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What Health Conditions May Affect Whether You Can Get LASIK?

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 LASIK treatment.

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.