can adversely affect your vision.

Does your career allow you to get LASIK?

There are few organizations that prohibit their employees or members from having refractive surgery. If you have any doubts, you should ask your employer, professional association or military service if you are allowed to have refractive surgery.

Do I have any health conditions that make me a bad surgical candidate?

Some advanced autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, can affect recovery after surgery.

Is your prescription stable long enough to be LASIK?

If your prescription continues to increase each year as more and more myopia, more hyperopia, or more astigmatism, then you may not be a good candidate for refractive surgery yet.

Do your sports activities make you a bad surgical candidate?

People who participate in contact sports such as boxing, martial arts or wrestling are not likely to be good LASIK candidates. In these cases, other fracture procedures, particularly surface ablation, may be more suitable options. Still, you should consult your doctor.

Is there an age limit for LASIK?

There are no strict rules about the appropriate age to have LASIK. However, patients under 18 are rarely stable enough for LASIK. In elderly patients, cataracts or other eye health problems that prevent them from undergoing LASIK may have started to develop. The way to identify these is to have a complete eye exam.

Are you pregnant?

You should delay LASIK if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Pregnancy can produce certain hormones that affect your vision, which can cause dry eyes and impaired vision during pregnancy. Also, medications typically given after LASIK, such as antibiotics or steroids, can put the baby at risk. However, if your hormones are balanced and the baby is no longer breastfed, after a few months LASIK becomes an option for you again.

Do you have keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a corneal disease caused by decreased strength of the cornea, which is detected on testing as an abnormal curvature. Patients with keratoconus are not candidates for LASIK or surface ablation, but new technologies may become available for these patients

There are many things to consider when determining who is suitable and who is not suitable for laser eye surgery. The best way to know that you’re a good candidate is through a LASIK consultation.

During a consultation, the eye doctor will determine whether your eyes, health and lifestyle make you eligible for LASIK. If not, they can offer you some alternative options to get you the best vision possible.

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