To Decide If LASIK is Right For Me
are several factors that determine if LASIK eye surgery is right
If you are scared to take risks -
there are no current procedures with long-term explanations in
can avoid certain problems if you are scared to take risks.
2. Your Job –
need to check with your employers to ensure that you qualify for
Some employers, such as military employers, society, etc will
refractive LASIK surgery.
3. Medical Insurance –
Most of the
medical policies or insurance will have stipulations, clauses.
in your insurance
plan to see if your policy covers LASIK surgery. Most do not.
an expensive process, so make sure that you can pay for the
if your insurance will not cover you.
Other factors to consider is that if you are required to change
your bifocal or contact lens prescription after one year, then
you will need to check the “refractive instability”
rules of engagement with your insurance providers and doctors,
or whoever requires the change. Who fits this criteria?
Those twenty-years of age or younger fit the criteria.
with diabetes, or other disease that cause hormone fluctuation
who take medications that affect the eyesight
who are breastfeeding or who is pregnant
you fit this criteria, it is important that you discuss any risks
with your doctor. If you have or on:
Medications that affect healing of wounds, such as Retinoic, Steroids,
have a disease
that hinders healing, such as autoimmune disorders, lupus,
rheumatoid, immunodeficiency HIV, diabetes, etc, discuss the risks
2. Wrestlers, boxers, martial arts, or those in contact sports
should discuss risks
doctor prior to LASIK surgery if you qualify.
3. If you are under 18-years of age, you do not qualify for LASIK
are the precautions with LASIK surgery?
This is a question you should ask your doctor. Mostly, patients
should consider their history of disease and discuss that history
with their doctor before LASIK surgery.
you have a history of:
Zoster or Simplex Herpes that affects your eyes –
eye surgeries or injuries
hypertension, glaucoma suspect, or Glaucoma,
disorders of the eye, iritis, uveitis, or other eye disease
will also need to consider risks such as:
1. Large Pupil – Your doctor should evaluate your eyes in
a dark lit room if you
pupils. Certain people who take medications, or younger people
are larger, which the pupils often dilate and become larger in
Symptoms can develop from LASIK if you have this condition,
symptoms include starbursts, halos, glare, double vision, and
can develop also. This could mean that you will not be able
to go out
in foggy weather, at night, etc.
2. Inflammatory eye conditions of the eyelids where as the eyelashes
LASIK surgery could increase your risks of inflammation or infection
of the eye’s
3. Cornea Thinning is a condition that emerges when thin covers
eye and about the iris, which is the part of the eye that is
Since LASIK is designed to reshape the cornea, remove tissues,
thin covers are at risk of blindness, including permanent blindness.
4. If you have had other LASIK surgeries in the past, you should
doctor. If you had LASIK, PRK, or RK surgery you may not qualify
5. IF you have dry eye conditions, LASIK surgery may not be recommended
can agitate your eye problem.
learn more about LASIK, speak with your doctor or read other articles
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