Before undergoing to your Laser refractive procedure eye surgery evaluation there are some general criteria that can guide you in deciding if this is the right procedure for you. To have laser eye surgery you should be in good eye health, good overall health, and have realistic expectations of the Laser refractive procedure
Candidates Should Have Good Eye Health:
- You must be at least 18 years old.
- Your eye prescription should fall within certain prescription limits +5.00 dp to – 12 diopter spherical and upto 6 diopter cylindrical power
- You should not have eye diseases like keratoconus, glaucoma, cataracts, corneal disease, dry eye and certain retinal and optic nerve diseases.
- You should have no residual or active eye conditions including optic neuritis, ocular herpes, some cases of amblyopia (lazy eye) AND strabismus (muscle imbalance).
- You should have no current or recurring infections and ocular allergies.
- You should have a normal corneal curvature, thickness and pupil size.
- You should not have any autoimmune diseases, such as Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or multiple sclerosis.
- If you have diabetes it must be well managed and under good control and not have diabetic retinopathy.
- You cannot be pregnant or nursing, or plan to become pregnant in the next 6 months following surgery. If nursing and considering Laser refractive procedure laser eye surgery, you should wait at least 3 months after you’ve stopped. Hormonal fluctuations can affect vision stability.