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Pregnancy or Breast Feeding

Contraindications for Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, LASEK, Epi-Lasik, RLE, and P-IOL.

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Anyone pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or nursing should refrain from Lasik or any elective laser eye surgery.  

A candidate for  conventional or custom wavefront Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, LASEK, Epi-Lasik, RLE, or any refractive surgery procedure should not have refractive surgery if pregnant, nursing, or expecting to become pregnant or nurse within six months of refractive surgery. If pregnant, wait at least two months after nursing is ended to have refractive surgery. In all cases, do not have refractive surgery until a stable refractive error has been achieved.

Hormone Fluctuation

Hormones produced during pregnancy and lactation will cause most women's refractive state to fluctuate dramatically - with or without refractive surgery. If measurements to determine the amount of correction to be surgically induced are taken during this fluctuation, a false reading may occur and surgery would correct inappropriately. If fluctuation occurs during recovery, it would be impossible to tell if the refractive change is due to pregnancy or the surgery.

Medicine Interaction

Another important consideration is that the drugs used to correct complications of refractive surgery may be dangerous to the pregnancy or may pass through lactation to the infant during breast feeding. Pregnancy and nursing are contraindications for all types of elective refractive surgery.

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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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