|Some acne meds may be a problem for Lasik laser eye surgery.
Acne itself is not a contraindication for refractive surgery, but there can be additional considerations
for for conventional or custom wavefront Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, LASEK, and Epi-Lasik.
Acne Medication Concerns
Isotretinoin, known as Accutane, is a topical medication commonly
prescribed for acne. The active ingredients in Accutane for acne
can cause dry eye. Accutane used for acne is a contraindication for conventional
or custom wavefront Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, LASEK, and
Epi-Lasik. Accutane should not be used for an at least six months
before surgery and six months after surgery.
Accutane for acne may not be a contraindication for P-IOL, or RLE, however be sure to let your doctor know if you are using
any medication with isotretinoin.
Looking For Best Lasik Surgeon?
If you are ready to choose a doctor to be evaluated for conventional
or custom wavefront Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, or any refractive surgery procedure, we recommend you consider a doctor who has been evaluated and certified by the USAEyes nonprofit organization.
Locate a USAEyes Evaluated & Certified Lasik Doctor.
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