Laser Eye Surgery

Laser Surgery Candidate

A good laser surgery candidate is at least 18 years of age, in good general health and should be free of eye diseases including keratoconus, glaucoma, cataracts and certain retinal and optic nerve diseases.

Good candidates should also be free of certain health problems including uncontrolled diabetes, autoimmune or collagen vascular disease, and any medication or condition that renders the patient immunocompromised.

Potential laser patients should make their doctor aware of any eye problems including amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (muscle imbalance), severe dry eyes, previous eye surgery or injury, or any recurrent, residual or active eye conditions which may affect healing (ie. viral infections).

Other conditions that should be related to the doctor include keloid scarring with previous surgical healing, back problems, claustrophobia or other psychological problems, which may affect the surgery or recovery.

It is critical that a potential laser vision correction candidate has obtained a stable ocular prescription for at least two years.