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LASIK and Pregnancy


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If you are pregnant and interested in getting LASIK, your eyes may have to wait. Pregnancy is still considered a very delicate state of health for you and your unborn baby. As such, most surgeons will not consider taking you on as a patient while you are pregnant, despite the overwhelming safety of the procedure. Moreover, given that LASIK is an elective procedure, the risks, however small they may be, are not worth taking during this crucial nine month period.

If you are breastfeeding, you may also not be a candidate for LASIK eye surgery. There are not necessarily chemicals that can be transferred to the baby associated with the surgery, but nonetheless, the breastfeeding mother is still in a altered state from baseline. Since breastfeeding is temporary, most surgeons will prefer to wait until you are no longer breastfeeding to perform the surgery, although you may be able to pursue your consultation and pre-surgical appointments.

If you are not yet pregnant, consider which life-changing move - LASIK or a baby - is a higher priority at this time. A consultation with a LASIK surgeon will help you understand what your timeline is for LASIK vision correction surgery.


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