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Who should probably not have refractive surgery?

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Most forms of refractive surgery may not be advisable for people who:

Always ask your surgeon about the risks of surgery as well as the benefits. That way, you can make a more informed decision. The outcome will be more likely to meet your expectations.

  • Have a pre-existing eye disease
  • Take certain prescription drugs known to affect vision or corneal healing
  • Are pregnant or nursing

SOURCES:

GetEyesmart.org: "LASIK - Laser Eye Surgery;"  "Alternative Refractive Surgeries;" and "Is LASIK for Me? A Patient's Guide to Refractive Surgery."

International Society of Refractive Surgery: ISRS: "Refractive Surgery: Procedures."

UCLaser.com: "Procedures."

FDA.gov: "What is LASIK?" "What to Expect Before, During, and After Surgery;" "INTACS® Prescription Inserts for Keratoconus - H040002;" and "What Are Phakic Lenses?"

AllAboutVision.com: "PresbyLASIK;" "Surgery for Presbyopia;" and "News on LASIK and Other Refractive Surgery."

Refractive Surgery News: "Presby-LASIK: Correction for Reading Vision" and "Laser Presbyopia Surgery."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on February 03, 2018

SOURCES:

GetEyesmart.org: "LASIK - Laser Eye Surgery;"  "Alternative Refractive Surgeries;" and "Is LASIK for Me? A Patient's Guide to Refractive Surgery."

International Society of Refractive Surgery: ISRS: "Refractive Surgery: Procedures."

UCLaser.com: "Procedures."

FDA.gov: "What is LASIK?" "What to Expect Before, During, and After Surgery;" "INTACS® Prescription Inserts for Keratoconus - H040002;" and "What Are Phakic Lenses?"

AllAboutVision.com: "PresbyLASIK;" "Surgery for Presbyopia;" and "News on LASIK and Other Refractive Surgery."

Refractive Surgery News: "Presby-LASIK: Correction for Reading Vision" and "Laser Presbyopia Surgery."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on February 03, 2018

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