Just as you would before any medical procedure, you should talk to your
doctor about any health conditions you have before undergoing LASIK eye
surgery. Generally, you should be in good overall health before getting
LASIK. You should also be aware of what makes a person a suitable candidate
for LASIK. There are some conditions that may prevent you from receiving
If you have an uncontrolled disease or condition that affects your autoimmune
system, or your body’s ability to heal itself, you may not be eligible
for LASIK. The success of the LASIK procedure depends on your body being
able to heal. If you are taking certain medications, this may interfere
with the success of LASIK surgery, so be sure to discuss this with your
eye doctor. For example, Accutane has been shown to increase the prevalence
of dry eye syndrome.
You should talk to an eye specialist to learn more about whether or not
you would be a good candidate for LASIK. For more about
LASIK eye surgery in New York, call Dr. Mark Hornfeld at (212) 580-8881.