Corrective Eye Surgery: What Might Make You Unsuitable?

While laser eye surgery is suitable for most people, learn more about conditions that could impact your suitability. 

Corrective eye surgery is a popular and effective way to improve vision and reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses. However, not everyone is a good candidate for this procedure. There are a number of conditions that can make you unsuitable for corrective eye surgery, such as dry eyes, eye shape irregularities, underlying health conditions, and age.

At Canberra Eye Laser, our experienced eye surgeons carefully evaluate each patient to determine if they are a good candidate for corrective eye surgery. During your pre-operative assessment, your eye surgeon will conduct a comprehensive eye examination and discuss your medical history.

Here are some of the conditions that may make you unsuitable for corrective eye surgery at Canberra Eye Laser:

  • Dry eyes: If you have dry eyes, corrective eye surgery may make your condition worse. We will assess your dry eye severity during your pre-operative assessment and recommend the best course of action.
  • Eye shape irregularities: The shape of your eye is also important. If your cornea is too thin or too irregular, corrective eye surgery may not be safe. We will use state-of-the-art technology to measure the thickness and curvature of your cornea during your pre-operative assessment.
  • Underlying health conditions: Certain underlying health conditions, such as autoimmune disorders, diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts, can increase your risk of complications from corrective eye surgery. We will discuss your medical history with you during your pre-operative assessment to determine if any of these conditions apply to you.
  • Age: Corrective eye surgery is not typically recommended for people under the age of 21. This is because the eye is still developing during this time and the vision prescription may not be stable.

Other factors that may make you unsuitable for corrective eye surgery include:

  • Use of certain medications: Certain medications, such as corticosteroids and some antidepressants, can interfere with the healing process after corrective eye surgery.
  • Employment in dusty or dirty environments: If you have a job that requires you to work in dusty or dirty environments, you may not be a good candidate for corrective eye surgery. This is because your eyes are at increased risk of infection in these environments.

If you are considering corrective eye surgery, it is important to understand the potential risks and complications. Laser eye treatment is a safe and effective procedure for most people, but it is important to be aware of the potential outcomes before making a decision.

Why choose Canberra Eye Laser?

Canberra Eye Laser is a leading provider of corrective eye surgery in Australia. We have a team of highly experienced and skilled eye surgeons who use the latest technology to provide our patients with the best possible results. We offer a range of corrective eye surgery procedures, including LASIK, SMILE, and PRK.

If you are considering corrective eye surgery, we encourage you to contact Canberra Eye Laser today for a free consultation. We would be happy to answer all of your questions and help you determine if corrective eye surgery is right for you.