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Are you an ideal candidate for corneal refractive surgery?

If you are considering corneal refractive surgery, you must:

Be at least 18 years of age, with a stable refraction for the past 6 months.
Have healthy eyes that are free from any eye diseases or corneal abnormalities (eg Scar, Infection, etc)
Be informed of corneal Refractive Surgery risks and benefits as compared to existing treatments for refractive errors.
Be able to lie flat without difficulty.
Be able to tolerate local/topical anasethsia.
Be willing to sign an informed consent form prior to the procedure.
Be able to keep your eyes accurately on the fixation light during the laser treatment.

Be able to keep your eyes accurately on the fixation light during the laser treatment.

If you have any of the following criteria, you should not have refractive surgery, because the risk involved is greater than the benefit:

If you have any connective tissue diseases (Rheumatoid Arthritis), Auto immune (eg SLE) and immunodeficiency diseases.
If you are pregnant or nursing.
If you show signs of Keratoconus or any other condition that causes a thinning of the cornea.

In the above mentioned instances, it is recommended that you avoid corneal refractive surgery as the risk involved is greater than the benefit.

If you use contact lenses, please discontinue their use for at least 2 weeks prior to the surgery.

If you fulfill the above criteria and are interested in undergoing refractive surgery, discuss your decision with your corneal Refractive Surgeon. Your doctor may decide to perform an in-depth pre-procedural examination to evaluate the overall health of your eyes and determine your suitability for the procedure.