New advancements in LASIK technology have made the LASIK procedure available to more people. LASIK can be used to correct myopia (nearsightedness), astigmatism, and hyperopia (farsightedness). The results from LASIK can be dramatic.
But LASIK still isn’t right for everyone. There are certain health or eye conditions that can affect the outcome of LASIK, and these should be taken into consideration before the procedure. Campbell Cunningham Laser Center can provide you with guidance, and if you have any questions about a condition, be proactive. Ask. There are no bad questions. Both you and your doctor want to discover everything that will provide the best possible care for you.
Conditions that could affect the outcome of LASIK include:
- Autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, which can affect the corneas
- Immunodeficiency conditions. These may be caused by medications or diseases such as HIV or AIDS
- Persistent dry eyes, which may also cause cornea issues after surgery
- Unstable vision. In cases where the instability is caused by medications, pregnancy, or hormonal changes, or age, the patient may not be a candidate.
- Eye conditions are diseases. These may include cataracts, glaucoma, herpes simplex, keratoconus, keratitis, uveitis, or eye or eyelid injuries.
If you want to know for sure if LASIK is an option for you, then a good place to start is to complete our simple Are You A Candidate for LASIK questionnaire, which will be reviewed by one of our doctors. You will then be contacted with the results and with information.
To take the questionnaire, click here.