Can I have LASIK if I have diabetes, glaucoma, pregnant or nursing?
Yes, you can have LASIK if you have diabetes or glaucoma but these conditions must be under good control. Part of the reason for the thorough pre-operative eye examination we do is to be sure that your eyes are not affected by other medical or eye conditions. Should you have diabetic eye problems such as bleeding or swelling in the back of the eye, these conditions would have to be treated first and be stable before considering LASIK.
If you have glaucoma but it is under good control, LASIK may still be an option. If the condition is severe with loss of vision, however, LASIK would not be encouraged.
If you are pregnant or nursing, you want to wait at least 2-3 months after delivery or discontinuing nursing to consider LASIK as your prescription may be altered temporarily by the hormonal changes. You can still come in for a screening but we would wait for the actual procedure until that time.
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