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Most people with normal prescriptions can undergo laser eye surgery without a problem. But some patients may not be eligible. With that in mind, here’s a broad outline of the criteria that clinics will usually ask for when assessing patients for laser eye surgery. Every case is individual, however, and many of these factors can be managed, so it’s always worth having a consultation to discuss your own treatment.
A contraindication is a factor in your own particular medical circumstances that makes you unsuitable for surgery. That might be because for you, laser eye surgery is unlikely to be particularly effective, or because the risks are too high to carry out surgery safely. Some of the symptoms and conditions that may exclude you from undergoing laser eye surgery include:
If you have one of the conditions listed, it’s important to book an appointment with your specialist to discuss your suitability for laser eye surgery and to discuss the options for alternative treatments. With the latest modern advances in eye surgery, it may be possible to treat patients who were previously told they were unsuitable for laser eye surgery; or there may be a new alternative that you are eligible for.
There is always hope, so contact us today to book a consultation.