Laser vision correction should not be performed
Your eye care practitioner can help you decide, but here are some general guidelines:
- Glaucoma, infection, cataracts, severe dry eye or any other condition that would affect postoperative healing.
- Age 18 or younger(with some exceptions).
- Unstable vision before surgery.
- If you’repregnant or nursing, your hormonal levels can affect the shape of your eye. You’ll need to wait until your hormones are back to normal levels.
- Degenerative or autoimmune disease, since this would affect healing.
- Thin cornea (with some exceptions)
Cataract surgery should not be performed if:
- The patient does not desire surgery
- Glasses or other visual aids provide functional vision satisfactory to the patient
- The patient’s quality of life is not compromised
- The patient is medically unfit
- The patient has concomitant disease where functional improvement is unlikely
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