|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.
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.
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.
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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