Monday, 6 January 2014


For LASIK there are two forms of contraindications - definite and indefinite. Definite contraindications make the LASIK surgery impossible, indefinite contraindications must be taken into serious consideration before making the decision to undergo LASIK.

Definite contraindications of LASIK
•Diseases of the cornea (e.g. keratoconus, degeneration)
•Acute eye diseases
(e.g. diabetic retinopathy, developed glaucoma)
•Pregnancy and breastfeeding
•Patients under 18 years (eye still growing)
•Instable refraction values (increasing diopter values)
•Astigmatism > 5 Diopter
•Corneal thickness < 500 µm
Indefinite contraindications of LASIK
•Retinal defects (e.g. holes, retinal detachment)
•Eye disease
(e.g. high interocular pressure, begin of diabetic alterations, chronic infection)
•System diseases (e.g. Auto immune deficiency, rheumatism)
•General bad health

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