Laser Vision Correction with Lasik
Are You a Candidate for LASIK? You need to know that .Laser vision correction, or Lasik eye surgery is immensely popular. It has fantastic and predictable results, and is able to correct a wide range of refractive errors. With the advantages of SUPERLASIK, more people than ever before can benefit from this incredible treatment. However, there are still some requirements that you should meet in order to be a good candidate for Lasik vision correction.
Are You a Candidate for LASIK? Lets find out
During your Lasik screening, Los Angeles eye surgeon Dr. Rajesh Khanna will perform a series of tests and ask you questions about your medical history. He will also check to make sure you meet the basic Lasik requirements, which are:
- You must be 18+ years old – Your eyes must be fully developed and mature before LASIK is performed.In rare cases lasik eye surgery may be performed at a earlier age. for example if an amblyopic or lazy eye is unable to tolerate contact lens.
- You must have healthy eyes – If you have an eye infection or eye disease, it will need to be completely cleared up before it is safe to perform LASIK. We need to rule out glaucoma and cataracts.
- You must not be pregnant or nursing – If you are already pregnant, you should wait at least three months after you have stopped nursing before undergoing LASIK.
- Dry eye syndrome should be controlled – Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that can be controlled through the use of special eye drops. If you have dry eyes, Dr. Khanna can help you address this problem both before and after your LASIK surgery.
Are You a Candidate for LASIK? Cornea Analysis
- Corneal thickness. Thin corneas are a contraindication. There s no magic number. General consensus among Lasik eye surgeons is below 475 microns. Corneas thicker than 650 microns are also suspicious.
- Shape of Cornea: Uniformity of shape is important. Superior Inferior symmetry is important
- Pachymetry map: Oct machine from Carl Zeiss – Ciruss 5000 generates a nice map.
- Curvature of Cornea: Very steep cornea nor very flat cornea are good to design flaps.
Avoiding Medication Interference Following Laser Vision Correction
Some drugs and medications can intefere with the healing of your eyes after Lasik surgery, including steroids and immunosuppressants. Other medications may cause dry eye syndrome as a side effect. We will ask you to list all of the medications you take on a regular basis during your personal consultation. You may need to stop taking these medications for a short period of time before and after your surgery in order to ensure healing proceeds as smoothly as possible.
The best way to find out if you are a good Lasik laser vision correction candidate is to schedule a free screening with us in Beverly Hills or Westlake Village, California. Contact The Khanna Institute today or call 1-877-2-KHANNA to set a date for your free visit. We look forward to meeting you.