How to Tell If LASIK Isn’t The Right Choice for you

By Dr. Keamy
March 15, 2018

LASIK Westborough MAYou may be the type of parent, partner, or friend who just can’t say no to anything, but some things are definitely worth saying no to if they aren’t right for you. Although you may want to see perfectly and clearly without the nuisance of having to wear contacts and glasses every day, LASIK may not be the right option for you. With certain eye and health issues, it can put you at a greater risk rather than a visual improvement. So, when is it a good idea to say “no” to LASIK? Let’s take a closer look.

You Have Glaucoma

If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma and are currently being treated for it, you may not be a suitable candidate for LASIK. Why exactly? During LASIK eye surgery, a suction device is used on the eye when we are creating the corneal flap. And although this suction device is suitable for most candidates, it does temporarily increase your intraocular pressure, which is the last thing you want to do for an individual who has glaucoma.

You Have An Autoimmune Disorder

According to The American Academy of Ophthalmology, if you have an autoimmune disease, you are at a greater risk of issues like corneal melts, corneal ulcers, corneal thinning, irregular healing, keratitis, scleritis, episcleritis, and eye inflammation. Additionally, The American Academy of Ophthalmology also says that an autoimmune disease puts you at a greater risk of developing extremely dry corneas.

Other things like using corticosteroids are also known to impair your recovery after LASIK surgery. During your initial consultation with Keamy Eye and LASIK Centre, we will determine whether or not you are suitable for LASIK. Are you ready to learn more about your vision health and schedule your LASIK consultation? Contact our Westborough office today  508-836-USEE(8733).

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