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Are you a candidate for LASIK?


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LASIK surgery is an excellent solution if you're looking to improve your vision. Unfortunately, LASIK is not for everyone. A qualified surgeon can determine whether or not you are medically suitable to undergo LASIK surgery. Only after a personalized evaluation can a surgeon predict the outcome of your LASIK surgery.

You are probably not a good candidate if you have a disease that may affect healing. Some medications (steroid and retinoic acid) as well as immunodeficiency states (HIV) and autoimmune diseases (such as rheumatoid, arthritis and lupus) may prevent proper healing following LASIK surgery. Any condition that can interfere with your vision or affect healing afterward may prevent you from having LASIK. Such conditions include: dry eyes, conjunctivitis, cataracts, uncontrolled glaucoma or keratoconus. This procedure requires you to be an adult. It's very important that you haven't experienced any substantial change when it comes to your contact lens and eyeglass prescriptions within the last year. Pregnancy makes you less than an ideal candidate. Also, you are not a good candidate if you are nursing.

Take the time to discuss your eyesight, general health and lifestyle related vision needs with your surgeon so you can be sure that you meet the appropriate criteria.


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