Poor Candidates for LASIK

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Poor Candidates for LASIK

While LASIK can produce incredible results in terms of vision correction, not all patients with poor vision are good candidates for the procedure. Patients who are considering LASIK should consult with their eye surgeon to determine whether or not they are an ideal candidate for LASIK surgery.

Some of the conditions which may make a patient a poor candidate for LASIK include the following:

  • Thin cornea
  • A cornea with an abnormal structure
  • Pregnancy
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Dystrophies
  • Ocular Herpetic Keratitis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Severe dry eye

Patients with the above conditions may not be ideal candidates for LASIK but may find that other types of vision correction may be beneficial.

   

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